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 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 National Institute of Mental Health director to speak at the MIND https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12391 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis to host fourth annual Human Genomics Symposium https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12330 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-04T00:00:00Z 2017-2018 Human Genomics Seminar Series starts Oct. 4 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12308 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute wins coveted ACE grant https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 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