May 28, 2020
Kids with autism may have a change in their symptom severity during childhood. Around 30% of them have less symptoms by age 6.
May 19, 2020
Symptoms of depression in young adults with autism were linked to less proactive cognitive control, a new UC Davis MIND Institute study has found.
April 27, 2020
UC Davis researchers studied the role of oxytocin, a neurotransmitter produced in the hypothalamus, which is known to play an important role in social behavior across species. By analyzing the behavior of mice receiving different treatments, they gained insight into whether oxytocin may be a good target for future pharmacological therapies that could alleviate social withdrawal in mental illness.
April 22, 2020
A UC Davis Health study found more evidence for the efficacy of behavioral intervention in treating language problems in youth with fragile X syndrome (FXS), but not for lovastatin as a treatment for FXS.
‘Help is in Your Hands’ — A great resource for families with young kids on the autism spectrum! [video]
March 26, 2020
A free online resource to help parents with young kids with autism add simple intervention practices to their everyday routines at home, and a great training resource for early-intervention providers.
March 25, 2020
Expressive language sampling addresses urgent need in fragile X syndrome research and therapy.
February 24, 2020
Cognitive processing in people with intellectual disability can now be accurately assessed thanks to UC Davis Health researchers who updated and validated series of tests, part of the NIH Toolbox Cognitive Battery.
January 23, 2020
New UC Davis study links amygdala size with psychiatric problems in girls with autism.
January 22, 2020
UC Davis MIND Institute brings knowledge to clinicians and hope to families around the world facing fragile X syndrome. UC Davis team travels to Serbia to capture their stories.
January 21, 2020
UC Davis medical students being trained to prevent and treat opioid use disorder
UPDATE: Parking Structure 1 (PS1) South Gate reopened; periodic closures of North Gate begin Jan. 20
January 17, 2020
To complete parking upgrades to Parking Structure 1 (PS1), the North Gate will be subject to periodic closures for about four weeks, beginning Jan. 20. The South Gate of PS1, with direct access to/from Stockton Blvd., has reopened.
November 21, 2019
Sixteen UC Davis researchers – six from the School of Medicine - have been recognized in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list.
October 30, 2019
From pow wows to the Nutcracker: 9-year-old with autism dances with joy
October 21, 2019
David Amaral, distinguished professor and Beneto Foundation Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the MIND Institute, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.
October 17, 2019
Efforts to develop and educate health care providers and the general public about gun violence restraining orders for individuals who have access to guns and are in crisis lands Amy Barnmorst, psychiatry associate professor, national recognition.
National Institute on Aging grant focuses on improving Alzheimer's and family caregiving research in Vietnam
October 10, 2019
The number of older adults with dementia in Vietnam and other low and middle-income countries is expected to nearly triple over the next 40 years. With NIH funding, UC Davis Health will provide critical data for policymakers and more broadly share information to help patients and their families.
$4 million grant to UC Davis and Drexel tests online tool for caregivers of individuals with dementia
September 27, 2019
Agitation and aggression are just a few of the symptoms caregivers of people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease find challenging to manage. But an easy-to-use online platform, called WeCareAdvisor, aims to bridge the information gap.
September 20, 2019
While it is difficult to get accurate data on human trafficking, California has the most calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline in the U.S. UC Davis Health psychiatrist Rachel Robitz is working to improve the care of patients with emotional trauma and educate health care providers.
September 17, 2019
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the Sept. 26 Science Cafe topic.
August 7, 2019
More than 300 people attended the MIND Summer Institute to learn about the latest in research, services and advocacy in neurodevelopmental disabilities.
June 6, 2019
Neurodiversity Summit brings experts, advocates together to discuss autism as a difference, not a disorder.