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MIND Institute Research

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The UC Davis MIND Institute is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, and treatment of the challenges associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

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Participate in our studies to help Researchers better understand neurodevelopmental disabilities.

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Advanced Knowledge

Browse through recent articles detailing findings from MIND Institute studies.

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MIND Featured Study

Through The CoCoA study, we hope to gain a better understanding of cognitive functioning during a particularly important time in an individual’s life – the time between adolescence and the transition to adulthood.

Research Overview

The MIND Institute conducts collaborative multidisciplinary research on neurodevelopmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

The MIND Institute is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the outstanding expertise at UC Davis. The university offers robust programs in biological, environmental, medical and toxicological sciences.

The scope and impact of the MIND Institute’s research program is broad. Studies ranging from basic biological research to clinical treatment trials have led to new understanding of genetic and environmental causes of neurodevelopmental disabilities, identification of differences in brain structure and function, groundbreaking interventions, and advances in very early diagnosis.


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