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UCLA study finds genetic link between misery and death In ongoing work to identify how genes interact with social environments to impact human health, UCLA researchers have discovered what they describe as a biochemical link between misery and death. In a... (24 Feb 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 4 years 38 weeks ago
UCLA study finds that searching the Internet increases brain function UCLA scientists have found that for computer-savvy middle-aged and older adults, searching the Internet triggers key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. The findin... (14 Oct 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA Longevity Center 6 years 5 weeks ago
UCLA study identifies genes linked to post-traumatic stress disorder Why do some people experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others who suffered the same ordeal do not? A new UCLA study may shed light on the answer.   UCLA scientists have li... (2 Apr 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 33 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 4 years 2 weeks ago
UCLA study shows brain's ability to reorganize Visually impaired people appear to be fearless, navigating busy sidewalks and crosswalks, safely finding their way using nothing more than a cane as a guide. The reason they can do this, researchers s... (18 Nov 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 5 years 4 days ago
UCLA Study Shows Different Areas of the Brain Respond to Belief, Disbelief and Uncertainty The human mind is a prolific generator of beliefs about the world. The capacity of our minds to believe or disbelieve linguistic propositions is a powerful force for controlling both behavior and emot... (11 Dec 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 6 years 49 weeks ago
UCLA study shows traumatic brain injury haunts children for years The take-home message: helmets and seat beltsTraumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the single most common cause of death and disability in children and adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Cont... (13 May 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 5 years 27 weeks ago
UCLA study suggests iron is at core of Alzheimer's disease Findings challenge conventional thinking about possible causes of disorder Mark Wheeler, mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu310-794-2265 Alzheimer's disease has proven to be a difficult enemy to defeat. Aft... (21 Aug 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 13 weeks ago
UCLA study suggests link between untreated depression, response to shingles vaccine Can an individual's state of mind effect how well a vaccine may work? In the case of seniors and shingles, the answer is yes.   Reporting in the current online edition of the journal Clinica... (19 Feb 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 39 weeks ago
UCLA study uncovers new tools for targeting genes linked to autism UCLA researchers have combined two tools — gene expression and the use of peripheral blood — to expand scientists' arsenal of methods for pinpointing genes that play a role in autism.  Published... (21 Jun 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 2 years 21 weeks ago