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UCLA Completes Six-Year Evaluation of California's Proposition 36, Recommends Program Improvements and Addresses Funding Issues This is the final report of a six-year independent, statewide evaluation of the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act (SACPA), also known as Proposition 36, which was passed by California voters in... (17 Apr 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs 7 years 1 week ago
UCLA's Project Strive seeks to reunite runaway teens and families When emotions swell between teenager and parent, both sides sometimes say and do things they later wish they could take back. Imagine the fear when tempers reach the point where the teen runs away or... (3 Apr 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 7 years 3 weeks ago
Practicing Tai Chi Boosts Immune System in Older Adults, UCLA Study Shows Tai chi chih, the Westernized version of the 2,000-year-old Chinese martial art characterized by slow movement and meditation, significantly boosts the immune systems of older adults against the virus... (22 Mar 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 7 years 4 weeks ago
Statement Regarding Verdict in Martorano v. UCLA-Krell Trial UCLA is pleased that jurors in the Martorano v. UCLA-Krell case have found the University's actions in responding to accusations of sexual harassment to be swift, thorough, appropriate and lawful. The... (22 Feb 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 7 years 8 weeks ago
Worldwide scan of autism genetic links The first results from a scan of the world's largest collection of DNA samples from families affected by autism point to two new genetic links that may predispose people to the brain disorder. The stu... (20 Feb 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 7 years 9 weeks ago
The 'Model Minority' Myth The Asian American community, long stereotyped as the overachieving model minority, in truth struggles with the same problems of substance abuse and addictive behavior as other populations. For exampl... (12 Feb 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs 7 years 10 weeks ago
Innovative Anti-poverty Program Worked, Says UCLA Professor Elena had two small children and a husband in prison. Lakeisha had three kids and was struggling to keep her family together. And Michael shared custody of his three young kids with his ex-wife and wa... (2 Feb 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Culture and Health 7 years 11 weeks ago
UCLA Find Yields Further Insight Into Causes of Parkinson's Disease In humans, a dearth of the neurotransmitter dopamine has long been known to play a role in Parkinson's disease. It is also known that mutations in a protein called parkin cause a form of Parkinson's t... (31 Jan 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 7 years 12 weeks ago
UCLA Scientist Awarded $3.8 Million Grant for International Study to Identify Genetic Links to Schizophrenia The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded Roel A. Ophoff, Ph.D., assistant professor of human genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, a $3.8 million grant to lead a four-yea... (28 Sep 06) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics 7 years 29 weeks ago
First Evidence Found of Mirror Neuron What do we find so gripping about a good book, the kind that makes us stay up later than we should to find out what happens to hero or heroine? A new brain imaging study from UCLA may provide an answ... (20 Sep 06) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 7 years 31 weeks ago