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 MIND Institute offers Social Knowledge Workshop for adults with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9498/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9498 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 26, 2014) - Beginning in February, the UC Davis MIND Institute will offer the Adult Social Knowledge (ASK) Workshop for individuals 18 to 35 with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, such as high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. The workshop’s aims are to provide adults with autism an opportunity to practice their social skills in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere while having fun. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9498 Phyllis Brown 2014-11-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis investigational medication used to resolve life-threatening seizures in children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9456/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9456 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 12, 2014) - In its first clinical application in pediatric patients, an investigational medication developed and manufactured at UC Davis has been found to effectively treat children with life-threatening and difficult-to-control epileptic seizures without side effects, according to a research report by scientists at UC Davis and Northwestern University. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9456 Phyllis Brown 2014-11-12T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers to establish new tests to evaluate cognitive growth in people with intellectual disability http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9390/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9390 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 30, 2014) - Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute will develop and evaluate tests designed to measure and track changes in the cognitive functioning of people who typically are difficult to assess accurately: those with an intellectual disability, formerly termed mental retardation. The research will be funded through a new, five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9390 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-30T00:00:00Z Kay Redfield Jamison to discuss Professional and Personal Perspectives on Bipolar Illness http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9258/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9258 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 27, 2014) - Kay Redfield Jamison, Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and co-director of the Mood Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will discuss "Professional and Personal Perspectives on Bipolar Illness," during a lecture on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9258 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-27T00:00:00Z Young Adult Outcomes topic of next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9356/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9356 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 17, 2014) - Research examining what happens to young adults with autism spectrum disorder when they leave high school will be the topic of the November UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. The discussion, on “Young Adult Outcomes,” will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9356 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-17T00:00:00Z Randi Jenssen Hagerman receives C. Anderson Aldrich Award from American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9348/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9348 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 15, 2014) - Randi Jenssen Hagerman, medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research and Treatment, has received the prestigious C. Anderson Aldrich Award in Child Development for her outstanding contributions in the field of child development from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the professional organization for pediatricians in the United States. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9348 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-15T00:00:00Z MIND Institute receives $900,000 grant to study use of sertraline in young children with autism spectrum disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9332/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9332 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 8, 2014) - Focusing on treatments to ameliorate autism symptoms, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute will launch the first study to examine the effectiveness of the use of sertraline, commonly known as Zoloft®™, in children as young as 2 to 6 years, through a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9332 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-08T00:00:00Z Researchers seeking middle-aged and older men for aging study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9308/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9308 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2014) - How alterations in a single gene on the X chromosome affects neurological and psychological functioning in men as they age is the subject of a new study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9308 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-06T00:00:00Z MIND Institute slates seminar to address stress among families caring for people with neurodevelopmental disorders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9312/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9312 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 6, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute’s venerable Minds Behind the MIND series will launch its 2014-15 season in October with a departure from its previous format. The quarterly evening lectures have been replaced by Saturday morning presentations featuring UC Davis faculty and community representatives. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9312 Phyllis Brown 2014-10-06T00:00:00Z Mothers of children with autism less likely to have taken iron supplements during pregnancy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9189/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9189 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 21, 2014) - Mothers of children with autism are significantly less likely to report taking iron supplements before and during their pregnancies than the mothers of children who are developing normally, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9189 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-21T00:00:00Z Katherine Rauen named 2014 Rare Champion of Hope honoree http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9151/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9151 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 15, 2014) - Katherine Rauen, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a physician-scientist affiliated with UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has received the 2014 Rare Champion of Hope Honoree in Science. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9151 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2014-09-15T00:00:00Z Intervention in 6-month-olds with autism ameliorates symptoms, alleviates developmental delay http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9182/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9182 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 8, 2014) - Treatment at the earliest age when signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) appear – sometimes in infants as young as 6 months old – significantly reduces symptoms so that, by age 3, most who received the therapy had neither ASD nor developmental delay, a UC Davis MIND Institute research study has found. [español] Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9182 Phyllis Brown 2014-09-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers launch study examining autism in girls http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9140/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9140 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 28, 2014) - Autism is far more common in boys than girls - affecting 1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls — but little is known about biological differences between boys and girls with autism. A new study, called the ‘Girls with Autism — Imaging of Neurodevelopment’ or GAIN Study, led by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute will explore those differences in very young girls with autism. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9140 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-28T00:00:00Z Hagerman, Hendren publish comprehensive book on treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9192/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9192 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 25, 2014) - Randi Hagerman, Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research and medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, and Robert Hendren, professor, vice chair and director of child and adolescent psychiatry in the UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry, are the editors of a new leading-edge book, Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Targeting Neurobiological Mechanisms, published by Oxford University Press. The book details advances in genetics, neurobiology and psychopharmacology, and their treatment applications in clincial settings Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9192 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-25T00:00:00Z University of California brings researchers together for statewide autism summit http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9174/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9174 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2014) - Bringing together the research prowess of the University of California to address the increase in autism incidence, its public health impacts, and the need to speed the development of treatments for affected individuals and their families, internationally respected scientists from UC campuses at Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Davis will converge at the UC Davis MIND Institute for a daylong summit on innovative translational neurodevelopmental research. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9174 Phyllis Brown 2014-08-13T00:00:00Z MIND Institute seeks participants for working memory study http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9139/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9139 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 29, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute is seeking participants for a study examining the benefits of a computer-based, game-oriented training program for enhancing working memory in children and adolescents with autism and fragile X syndrome. Participants must be between 8 and 17 and have been diagnosed with either autism or fragile X. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9139 Phyllis Brown 2014-07-29T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researchers seek infants for study on early signs of autism and ADHD http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9115/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9115 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2014) - UC Davis MIND Institute researchers are seeking participants for a new study that will examine the early development of infants who have an older sibling with autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or who are developing typically. In an effort to detect the earliest signs of developmental problems, the researchers will test a new online screening measure that uses videos to help parents track their infants’ development. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9115 Phyllis Brown 2014-07-18T00:00:00Z UC Davis professor receives award to develop preventive treatment for autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9103/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_9103 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2014) - The Hartwell Foundation has presented an Individual Biomedical Research Award to Professor Judy A. Van de Water of the University of California, Davis, recognizing research that could affect nearly one in every four cases of autism among children in the U.S. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/9103 2014-07-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides, autism in offspring http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8978/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8978 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2014) - Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. The associations were stronger when the exposures occurred during the second and third trimesters of the women’s pregnancies. [en español] Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8978 Phyllis Brown 2014-06-22T00:00:00Z June MIND Institute Distinguished Lecture to address adult treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8975/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8975 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 28, 2014) - Alcino J. Silva, an internationally respected professor of neurobiology, psychiatry and psychology and director of the Integrative Center for Learning and Memory at UCLA, will discuss “Mechanisms and Adult Treatments for Neurodevelopmental Disorders” during the June UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. Wed, 28 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8975 Phyllis Brown 2014-05-28T00:00:00Z MIND Institute celebrates its volunteers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8970/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8970 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 22, 2014) - The MIND Institute celebrated its more than 150 volunteers with a reception on Friday, May 16. At the institute, volunteers play crucial roles throughout the organization, from assisting families and clinicians who are seeing children in the research and diagnostic clinics, to supporting bench research.   Thu, 22 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8970 Phyllis Brown 2014-05-22T00:00:00Z MIND Institute celebrates 22q at the Zoo Worldwide Awareness Day http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8945/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8945 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 20, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute on May 18 participated in 22q at the Zoo Worldwide Awareness Day to increase knowledge of chromosome 22q11.2 deletion/duplication syndrome. Tue, 20 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8945 Phyllis Brown 2014-05-20T00:00:00Z From Genes to Biology in Autism Spectrum Disorder topic of next MIND Institute lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8934/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8934 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 8, 2014) - Recent progress in understanding genetic risk of autism spectrum disorder and next steps toward a better comprehension of the genetic processes underlying autism and other disabilities with social components is the topic of the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. Thu, 08 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8934 Phyllis Brown 2014-05-08T00:00:00Z Study confirms mitochondrial deficits in children with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8932/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8932 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 8, 2014) - Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection. Called granulocytes, the cells exhibit one-third the capacity to fight infection and protect the body from invasion compared to the same cells in children who are developing normally. Thu, 08 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8932 Phyllis Brown 2014-05-08T00:00:00Z Hagerman to receive Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8919/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8919 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 5, 2014) - Randi Jenssen Hagerman, who has devoted her life to relieving the suffering of children and families affected by fragile X syndrome and related conditions worldwide through patient care, research and teaching, will receive a Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award from the UC Davis Academic Senate. Mon, 05 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8919 Phyllis Brown 2014-05-05T00:00:00Z Progressive neurodegenerative disorder linked to R-loop formation, UC Davis researchers find http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8796/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8796 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2014) - Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the genetic mutation responsible for the progressive neurodegenerative disorder, fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) — the formation of “R-loops,” which they believe may be associated with the disorder’s neurological symptoms, such as tremors, lack of balance, features of parkinsonism, and cognitive decline. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8796 Phyllis Brown 2014-04-17T00:00:00Z Rauen receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in White House ceremony http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8871/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8871 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 16, 2014) - Professor Katherine A. Rauen, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a physician-scientist affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Children’s Hospital, on April 15 received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8871 Phyllis Brown 2014-04-16T00:00:00Z SSRI use during pregnancy is associated with risk of autism, developmental delays in male children http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8866/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8866 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 14, 2014) - Prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), medications frequently prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health disorders, is associated with a higher incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in male children, a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs has found. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8866 Phyllis Brown 2014-04-14T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute hosts Northern California premiere of Sounding the Alarm with Autism Speaks http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8837/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8837 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 8, 2014) - On Tuesday, April 29, the UC Davis MIND Institute hosts the Northern California premiere screening of “Sounding the Alarm,” a film that gives viewers a look at the profound changes that take place in the lives of 12 American families after their children receive an autism diagnosis. The screening will be held in the auditorium of the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento, as part of the institute's Autism Awareness Month activities. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8837 Phyllis Brown 2014-04-08T00:00:00Z New test makes Parkinson's-like disorder of middle age detectable in young adulthood http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8811/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8811 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 2, 2014) - The very earliest signs of a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, in which physical symptoms are not apparent until the fifth decade of life, are detectable in individuals as young as 30 years old using a new, sophisticated type of neuroimaging, researchers at UC Davis, the University of Illinois and UCLA have found. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8811 Phyllis Brown 2014-04-02T00:00:00Z April Minds Behind the MIND features updates on autism research, treatment http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8802/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8802 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 28, 2014) - Internationally respected autism researchers Sally J. Rogers and Judy Van de Water will provide updates on clinical and research advances in autism spectrum disorder on Wednesday, April 16 during the Autism Awareness Month Minds Behind the MIND presentation. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8802 Phyllis Brown 2014-03-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute joins ranks of elite U.S. neurodevelopmental centers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8709/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8709 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 11, 2014) - The UC Davis MIND Institute has been named an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), through a prestigious grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health — a distinction held by only a handful of neurodevelopmental centers nationwide committed to the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and amelioration of developmental disorders such as autism, fragile X syndrome and Down syndrome. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8709 Phyllis Brown 2014-03-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute announces 2014 Autism Awareness Month events http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8722/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8722 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2014) - April is Annual Autism Awareness Month, and the UC Davis MIND Institute will hold a series of activities for people of all ages and abilities during this month-long observance. Unless otherwise noted, the eventsare free and open to the public and take place at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento, Calif.   Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8722 Phyllis Brown 2014-03-06T00:00:00Z Atypical development in the siblings of children with autism is detectable at 12 months http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8718/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8718 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 5, 2014) - Atypical development can be detected as early as 12 months of age among the siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder, a study published by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and UCLA has found. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8718 Phyllis Brown 2014-03-05T00:00:00Z MIND Institute launches "Colombia Project of Hope" http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8687/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8687 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 25, 2014) - Researchers at the internationally respected UC Davis MIND Institute are collaborating with scientists at two Colombian universities to investigate the very high rate of fragile X-related disorders in one region in the South American country. [en español] Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8687 Phyllis Brown 2014-02-25T00:00:00Z Connecting the dots between motor, social and communication skills in autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8685/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8685 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 20, 2014) - Stewart H. Mostofsky, director of the Laboratory for Neurocognitive and Imaging Research at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University, will discuss “Motor and Social Skill Function: Connecting Learning and Brain Function in Autism” during the March UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8685 Phyllis Brown 2014-02-20T00:00:00Z Distinguished lecture to explore implementing school programs for children with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8565/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8565 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 13, 2014) - David S. Mandell, associate director of the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research at the University of Pennsylvania, will present “Context Matters: Implementing Evidence-based Practices for Children with Autism in Public Schools” during the February UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecture. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8565 Phyllis Brown 2014-01-13T00:00:00Z Complementary medicine in wide use to treat children with autism, developmental delay http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8521/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8521 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 11, 2014) - In a study of the range of treatments being employed for young children with autism and other developmental delays, UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have found that families often use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments and that the most frequent users of both conventional and complementary approaches are those with higher levels of parental education and income. [en español] Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8521 Phyllis Brown 2014-01-11T00:00:00Z Katherine Rauen receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8567/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8567 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 10, 2014) - Katherine A. Rauen, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a physician-scientist affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Children’s Hospital, has received a 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8567 Phyllis Brown 2014-01-10T00:00:00Z MIND Institute research named a Top 10 Scientific Advance for 2013 by Autism Speaks http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8522/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8522 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 18, 2013) - A study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers has been named one of the Top 10 Scientific Advances of 2013 by Autism Speaks, the international science and advocacy organization. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8522 Phyllis Brown 2013-12-18T00:00:00Z January distinguished lecture to address the link between the gut and the brain in autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8532/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8532 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 12, 2013) - Alessio Fasano, an internationally respected pediatric gastroenterologist, research scientist and founder of the Center for Celiac Research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, will present “Gut-brain interaction in autism spectrum disorder: What language do they speak, and do they understand each other?” during the January 2014 UC Davis MIND Institute distinguished lecture. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8532 Phyllis Brown 2013-12-12T00:00:00Z MIND Institute blasts off on 'A Mission to Fun' http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8517/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_8517 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 9, 2013) - Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 PST http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/8517 Susan Mar 2013-12-09T00:00:00Z