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Bad news for insomniacs: 'hunger hormones' affected by poor sleep Insomnia has long been associated with poor health, including weight gain and even obesity. Now researchers at UCLA have found out why. In a study to be published in the May issue of the journal Psych... (25 Mar 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 5 years 30 weeks ago
Awareness of ethnicity-based stigma found to start as early as second grade Students are stigmatized for any number of reasons, from the clothes they wear to what model cell phone they clench in their hands.   Now, in a new report, researchers from UCLA show that youths... (31 Aug 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Adolescence, Ethnicity and Immigration Research Program 3 years 7 weeks ago
Autistic brains develop more slowly than healthy brains, UCLA researchers say Researchers at UCLA have found a possible explanation for why autistic children act and think differently than their peers. For the first time, they've shown that the connections between brain regions... (20 Oct 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 3 years 1 day ago
Autistic Brains Can Be Trained to Recognize Visual and Vocal Cues To understand the meaning of a conversation, kids automatically do what adults do besides processing the meaning of words, they unconsciously read the expression on a person's face and listen to their... (22 Jun 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 7 years 17 weeks ago
Autism in black and white: NIH grant helps scientist study disorder in African Americans The National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. Daniel Geschwind, director of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment, a five-year, $10 million grant to continue his research on the g... (8 Apr 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 27 weeks ago
Autism Heroes Author to discuss book exploring the lives of Autistic families Book signing and discussion by Barbara Firestone, president of The Help Group, a nonprofit organization that serves children with autistic spectrum disorders. Autism Heroes: Portraits of Families Meet... (15 Apr 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 6 years 27 weeks ago
Autism changes molecular structure of the brain, UCLA study finds For decades, autism researchers have faced a baffling riddle: how to unravel a disorder that leaves no known physical trace as it develops in the brain. Now a UCLA study is the first to reveal ho... (25 May 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 3 years 21 weeks ago
Assessment technique lets scientists see brain aging before symptoms appear Approach combines PET scans with information on patients' Alzheimer's risk UCLA scientists have used innovative brain-scan technology developed at UCLA, along with patient-specific information on Alzh... (5 Jan 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA Longevity Center 5 years 41 weeks ago
Alzheimer's drug may help mild memory loss, study shows UCLA researchers conducted a study of a small sample of adults with mild age-related memory loss. One group of participants was randomly assigned a daily placebo, while the other group was given Arice... (30 Jul 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA Longevity Center 6 years 11 weeks ago
Alterations in brain's white matter key to schizophrenia White matter 'integrity' may be predictive of functional outcome Schizophrenia, a chronic and debilitating disorder marked in part by auditory hallucinations and paranoia, can strike in late adolesce... (19 Jun 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience 5 years 17 weeks ago