Items Tagged ‘UCLA Brain Research Institute’

UCLA Researchers Study Societal Impacts of Marijuana

July 19, 2019

UCLA Researchers Study Societal Impacts of Marijuana

By uclahealth uclahealth

The sale of recreational marijuana to adults became legal in California on January 1, 2018. Since then there has been an explosion of new cannabis (marijuana)-based products on the market. Along with them came unchecked health claims and persuasive advertisements. Lack of information exists about the implications of marijuana The U.S. federal government classifies cannabis […]

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Tags: cannabis laws, recreational marijuana, therapeutic cannabis research, UCLA Brain Research Institute, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, UCLA Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior


300 LAUSD students visit UCLA for Brain Awareness Week

March 16, 2018

300 LAUSD students visit UCLA for Brain Awareness Week

By Leigh Hopper leighhopper

No doubt about it: Brains are cool. Just ask the 300 local K-12 students who visited the 10th UCLA Brain Awareness Week at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. They got a close-up look at a real human brain — as well as the brains of mice, sheep and cats – and no […]

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Tags: brain, education, neuroscience, UCLA Brain Research Institute


Why concussions may impact female athletes differently

September 6, 2017

Why concussions may impact female athletes differently

By David Olmos davidolmos

Scientists are learning more all the time about the differences between the female and male brain. So it’s perhaps not too surprising to know that athletes of different gender are impacted differently by brain injuries, such as concussions. Mayumi Prins, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is studying […]

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Tags: brain injury, childrens health, concussions, depression, exercise, mental health, Psychological stress, sports injuries, sports medicine, UCLA Brain Research Institute, women's health


2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium

April 20, 2017

2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium

By uclahealth uclahealth

The UCLA Brain Research Institute, Semel Institute, and UCLA Cannabinoid Affinity Group are proud to present: Inaugural 2017 UCLA Cannabis Research Symposium Thu, April 20, 2017 8:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT Join us for a historic series of talks from visiting speakers and UCLA faculty about the science of cannabis, cannabinoids, and the endocannnabinoid […]

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Tags: Cannabidiol, cannabis, Cannabis Research, Chronic Pain, Dr. Christopher Evans, Dr. Donald Tashkin, Dr. Igor Spigelman, Dr. Michael Roth, Dr. Ravi Aysola, Dr. Shaun Hussain, Dr. Thomas Strouse, Dr. Timothy Fong