UCLA research provides critical knowledge for medicinal chemists to begin designing new drugs based on cambinol that are more potent than the molecule itself.
“This new tool makes possible experiments that we have been wanting to perform for many years,” said UCLA professor Baljit Khakh.
UCLA neuroscientist encourages the use of exercises to challenge people with obsessive compulsive disorder to confront what bothers them most.
Level of inflammation could help predict effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy for major depression
If the findings are replicated, measuring levels of interleukin 6 could help doctors decide which patients with depression would be best suited for treatment with ECT.
If replicated in larger studies, the findings could lead to new types of programs to improve mental agility in older adults by combining mental training with physical fitness.
“If the results ... are replicated in future studies, the methods we used could potentially give clinicians a new predictive tool,” said UCLA doctoral student Nicco Reggente.
A ‘buffering effect’ of two key regions shielded some study participants from the symptoms of depression, a new study by UCLA psychologists has found.
The substance’s beneficial properties might be due to its ability to reduce inflammation, which has been linked to both Alzheimer’s disease and major depression, according to Dr. Gary Small.
The scientists identified factors that can set the stage for disorders like schizophrenia, depression and ADHD that appear later in life.
The study shows that treatments tailored for different disabilities caused by MS could be more effective than treatments intended to target multiple different disabilities.
The research confirms that genuine concern for others’ pain plays a causal role in how people make decisions when they face moral dilemmas.
Protein-imaging method developed by new UCLA researcher overcomes challenges of current techniques, offering untold potential in the exploration of disease and treatment.
The five-year award will support work to identify the “missing pieces of the puzzle” behind the disorder.
The study sheds light on the relationship of theta oscillations to human learning and exploration — and it could help inform future research on therapies for patients with memory disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
UCLA researchers have begun integrating talk therapy to help athletes deal with lingering emotional effects of their head injuries.
A UCLA digital artist and neuroscientist collaborated to create a performance art installation in which participants explore unspoken, visual communication.
A new study is the first to reveal how sleep deprivation disrupts our brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other, which scientists believe leads to temporary mental lapses.
The advance could be especially important because a fast, accurate diagnosis could help ensure a better recovery.
UCLA researchers identified where and how to electrically stimulate the human brain in order to strengthen people’s recall.
The grant “will allow UCLA to continue our decade-long preeminence in groundbreaking autism research,” said Dr. Daniel Geschwind, director of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment.
Using the organoids they created, researchers were able to identify drugs that could prevent the virus’s damaging effects.
$8.3 million grant from National Science Foundation will help UCLA spread technology behind mini microscope
When mounted on an animal’s head, the “miniscope” enables scientists to observe neurons firing, and even the creation of memories.
UCLA lab led by Nanthia Suthana is the first to study how the brain encodes memory during movement.
A UCLA study finds that few teens do well with less than seven hours a night; more than 11 hours is sub-optimal too.
UCLA scientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from sleep deprivation.