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UCLA researchers find that Medicaid-funded ADHD treatment for children is failing Whatever its final incarnation, the recently enacted landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will expand Medicaid eligibility and is expected by 2013 to provide coverage, including mental... (9 Dec 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, ADHD Program, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 4 years 24 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 29 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 4 years 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 4 years 36 weeks ago
Non-invasive therapy significantly improves depression, UCLA researchers say Major depression is a common and disabling brain condition marked not only by the presence of depressed mood but also by its effects on sleep, energy, decision-making, memory and thoughts of death or... (2 Sep 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Mood Disorders, Division of Adult Psychiatry 4 years 38 weeks ago
UCLA researchers identify brain pathways linking social stress and inflammation Stress gets under our skin Everyone experiences social stress, whether it is nervousness over a job interview, difficulty meeting people at parties, or angst over giving a speech. In a new report, UCL... (6 Aug 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 4 years 41 weeks ago
Study shows how memory is disrupted in those with disease linked to learning disabilities Imagine if your brain lost its working memory — the ability to hold and manipulate information in your mind's eye. That's the plight faced by millions of people with neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1.... (15 Jul 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 4 years 44 weeks ago
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center rated one of top hospitals in the U.S. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranks as one of the top five American hospitals — and the best hospital in the western United States for the 21st consecutive year — according to a U.S. News & Wo... (14 Jul 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 4 years 45 weeks ago
Unique program boosts safe-sex habits among high-risk African American couples A new study has found that heterosexual African American couples in which only one partner is HIV-positive practiced safer sexual behaviors after participating in a culturally specific intervention pr... (13 Jul 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, The Center for Culture,Trauma, and Mental Health Disparities 4 years 45 weeks ago
Obituary: Paul Satz, 77, psychiatry professor, founder of UCLA neuropsychology program Paul Satz, a UCLA professor emeritus of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and the founder of the neuropsychology program at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Resnick N... (25 Jun 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Division of Medical Psychology-Neuropsychology 4 years 47 weeks ago