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Brain and Environmental Training Towards Emotional Resilience

Brain and Environmental Training Towards Emotional Resilience

Brain and Environmental Training Towards Emotional Resilience

Presenter: Mani N. Pavuluri, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago

Date: April 8, 2015

Synopsis: Click for Abstract

Length: 1:06:25

 


The Neurexin Enigma: Towards understanding synapse formation and neuropsychiatric disorders

The Neurexin Enigma: Towards understanding synapse formation and neuropsychiatric disorders

The Neurexin Enigma: Towards understanding synapse formation and neuropsychiatric disorders

Presenter: Thomas C. Sudhof, M.D.

Affiliation: Stanford University

Date: January 14, 2015

Synopsis: Click for Abstract

Length: 1:22:49

 


The Molecular Basis of Cognitive Deficits in Down Syndrome: What we know and what we need to know

The Molecular Basis of Cognitive Deficits in Down Syndrome: What we know and what we need to know

The Molecular Basis of Cognitive Deficits in Down Syndrome: What we know and what we need to know

Presenter: Katheleen Gardiner, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Colorado, Denver

Date: October 8, 2014

Synopsis: Click for Abstract

Length: 1:22:07


The RASopathies: Ras pathway dysregulation in development

The RASopathies: Ras pathway dysregulation in development

The RASopathies: Ras pathway dysregulation in development

Presenter: Katherine Rauen, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:16:05

Summary: The RASopathies are a group of clinically related developmental disorders which are caused by germline mutations in genes that encode regulators of the Ras/mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. The Ras/MAPK pathway plays an essential role in the regulation of the cell cycle, differentiation, growth and cell senescence, all of which are critical to normal development.


Development of the Brain’s Functional Networks

Development of the Brain’s Functional Networks

Development of the Brain’s Functional Networks

Presenter: Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine

Date: April 10, 2013

Synopsis: Schlaggar Abstract »

Length: 59:21


Releasing the Brake on Synaptic Plasticity: Immune genes moonlighting in neurons

Releasing the Brake on Synaptic Plasticity: Immune genes moonlighting in neurons

Releasing the Brake on Synaptic Plasticity: Immune genes moonlighting in neurons

Presenter: Carla J. Shatz, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Stanford University

Date: December 14, 2011

Synopsis: Schatz Abstract »

Length: 1:02:50

Immunologic Abnormalities in ASD & Convergence of Genetic & Environmental Mechanisms Conferring Autism Risk.

Immunologic Abnormalities in ASD & Convergence of Genetic & Environmental Mechanisms Conferring Autism Risk.

Immunologic Abnormalities in ASD & Convergence of Genetic and Environmental Mechanisms Conferring Autism Risk

Presenters: Daniel Braunschweig, Isaac Pessah, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: April 16, 2009

Length: 1:32:00

Synopsis: Dan Braunschweig discusses the current research regarding the immune abnormalities found in children with autism and their potential correlation with the development of autism. Dr. Pessah focusses on how certain genetic markers may make the body more susceptible to certain environmental triggers which could cause developmental problems like autism.


Cortisol: A Clue into the Rhythms and Reactions of Children with Autism

Cortisol: A Clue into the Rhythms and Reactions of Children with Autism

Cortisol: A Clue into the Rhythms and Reactions of Children with Autism

Presenter: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: July 17, 2008

Length: 1:40:47

Synopsis: Cortisol is often referred to as "the stress hormone" because it is secreted during the "fight or flight" response and it is involved in various stress-related changes. Learn more about the work of a MIND Institute researcher who is investigating cortisol as a biological marker of stress and dysregulation in children with autism. The presentation will include recent findings and comparisons of cortisol to social and emotional behavior, brain structure and function, and the symptoms of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Fragile X: A Family Affair

Fragile X: A Family Affair

Fragile X: A Family Affair

Presenters: Paul Hagerman, M.D.,Ph.D. & Randi Hagerman, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: January 17, 2008

Length: 1:41:28

Synopsis: It's hard to imagine, but defects in a single gene can cause mental impairment in children, premature ovarian failure in women and dementia in older adults. That gene -- the fragile X gene -- is the research focus of two MIND Institute investigators who are leading the way in discovering the molecular foundations of and new treatments for the broad spectrum of fragile X-related disorders. Hear more about what their work has revealed about the causes and outcomes of fragile X syndrome, their plans for new treatment trials and the benefits of their discoveries for understanding neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders