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February 17, 2014
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Understanding the basic biology of bipolar disorder

Scientists from UCLA, UC San Francisco, Costa Rica and Colombia take steps to identify genetic component to mental illness Scientists know there is a strong genetic component to bipolar disorder, but they have had an extremely difficult time identifying the … Continue reading

January 31, 2014
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Vibrations influence the circadian clock of a fruit fly

The internal circadian clock of a Drosophila (fruit fly) can be synchronised using vibrations, according to research published today in the journal Science. The study suggests that an animal’s own movements can influence its clock. The circadian clock, which underlies … Continue reading

October 24, 2012
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Science Supports Sex Addiction as a Legitimate Disorder

UCLA researchers test proposed criteria for diagnosing ‘hypersexual disorder’ The idea that an individual might suffer from a sexual addiction is great fodder for radio talk shows, comedians and late night TV. But a sex addiction is no laughing matter. … Continue reading

April 16, 2012
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International Team Uncovers New Genes That Shape Brain Size, Intelligence

*UCLA-launched partnership identifies genes that boost or lessen risk of brain atrophy, mental illness, Alzheimer’s disease* In the world’s largest brain study to date, a team of more than 200 scientists from 100 institutions worldwide collaborated to map the human … Continue reading

May 29, 2011
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Exploring The Dark Side of Happiness

As a researcher, Yale psychologist June Gruber has confirmed the many positive physical, social and psychological benefits of human happiness. While working as a clinical scientist at the University of California-Berkeley, however, she witnessed extreme and damaging bouts of positive … Continue reading