UC Davis MIND Institute news http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis MIND Institute news UC Davis MIND Institute news http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/global/images/wordmarks/MIND_Institute.gif http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/mi UC Davis MIND Institute news Maternal immune response affects genes in microglia, neural development http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12465 Dorsey Griffith 2017-11-20T00:00:00Z Startup Cognivive plans games as digital therapies http://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 http://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 http://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 http://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 http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12391 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis to host fourth annual Human Genomics Symposium http://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 http://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 http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12368 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-23T00:00:00Z 2017-2018 MIND Institute Distinguished Lecture Series begins Oct. 11 http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12330 Dorsey Griffith 2017-10-04T00:00:00Z 2017-2018 Human Genomics Seminar Series starts Oct. 4 http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12325 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2017-10-03T00:00:00Z Special Education Rights and Assessments presented in Spanish September 30 http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12308 Dorsey Griffith 2017-09-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute wins coveted ACE grant http://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 http://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 http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12208 Dorsey Griffith 2017-08-11T00:00:00Z Camp MIND helps children enhance social skills, develop new friendships http://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 http://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 http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12067 Dorsey Griffith 2017-06-23T00:00:00Z Researchers validate mouse model for autism http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12104 Dorsey Griffith 2017-06-22T00:00:00Z Peer group intervention can encourage inclusion of kids with ADHD http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/12068 Sheri Chow 2017-06-07T00:00:00Z Research examines relationship between autism and genetic disease in children http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11993 Sheri Chow 2017-05-08T00:00:00Z MIND Institute Open House reservations still open http://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 http://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 http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11938 Sheri Chow 2017-04-17T00:00:00Z Improving outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11918 Dorsey Griffith 2017-04-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute observes Autism Awareness Month http://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 http://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 http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11906 Dorsey Griffith 2017-04-04T00:00:00Z Cerebrospinal fluid shows promise as autism biomarker http://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 http://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 http://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 http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11851 Sheri Chow 2017-03-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis computational molecular biologist named Sloan fellow to study genetic causes of complex disorders http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11839/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11839 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 27, 2017) - Fereydoun Hormozdiari, an early-career UC Davis scientist, has been named a 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology. He is one of 126 scholars to receive the prestigious award, which comes with $60,000 over two years to conduct leading-edge research. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11839 Carole Gan 2017-02-27T00:00:00Z MIND Institute grant aims to help schools and clinics treat children with autism http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11835/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11835 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 24, 2017) - Aubyn Stahmer, director of community-based treatment research at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study different ways to support training to providers who treat children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11835 Sheri Chow 2017-02-24T00:00:00Z Placenta provides time capsule for autism studies http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11821/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11821 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 21, 2017) - In two recent studies, researchers at UC Davis have shown that the placenta can provide critical information about early changes to the intra-uterine environment that may influence fetal development and ultimately, children’s brains. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11821 Dorsey Griffith 2017-02-21T00:00:00Z Raphael Bernier to speak on autism spectrum disorder at UC Davis MIND Institute lecture http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11777/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11777 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 2, 2017) - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11777 Sheri Chow 2017-02-02T00:00:00Z How maternal immune response to allergies may affect neurodevelopment http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11770/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11770 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 31, 2017) - Researchers at UC Davis have published a study that illustrates how maternal immune activation could affect neurodevelopment in offspring. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11770 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-31T00:00:00Z John Elder Robison to speak on autism at upcoming UC Davis MIND Institute lecture http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11713/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11713 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 3, 2017) - New York Times bestselling author and autism advocate John Elder Robison will speak on “Life with Autism” in a free public lecture on Jan. 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11713 Dorsey Griffith 2017-01-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis MIND Institute part of national study on video game-like therapy for ADHD http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11708/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11708 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 28, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute is participating in a nationwide ADHD study using a scientifically designed video game-like technology. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11708 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-28T00:00:00Z Fragile X drug trial gets $11.5 million in NIH funding http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11686/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11686 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 15, 2016) - The UC Davis MIND Institute and Rush University Medical Center have been awarded $11.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to test a new therapy designed to improve language learning for children fragile X syndrome.  Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11686 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-15T00:00:00Z Genetics and environment combine to influence autism-associated genes http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11674/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis MIND Institute news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11674 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (December 13, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that a well-known neurotoxin (PCB 95) and a chromosomal duplication (Dup15q) have a profound impact on DNA methylation, the epigenetic process that can influence gene activity. These cumulative genetic and environmental “hits” alter the epigenetic landscape during development, altering genes linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study was published in the journal Cell Reports. Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/mindinstitute/11674 Dorsey Griffith 2016-12-13T00:00:00Z