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Non-invasive therapy significantly improves depression, UCLA researchers say Major depression is a common and disabling brain condition marked not only by the presence of depressed mood but also by its effects on sleep, energy, decision-making, memory and thoughts of death or... (2 Sep 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Mood Disorders, Division of Adult Psychiatry 3 years 46 weeks ago
Discrimination hurts, but how much? It's tough being a teen. Are you in or are you out? Are you hanging with the right crowd? Are you dressing and talking and acting the right way? For adolescents who are ethnic minorities, on top of th... (13 Sep 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Adolescence, Ethnicity and Immigration Research Program 3 years 45 weeks ago
Do the math, say UCLA researchers In 2008, Reuben Granich and his colleagues at the World Health Organization published a paper in the medical journal The Lancet that proposed a new strategy for combating HIV in South Africa, a countr... (16 Sep 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Biomedical Modeling 3 years 44 weeks ago
UCLA study reveals how autism-risk gene rewires the brain Many gene variants have been linked to autism, but how do these subtle changes alter the brain, and ultimately behavior? Using a blend of brain imaging and genetic detective work, scientists at U... (3 Nov 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 3 years 37 weeks ago
UCLA researchers find that Medicaid-funded ADHD treatment for children is failing Whatever its final incarnation, the recently enacted landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will expand Medicaid eligibility and is expected by 2013 to provide coverage, including mental... (9 Dec 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, ADHD Program, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 3 years 32 weeks ago
Thomas Strouse named to new Maddie Katz Chair in Palliative Care Research and Education Tomorrow will be better. That thought carried Madelyn "Maddie" Katz through her final days before her untimely death from pancreatic cancer in 2009. It may well be the philosophy that motivated Maddie... (16 Dec 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 3 years 31 weeks ago
Neural stem cells maintain high levels of reactive oxygen species, UCLA study finds For years, the majority of research on reactive oxygen species (ROS) — ions or very small molecules that include free radicals — has focused on how they damage cell structure and their potential link... (6 Jan 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Intellectual Development and Disabilities Research Center, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 3 years 28 weeks ago
Loneliness triggers unhealthy immune response, study finds Loneliness is no fun — and now it appears it's bad for you as well. UCLA researchers report that chronically lonely people may be at higher risk for certain types of inflammatory disease because their... (7 Feb 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 3 years 24 weeks ago
CART Pilot Grant funding available - applications due April 21 The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) invites application for pilot grants. Application deadline: April 21, 2011 Funding amount: $25,ooo per project Budget period:  August 1, 2... (16 Feb 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment, Research at the Semel Institute 3 years 22 weeks ago
Neuroscientist helps pave way for Dalai Lama's visit In 1958, 4-year-old Lobsang Rapgay and his family fled their home in Lhasa, Tibet. Joining a caravan of some three dozen fellow refugees, they headed into the Himalayas on a treacherous, seven-day tre... (25 Feb 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity 3 years 21 weeks ago