Items Tagged ‘Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA’

UCLA participates in national research study on autism

January 22, 2019

UCLA participates in national research study on autism

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“Autism does not discriminate and occurs at equal rates across all ethnic groups,” says Amanda Gulsrud, Ph.D, a clinical director at UCLA’s Jane and Terry Semel Institute’s Center for Autism Research & Treatment. Dr. Gulsrud adds, “We know that communities of color are not represented in research at the rate that white families are. And […]

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Tags: autism, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, Semel Institute, Spark research, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Senior moment? UCLA study could help brain recapture memory connections

June 3, 2016

Senior moment? UCLA study could help brain recapture memory connections

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

It’s no secret that our memory worsens as we grow older. Now a new UCLA study conducted in mice reveals how aging weakens the brain’s ability to link related memories over time. Published May 23 in Nature, the findings also suggest a possible intervention for people suffering from age-related memory problems: The researchers devised a way […]

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Tags: BRAIN Initiative, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, memories, memory, memory studies, neuroscientists


Treating autism: Accelerating research for ASD

April 13, 2016

Treating autism: Accelerating research for ASD

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There is no known cure for autism. Instead, the hope of a cure is often replaced by the reality of what can be done—therapies and interventions that help manage autism’s varied symptoms and associated behaviors. But what if there were medications that could reduce or even eliminate the “core deficits”—the main neurological difficulties—of autism spectrum […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child, Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic, childrens health, Dr.James T. McCracken, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, spectrum, spectrum disorders