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UCLA issues new report on Prop. 36 The effectiveness of Proposition 36, a ballot measure approved by California voters in 2000 that offers treatment instead of incarceration for nonviolent drug offenders is being undermined by inadequa... (14 Oct 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs 5 years 45 weeks ago
UCLA hosts major conference on curing brain diseases and disorders Top researchers from UCLA will join fellow neuroscientists, advocates and policymakers at a three-day conference to promote a common cause: Combining the world's best scientific minds with the sharing... (21 May 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 14 weeks ago
UCLA hosts conference on successful aging in a high-tech world Oct. 30 While aging affects everyday living in many ways, the latest technological advances in the medical, consumer and lifestyle fields have the potential to help older adults live bette... (8 Sep 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, UCLA Longevity Center 4 years 50 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 30 weeks ago
UCLA faculty experts advisory: genes and autism Research teams from Boston, UCLA, Yale and Johns Hopkins each have independently published studies identifying new genes linked to autism, a complex brain disorder that strikes one in 150 American chi... (10 Jan 08) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment 6 years 33 weeks ago
UCLA events highlight integration of Eastern healing traditions, Western medicine UCLA has been at the forefront of integrative medicine research and education, incorporating traditional healing techniques and therapies from the East with Western medicine. Three upcoming UCLA–spons... (12 Oct 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 46 weeks ago
UCLA Confers Mani Bhaumik Award to University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Andrew Newberg UCLA Confers Mani Bhaumik Award to University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Andrew Newberg for insights into spirituality and brain function   The Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA has nam... (8 Apr 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 4 years 20 weeks ago
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 19 weeks ago
UCLA collaboration identifies immune system link to schizophrenia Disruptions also found in cellular pathways involved in memory and cognition   Schizophrenia is a devastating mental disease, thought to be caused by the interaction of both genetic and environme... (1 Jul 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics 5 years 8 weeks ago
UCLA CART director, Dr. Geschwind, lead author on new autism study: Unraveling How Autism Disrupts the Early Brain A UCLA study that is the first to map autism-risk genes by function and uncover how mutations in the genes disrupt fetal brain development was reported Nov. 26 by the U.K.’s Autism News Netw... (2 Dec 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 38 weeks 4 days ago