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Chemists From UCLA, Italy Produce Advance That May Solve Lou Gehrig Chemists from UCLA and the University of Florence in Italy may have solved an important mystery about a protein that plays a key role in a particular form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also... (27 Jun 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 6 years 43 weeks ago
Conference Room Requests (AY 2013-14) Conference rooms requests for Semel courses offered next academic year are now being accepted (options are limited due to various construction projects).  Please return to Janice Ephriam before M... (18 Mar 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Education 1 year 5 weeks ago
Conference Room Scheduling AY 2012-2013 Faculty who require classroom space for the coming academic year should complete a “Conference Room Request Form” and return it directlyto Janice Ephriam (B8-248 or Jephriam@mednet.ucla.edu) by May 25... (25 Apr 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 52 weeks 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
Cramming for a test? Don't do it, say UCLA researchers Every high school kid has done it: putting off studying for that exam until the last minute, then pulling a caffeine-fueled all-nighter in an attempt to cram as much information into their heads... (22 Aug 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Adolescence, Ethnicity and Immigration Research Program 1 year 35 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 32 weeks ago
DNA scan for familial autism finds variants that disrupt gene activity in autistic kids The world's largest DNA scan for familial autism has uncovered new genetic changes in autistic children that are often not present in their parents. Identified in less than 1 percent of the population... (9 Jun 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 3 years 45 weeks ago
Do light cigarettes deliver less nicotine to the brain than regular cigarettes? For decades now, cigarette makers have marketed so-called light cigarettes - which contain less nicotine than regular smokes - with the implication that they are less harmful to smokers' health. A new... (26 Sep 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Addictive Behaviors 5 years 30 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 31 weeks ago
Do you obsess over your appearance? Your brain might be wired abnormally Body dysmorphic disorder is a disabling but often misunderstood psychiatric condition in which people perceive themselves to be disfigured and ugly, even though they look normal to others. New researc... (29 Apr 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 51 weeks 3 days ago