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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 46 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 1 year 24 weeks ago
UCLA CART 4th Annual Autism Symposium UCLA CART 4th Annual Autism Symposium LIMITED SEATING -  REGISTER TODAY -  Friday, February 3, 2012  at UCLA NRB Auditorium   UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (C... (15 Dec 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Autism Research & Treatment, Research at the Semel Institute 3 years 22 weeks ago
UCLA brings wellness to the community Researchers at UCLA will be introducing a new concept to the Santa Monica community this week: a neighborhood clinic designed to assist families in becoming — and staying — healthy.... (2 Feb 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Center for Community Health 5 years 15 weeks ago
UCLA brain-imaging tool and stroke risk test help identify cognitive decline early UCLA researchers have used a brain-imaging tool and stroke risk assessment to identify signs of cognitive decline early on in individuals who don't yet show symptoms of dementia.  The connection... (3 Apr 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 7 weeks ago
UCLA brain-imaging technique predicts who will suffer cognitive decline over time Cognitive loss and brain degeneration currently affect millions of adults, and the number will increase, given the population of aging baby boomers. Today, nearly 20 percent of people age 65 or older... (13 Feb 12) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 3 years 14 weeks ago
Two UCLA scientists receive NIH grants to further BRAIN Initiative research In April 2013, UCLA scientists led by Chancellor Gene Block were among the guests at President Obama’s announcement of the BRAIN Initiative. The program is aimed at discovering new ways to t... (30 Sep 14) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 33 weeks 3 days ago
Tobacco smoking impacts teens' brains, UCLA study shows Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., with more than 400,000 deaths each year attributable to smoking or its consequences. And yet teens still smoke. Indee... (2 Mar 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 4 years 11 weeks ago
Thomas Strouse named to new Maddie Katz Chair in Palliative Care Research and Education Tomorrow will be better. That thought carried Madelyn "Maddie" Katz through her final days before her untimely death from pancreatic cancer in 2009. It may well be the philosophy that motivated Maddie... (16 Dec 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 4 years 22 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 8 years 14 weeks ago