UC Davis MIND Institute news https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis MIND Institute news UC Davis MIND Institute news https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/global/images/wordmarks/MIND_Institute.gif https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/mi UC Davis MIND Institute news Camp MIND helps children enhance social skills, develop new friendships https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12142 Dorsey Griffith 2017-07-10T00:00:00Z New grant aims to improve and broaden schools' practices for children with autism https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12067/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12067 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 23, 2017) - The UC Davis MIND Institute has received a 3-year, $1.4 million grant to study how to build a statewide network to improve use of evidence-based practices for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12067 Dorsey Griffith 2017-06-23T00:00:00Z Researchers validate mouse model for autism https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12104/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12104 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2017) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital have confirmed that mice without the Shank3B protein model aspects of brain physiology and behavioral symptoms observed in people with autism. The findings confirm that Shank3B knockout mice provide a valuable research tool for future efforts to develop new therapies. The study, supported by Autism Speaks, was published in the journal Molecular Autism. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12104 Dorsey Griffith 2017-06-22T00:00:00Z Peer group intervention can encourage inclusion of kids with ADHD https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12068/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12068 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2017) - Amori Mikami, associate professor and clinical psychologist at the University of British Columbia, will speak about ways to increase inclusion of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in peer groups at a free public lecture June 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12068 Sheri Chow 2017-06-07T00:00:00Z Research examines relationship between autism and genetic disease in children https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11993/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11993 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 8, 2017) - Researcher and child neurologist Mustafa Sahin will speak about the relationship between the genetic disease tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and autism in a free public lecture on May 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street in Sacramento. Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11993 Sheri Chow 2017-05-08T00:00:00Z MIND Institute Open House reservations still open https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11987/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11987 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 4, 2017) - The UC Davis MIND Institute open house will be held Saturday, May 6  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and reservations are still available. Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11987 Dorsey Griffith 2017-05-04T00:00:00Z New research on treatment for pediatric bipolar disorder focus of UC Davis lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11938/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11938 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 17, 2017) - While medication is a common treatment for adults who suffer from bipolar disorder, not much research has been done on this treatment in pediatric patients – until now. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11938 Sheri Chow 2017-04-17T00:00:00Z Improving outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11918/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11918 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 7, 2017) - Adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will be the topic of the next Minds behind the MIND lecture on April 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. The lecture is free and open to the public. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11918 Dorsey Griffith 2017-04-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute observes Autism Awareness Month https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11913/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11913 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 5, 2017) - April is Autism Awareness Month, and the UC Davis MIND Institute has several events planned to help increase understanding of and provide resources to families affected by the disorder. All events will be held at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11913 Dorsey Griffith 2017-04-05T00:00:00Z Finding signs of anxiety and autism early in infants with fragile X syndrome https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11906/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11906 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 4, 2017) - Anxiety and autism are often key features of children with fragile X syndrome, but are not always identified early in life when treatments may be most effective.  Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11906 Dorsey Griffith 2017-04-04T00:00:00Z Cerebrospinal fluid shows promise as autism biomarker https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11841/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11841 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 6, 2017) - Researchers from the UC Davis MIND Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) and other institutions have found that altered distribution of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in high-risk infants can predict whether they will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study appears today in the journal Biological Psychiatry. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11841 Dorsey Griffith 2017-03-06T00:00:00Z How one gene can worsen the effect of a pregnant woman's illness on the fetal brain https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11851/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11851 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 2, 2017) - Professor and researcher Theo Palmer will speak about the relationship between maternal illness and autism genes in a free public lecture on March 8 at 4:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street in Sacramento. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11851 Sheri Chow 2017-03-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis computational molecular biologist named Sloan fellow to study genetic causes of complex disorders https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11839/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11839 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 27, 2017) - Fereydoun Hormozdiari, an early-career UC Davis scientist, has been named a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology. He is one of 126 scholars to receive the prestigious award, which comes with $60,000 over two years to conduct leading-edge research. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11839 Carole Gan 2017-02-27T00:00:00Z MIND Institute grant aims to help schools and clinics treat children with autism https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11835/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11835 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 24, 2017) - Aubyn Stahmer, director of community-based treatment research at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study different ways to support training to providers who treat children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11835 Sheri Chow 2017-02-24T00:00:00Z Placenta provides time capsule for autism studies https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11821/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11821 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 21, 2017) - In two recent studies, researchers at UC Davis have shown that the placenta can provide critical information about early changes to the intra-uterine environment that may influence fetal development and ultimately, children’s brains. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11821 Dorsey Griffith 2017-02-21T00:00:00Z Raphael Bernier to speak on autism spectrum disorder at UC Davis MIND Institute lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11777/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11777 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2017) - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11777 Sheri Chow 2017-02-02T00:00:00Z How maternal immune response to allergies may affect neurodevelopment https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11770/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11770 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 31, 2017) - Researchers at UC Davis have published a study that illustrates how maternal immune activation could affect neurodevelopment in offspring. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11770 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-31T00:00:00Z John Elder Robison to speak on autism at upcoming UC Davis MIND Institute lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11713/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11713 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 3, 2017) - New York Times bestselling author and autism advocate John Elder Robison will speak on “Life with Autism” in a free public lecture on Jan. 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11713 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute part of national study on video game-like therapy for ADHD https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11708/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11708 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 28, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute is participating in a nationwide ADHD study using a scientifically designed video game-like technology. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11708 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-28T00:00:00Z Fragile X drug trial gets $11.5 million in NIH funding https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11686/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11686 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 15, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute and Rush University Medical Center have been awarded $11.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to test a new therapy designed to improve language learning for children fragile X syndrome.  Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11686 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-15T00:00:00Z Genetics and environment combine to influence autism-associated genes https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11674/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11674 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 13, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that a well-known neurotoxin (PCB 95) and a chromosomal duplication (Dup15q) have a profound impact on DNA methylation, the epigenetic process that can influence gene activity. These cumulative genetic and environmental “hits” alter the epigenetic landscape during development, altering genes linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study was published in the journal Cell Reports. Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11674 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-13T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute to host 22q deletion syndrome event and presentation https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11578/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11578 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 27, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host a “Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Family Meeting” on Sunday, Nov. 6 featuring a 22q Mystery Bus Tour with games, giveaways and education station application consultations. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11578 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-27T00:00:00Z Elimination of synapses in the brain the topic of MIND Institute's next distinguished lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11564/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11564 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 26, 2016) - One of the major unsolved mysteries in neuroscience is how synapses are eliminated in the brain during normal development. This pruning process is required for precise brain wiring, but what drives the elimination of specific synapses remains unclear. Neuroscientist Beth Stevens will explore her recent research, which revealed a key role for microglia in synaptic pruning in a free public lecture at the UC Davis MIND Institute on Nov. 9. at 4:30 p.m. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11564 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-26T00:00:00Z Bullying, la vulnerabilidad de los niños con discapacidades será el tema de la próxima charla de Minds Behind the MIND https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11558/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11558 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 21, 2016) - Este mes se retoman las charlas de Minds Behind the MIND 2016-2017 con un taller en español para familias y educadores denominado “Ingredientes para una sociedad basada en relaciones saludables: ¿Cómo identificamos, manejamos y enseñamos a hablar de emociones cuando hay una discapacidad?” Alazne Aizpitarte y Aritz Aranbarri, académicas con posdoctorado del MIND Institute, presentarán esta charla gratuita el sábado 29 de octubre desde las 9 a.m. a la 1:30 p.m. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11558 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-21T00:00:00Z Bullying, vulnerability of children with disabilities the topic of upcoming Minds Behind the MIND lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11557/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11557 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 21, 2016) - The 2016-2017 Minds Behind the MIND lecture series resumes this month with a Spanish-speaking workshop for families and educators entitled “Ingredients for a healthy relationship-based society: How do we identify, talk about and manage emotions in the context of a disability?” Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11557 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-21T00:00:00Z New grants help UC Davis researchers home in on Angelman syndrome treatment https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11552/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11552 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 20, 2016) - Two UC Davis researchers have received grants totaling $1.6 million to advance their work to find an effective treatment for Angelman syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes seizures and sleep disturbances and inhibits language development. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11552 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-20T00:00:00Z Expert on Mental Function in Aging Elected to National Academy of Medicine https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11546/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11546 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 18, 2016) - John Morrison, professor of neurology at the University of California, Davis, and director of the California National Primate Research Center, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the world’s most prestigious scientific bodies. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11546 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-18T00:00:00Z Brain foods and cognitive health the topic of upcoming community discovery lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11533/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11533 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 12, 2016) - While aging is inevitable, most people want to maintain their brain power including memory, reading comprehension and cognitive skills. But like most organs in the body, by the mid-40s brains suffer a measureable decline, which can affect memory and reasoning, and many people develop age-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11533 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-12T00:00:00Z Nutrition and early development the topic of MIND Institute's next distinguished lecture https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11510/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11510 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 3, 2016) - An understanding of the effect of nutrients on brain structure and cognitive development in infants and children has advanced maternal and infant nutrition over the past two decades. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11510 Dorsey Griffith 2016-10-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis joins large-scale effort to identify environmental influences on child health https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11489/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11489 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 26, 2016) - UC Davis will receive $3.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to join the first phase of a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11489 Karen Finney 2016-09-26T00:00:00Z Autism therapy the topic of MIND Institute's first distinguished lecture this season https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11444/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11444 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 7, 2016) - The road to treating children with autism is still being paved, and while scientific, regulatory and other obstacles may slow progress, families and researchers alike are determined to forge ahead. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11444 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-07T00:00:00Z Cognitive function tests reliable for people with intellectual disabilities, UC Davis research shows https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11437/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11437 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 6, 2016) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that a battery of tests appears to have strong potential for measuring cognitive changes over time for people with intellectual disabilities. The work could open new doors to research into whether drugs and specialized educational programs or treatments can improve function in people with Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome and other causes of intellectual disabilities. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11437 Dorsey Griffith 2016-09-06T00:00:00Z Sertraline, brand named Zoloft, improves functioning in young children with fragile X https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11139/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11139 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 26, 2016) - Treatment with sertraline may provide nominal but important improvements in cognition and social participation in very young children with fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11139 Phyllis Brown 2016-08-26T00:00:00Z