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 Intentional mentoring, career development event Oct. 24 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13224/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13224 (October 15, 2018) - Those who are beginning their careers in academic medicine as well as faculty who mentor students are invited to attend the Intentional Mentoring event as well as sessions on the merits and promotions process and speed-mentoring rotations with senior faculty and leadership, Oct. 24. Lunch for those who pre-register by Oct. 20 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13224 Doreen Purvis 2018-10-15T00:00:00Z Young UC Davis scientist receives major NIH grant for genetics research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13211/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13211 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (October 2, 2018) - Megan Dennis of the UC Davis MIND Institute and Genome Center is the recipient of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award to study genes unique to humans that may contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders including autism. Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13211 Dorsey Griffith 2018-10-02T00:00:00Z Alan Brown will speak at the MIND Institute as the next Distinguished Lecturer on Oct. 10 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13178/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13178 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 26, 2018) - Join us for the second lecture in the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Alan Bown from Columbia University Medical Center will present "Neurodevelopmental risk factors for autism." Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13178 Shawn Kramer 2018-09-26T00:00:00Z MIND Institute announces 2018-2019 Minds Behind the MIND lecture series starting Oct. 3 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13179/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13179 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 24, 2018) - The first talk in a three-part Minds Behind the MIND lecture series kicks off Oct. 3 with Julie Schweitzer and Aubyn Stahmer, professors in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, who will present "How to be a wise consumer of treatments and practices for ADHD and ASD." Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13179 Shawn Kramer 2018-09-24T00:00:00Z New Biomarker Panel Could Accelerate Autism Diagnoses https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13135/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13135 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 6, 2018) - Investigators at the UC Davis MIND Institute and NeuroPointDX, a division of Stemina Biomarker Discovery, have identified a group of blood metabolites that could help detect some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Part of the Children’s Autism Metabolome Project (CAMP), the largest metabolomic ASD study ever attempted, these findings are a key step toward developing an ASD biomarker test. The research was published September 6 in the journal Biological Psychiatry. Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13135 Dorsey Griffith 2018-09-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute's 2018-19 Distinguished Lecturer Series kicks off Sept. 12 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13131/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13131 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 30, 2018) - The UC Davis MIND Institute 2018-19 Distinguished Lecturer Series kicks off with a presentation by Christopher Coe from the University of Wisconsin on Sept. 12. Join us for a fascinating overview of recent discoveries on how an infant's gut microbiome is established. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13131 Shawn Kramer 2018-08-30T00:00:00Z Life's a picnic at Family Time at the MIND event https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13124/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13124 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 20, 2018) - Nearly 175 people gathered at the UC Davis MIND Institute on Saturday for a back-to-school-themed picnic and talent showcase as part of the Family Time at the MIND series. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13124 Shawn Kramer 2018-08-20T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute researchers method to improve IQ test sensitivity now widely available https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13114/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13114 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 15, 2018) - UC Davis MIND Institute researchers from the Translational Psychophysiology and Assessment Laboratory (T-PAL) developed a method to improve IQ test sensitivity and remove barriers associated with floor effects in people with intellectual disabilities. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13114 Shawn Kramer 2018-08-15T00:00:00Z On a mission: $12 million state appropriation earmarked for Jordan's syndrome https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13109/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13109 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 13, 2018) - Nine teams, including UC Davis stem cell researchers, pursue a cure for rare disorder with links to autism, Alzheimer's disease and cancer Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13109 Carole Gan 2018-08-13T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute Summer Institute huge success https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13097/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13097 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 9, 2018) - The sell-out crowd at this year's annual Summer Institute hosted by the MIND Institute brought together health care professionals, educators, therapists and self-advocates/families/caregivers to learn about the latest in treatment, public policy and research.  Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13097 Shawn Kramer 2018-08-09T00:00:00Z Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and UC Davis MIND Institute receive more than $3 million for Down syndrome research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13089/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13089 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 8, 2018) - While Down syndrome is the leading genetic cause of intellectual disability, evidence-based interventions lag behind other neurodevelopmental disorders. Angela John Thurman aims to understand language and pre-linguistic precursors to inform future interventions and treatments for those with the disorder. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13089 Shawn Kramer 2018-08-08T00:00:00Z MIND Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences receive grant for fragile X syndrome research https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13074/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13074 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 2, 2018) - What factors will lead to more successful transitions from high school to indepences for youth with fragile X syndrome? Leonard Abbeduto and his colleagues hope to learn more thanks to a $3.1 million grant.  Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13074 Shawn Kramer 2018-08-02T00:00:00Z NIH renews UC Davis Health's clinical research work in neurological disorders https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13060/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13060 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2018) - The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announced this week that it has renewed  UC Davis Health in Sacramento for another five years as one of just two locations on the West Coast for its NeuroNEXT Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials. Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13060 Charles Casey 2018-07-27T00:00:00Z New Study Pages website helps volunteers, patients find clinical trials at UC Davis Health https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13040/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_13040 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 17, 2018) - The MIND Institute's study of early social skills of infants and toddlers is just one of the ongoing clinical studies volunteers and patients can find on the new Study Pages website, a resource for healthy volunteers, patients and clinical investigators. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/13040 Carole Gan 2018-07-17T00:00:00Z New model could illuminate autism subtype https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12985/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_12985 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 27, 2018) - Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have created a mouse model for maternal antibody-related (MAR) autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that closely mimics the physiology and behaviors seen in people with this form of ASD. People with MAR ASD have been exposed to maternal autoantibodies, which can react with fetal brain tissue.  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 PDT https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12985 Dorsey Griffith 2018-06-27T00:00:00Z Pregnant women and new moms invited to join UC Davis wildfire study https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12850 Doreen Purvis 2018-05-04T00:00:00Z Sleep disturbances, genetic alterations and Prader-Willi syndrome https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12811 Shawn Kramer 2018-04-20T00:00:00Z Immune system and gastrointestinal deregulation linked with autism https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12731 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-20T00:00:00Z Going strong at 20: MIND Institute hits a milestone https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12729 Dorsey Griffith 2018-03-14T00:00:00Z Tools for Inclusion Resource Fair Feb. 13 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12554 Shawn Kramer 2018-01-02T00:00:00Z Once upon a time at the MIND https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12509 Doreen Purvis 2017-12-04T00:00:00Z Maternal immune response affects genes in microglia, neural development https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12465 Dorsey Griffith 2017-11-20T00:00:00Z Startup Cognivive plans games as digital therapies https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12423 Dorsey Griffith 2017-11-06T00:00:00Z