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New insights into FXTAS could inform future research and clinical trials

Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is a progressive genetic condition that causes movement challenges and cognitive decline. UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have shown, for the first time, how FXTAS can manifest in its earliest...
31-Mar-2022 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$4 million research program seeks therapy for rare genetic condition ADNP syndrome

The UC Davis MIND Institute is launching a $4 million research program aimed at finding transformative therapies for ADNP syndrome, a rare genetic condition. A group of interdisciplinary researchers will evaluate multiple gene therapies for...
29-Mar-2022 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Davis MIND Institute program trains future leaders in care of autism, ADHD, fragile X and more

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program is recruiting. Self-advocates, family members, researchers and clinicians who are passionate about improving the lives of people with autism...
3-Mar-2022 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

New partnerships will engage community in developmental disability research

The UC Davis MIND Institute has received funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to create community partnerships to increase equity in research. The goal is to create a network that includes individuals with intellectual and...
3-Mar-2022 1:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Placenta may hold clues for early autism diagnosis and intervention

Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have identified a gene linked to fetal brain development and autism. Their work shows that the gene is influenced by the mother’s early prenatal vitamins use and placental oxygen levels.
15-Feb-2022 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Amygdala changes in autistic individuals linked to anxiety

A long-term study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers finds significant changes in brain development linked to anxiety in autistic children. The study, which included brain scans and interviews, also provides new evidence that supports forms of...
10-Feb-2022 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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MIND Institute program gives undergraduates research experience in autism, mental health

The MIND Institute’s RISE-UP program is recruiting undergraduate students for its summer program. The unique opportunity is focused on students interested in serving historically underserved communities. They’ll learn more about research,...
19-Jan-2022 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Home-based research format may expand access to autism treatment studies

A new UC Davis MIND Institute study suggests that parent-led language testing delivered via telehealth is effective for children with autism. The format was tested in both English and Spanish-speaking families and may provide a new way to measure...
18-Nov-2021 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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