UC Davis MIND Institute news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis MIND Institute news UC Davis MIND Institute news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/global/images/wordmarks/MIND_Institute.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/mi UC Davis MIND Institute news Pregnant women and new moms invited to join UC Davis wildfire study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12969/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12969 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2018) - Women who were pregnant during or right after the October 2017 wildfires in Northern California are invited to participate in a new UC Davis study to determine if those fires affected their health and the health of their babies. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12969 Karen Finney 2018-06-15T00:00:00Z Francesca Happé will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on June 13 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12944/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12944 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 8, 2018) - “Why study the mind if genes cause autism?” is the question Francesca Happé will address during her talk at the UC Davis MIND Institute on Wednesday, June 13, as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. She will present at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required; however, seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12944 Shawn Kramer 2018-06-08T00:00:00Z James McCracken will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on May 16 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12850/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12850 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 4, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host James McCracken on Wednesday, May 16 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. He will present “Can we improve treatments for ADHD?” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required; however, seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12850 Doreen Purvis 2018-05-04T00:00:00Z Sleep disturbances, genetic alterations and Prader-Willi syndrome http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12820/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12820 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 24, 2018) - Research byJanine LaSalle, professor in the Department  of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, the UC Davis Genome Center and MIND Institute, was published today in Nature Communications. LaSalle describes her work and the importance of the research below:  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12820 Dorsey Griffith 2018-04-24T00:00:00Z Successful transitions for young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders the topic of April 25 series http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12811/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12811 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 20, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute and its Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host “Successful transitions for young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders” Wednesday, April 25 as part of the Minds Behind the MIND lecture series. The event runs from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. A Q&A with panelists will follow the presentation. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12811 Shawn Kramer 2018-04-20T00:00:00Z Immune system and gastrointestinal deregulation linked with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12807/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12807 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2018) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have reduced immune system regulation, as well as shifts in their gut microbiota. The immune deregulation appears to facilitate increased inflammation and may be linked to the gastrointestinal issues so often experienced by children with ASD. The research was published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.  Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12807 Dorsey Griffith 2018-04-17T00:00:00Z Ralph Adolphs will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on April 11 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12783/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12783 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 6, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Ralph Adolphs on Wednesday, April 11 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. He will present “Predicting who you are from looking at your brain” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required, but seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12783 Dorsey Griffith 2018-04-06T00:00:00Z Amygdala neurons increase as children become adults - except in autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12731/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12731 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 20, 2018) - In a striking new finding, researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute found that typically-developing children gain more neurons in a region of the brain that governs social and emotional behavior, the amygdala, as they become adults. This phenomenon does not happen in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Instead, children with ASD have too many neurons early on and then appear to lose those neurons as they become adults. The findings were published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12731 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-20T00:00:00Z Going strong at 20: MIND Institute hits a milestone http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12729/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12729 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 14, 2018) - Twenty years ago a small group of frustrated but determined Sacramento-area parents of children with autism decided it was time to fill a glaring hole in medical research: understanding and treating autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12729 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-14T00:00:00Z Tools for Inclusion Resource Fair Feb. 13 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12661/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12661 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 9, 2018) - Educators, service providers, families and people with disabilities are invited to a free fair showcasing assistive technology devices and strategies on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12661 Dorsey Griffith 2018-02-09T00:00:00Z Alison Singer will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Feb. 14 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12632/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12632 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Alison Singer on Wednesday, Feb. 14 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. She will present “Autism from generation to generation” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The event is free to the public and no reservations are required, however, seating is limited. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12632 Shawn Kramer 2018-02-02T00:00:00Z School strategies for children with ADHD and ASD the topic for Jan. 24 series http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12556/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12556 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 15, 2018) - On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the UC Davis MIND Institute and its Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host “School strategies for children with ADHD and ASD” as part of the MINDS Behind the Mind lecture series from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. A Q&A with panelists will follow the presentation.  Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12556 Shawn Kramer 2018-01-15T00:00:00Z Minds Behind the MIND Spanish series continues Jan. 18 with Vanessa Avila-Pons http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12555/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12555 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 9, 2018) - On Thursday, Jan. 18, the UC Davis MIND Institute and its Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host the second of three Minds Behind the MIND lectures in Spanish. The presentation is from 5:30-7 p.m. at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. A Q&A with the panelist will follow the presentation. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12555 Shawn Kramer 2018-01-09T00:00:00Z Edwin Cook, Jr. will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Jan. 10 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12554/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12554 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 2, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Edwin Cook on Wednesday, Jan. 10 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. He will present “Translating the complex genetics of autism” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. This event is open to the public, and no reservations are required. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12554 Shawn Kramer 2018-01-02T00:00:00Z Once upon a time at the MIND http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12510/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12510 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 5, 2017) - More than 1,250 children and their families gathered at the MIND Institute on Saturday for the 15th annual thank-you party, a celebration of their participation in studies or programs that advance research in neurodevelopmental disorders. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12510 Shawn Kramer 2017-12-05T00:00:00Z Joey Travolta will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Dec. 13 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12509/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12509 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 4, 2017) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Joey Travolta on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. Travolta, owner of Inclusion Films, will present “Lights, Camera, Independence” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. This event is open to the public, and no reservations are required. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12509 Doreen Purvis 2017-12-04T00:00:00Z Maternal immune response affects genes in microglia, neural development http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12465/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12465 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 20, 2017) - UC Davis MIND Institute esearchers have shown in a mouse model that an elevated maternal immune response changes the epigenetic landscape in offspring’s microglia, immune cells found in the brain and spinal cord. These changes affect genes associated with immune signaling and neural development, some of which have been implicated in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study was published online in the journal Glia. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12465 Dorsey Griffith 2017-11-20T00:00:00Z Startup Cognivive plans games as digital therapies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12426/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12426 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 6, 2017) -  A startup company founded by a University of California, Davis, neuroscientist is developing video games that act as “digital medicine” to treat children with cognitive impairments, as well as people with cognitive limitations resulting from brain injury or aging. The company, Cognivive, is built on research by co-founder Tony Simon, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at UC Davis, and others showing that playing action video games can enhance players’ spatiotemporal cognitive abilities. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12426 Dorsey Griffith 2017-11-06T00:00:00Z Minds Behind the Mind Spanish Series: The Importance of Family Context on November 16 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12423/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12423 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 6, 2017) - The 2017-2018 Spanish Minds Behind the MIND lecture series kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street in Sacramento. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12423 Dorsey Griffith 2017-11-06T00:00:00Z National Institute of Mental Health director to speak at the MIND http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12391/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12391 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 25, 2017) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host Joshua Gordon on Wednesday, Nov. 8 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. Gordon, director, National Institute of Mental Health, will present “A neural circuit approach to mental illness” at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. This event is open to the public, and no reservations are required. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12391 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis to host fourth annual Human Genomics Symposium http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12380/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12380 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 24, 2017) - Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12380 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-10-24T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researchers detect reversal of behavioral deficits in a rare genetic disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12368/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12368 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 23, 2017) - Research conducted in mice at the UC Davis MIND Institute suggests that a drug treatment can reverse cognitive deficits and social abnormalities in a rare genetic disorder, 16p11.2 deletion syndrome, which includes symptoms of intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, among others. Results of parallel studies conducted at the MIND and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Picower Institute for Learning and Memory appear in the latest issue of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12368 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-23T00:00:00Z 2017-2018 MIND Institute Distinguished Lecture Series begins Oct. 11 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12330/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12330 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 4, 2017) - The UC Davis MIND Institute kicks off its 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series this month with Urs Meyer, pharmacology professor at the University of Zurich. Meyer’s presentation, “Maternal Infection and Immunity in Neurodevelopmental Disorders,” will take place Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. This event is open to the public and no reservations are required.  Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12330 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-04T00:00:00Z 2017-2018 Human Genomics Seminar Series starts Oct. 4 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12325/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12325 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 3, 2017) - UC Davis Children's Hospital, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UC Davis Genome Center are hosting the 2017-2018 Human Genomics Seminar Series, a monthly series focusing on genomic medicine topics, led by UC Davis faculty. Seminars will be held the first Wednesday of every month at noon at the Center for Health and Technology, room 1341. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12325 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-10-03T00:00:00Z Special Education Rights and Assessments presented in Spanish September 30 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12308/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12308 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 25, 2017) - The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD), part of the UC Davis MIND Institute, will host “Sus Derechos de Educación Especial” (Special Education Rights and Assessments) on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The lecture will be given by multicultural affairs advocate Vanessa Ochoa and client rights advocate Brittnee Gillespie, both of Disability Rights California.   Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12308 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute wins coveted ACE grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12258/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12258 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 7, 2017) - The UC Davis MIND Institute has been awarded a 5-year, $12 million Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) grant, one of five in the nation, to create a “Center for the Development of Phenotype-based Treatments of Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12258 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-07T00:00:00Z Impulsivity in teens, young adults subject of $3.7 million UC Davis grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12208/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12208 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 11, 2017) - Julie Schweitzer, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and UC Davis MIND Institute researcher, has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to track impulsivity and self-control in teens and young adults over time. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12208 Dorsey Griffith 2017-08-11T00:00:00Z Camp MIND helps children enhance social skills, develop new friendships http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12142/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12142 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 10, 2017) - The little brown-haired girl looked shyly at the man behind the counter at the café and took a breath. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12142 Dorsey Griffith 2017-07-10T00:00:00Z