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Patients Sought for Promising Alzheimer’s Drug Study - Bapineuzumab improves memory in ongoing clinical trial UCLA’s Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research is seeking patients for the third phase of a preliminary study for a promising new drug that fights the ravages of Alzheimer... (19 Jun 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 5 years 44 weeks ago
Fawzy I. Fawzy M.D. appointed as Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Associate Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine Fawzy I. Fawzy M.D. has been appointed by Vice Chancellor Levey as Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Associate Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine.  In his new role as Dean of Academic... (17 Jun 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 5 years 44 weeks ago
Dr. Jeffrey L. Cummings honored for outstanding contributions to Alzheimer's Dr. Jeffrey L. Cummings, the Augustus S. Rose Professor of Neurology, has been awarded the 2008 Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute Award. The award was presented to Cummings last month at the... (17 Jun 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 5 years 44 weeks ago
Serotonin may affect our sense of fairness, scientists report The neurotransmitter serotonin, which acts as a chemical messenger between nerve cells, plays a critical role in regulating emotions such as aggression during social decision-making, new research by s... (6 Jun 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 5 years 46 weeks ago
Programs succeed in reducing risky sex among HIV-positive minority men Research has shown that HIV-positive African American and Hispanic men who were sexually abused as children are particularly vulnerable to engaging in high-risk sex and experiencing depressive symptom... (3 Jun 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 5 years 46 weeks ago
Study uses music to explore the autistic brain's emotion processing Music has a universal ability to tap into our deepest emotions. Unfortunately, for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), understanding emotions is a very difficult task. Can music help them?... (12 May 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 5 years 49 weeks ago
Murray E. Jarvik, 84, UCLA pharmacologist, nicotine patch inventor Dr. Murray E. Jarvik, emeritus professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at UCLA and co-inventor of the nicotine patch, died May 8 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., after a long struggle w... (9 May 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 5 years 50 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 1 week ago
Conference to explore successful aging in a high-tech world - May 9 What are the greatest challenges we face as we age? Will our health care and lifestyle improve? What is clear is that advances in technology will impact how older adults interact within their environ... (24 Mar 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA Longevity Center 6 years 4 weeks ago
Dr Edythe London - 2008 recipient of the Marian W. Fischman Lectureship Award Dr. Edythe London, of the Semel Institute, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the Mar... (7 Mar 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 6 years 6 weeks ago