Health

Fragile X

September 10, 2018

A young Scottish girl is getting help from the UC Davis MIND Institute that she cannot get at home: care for a rare disorder known as Fragile X. 

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Digital Medicine

August 17, 2018

UC Davis experts are testing how digital games, apps and virtual reality may help us treat neurodevelopmental disorders and depression, improve food security, and more.

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From Molecules to Minds

August 08, 2018

Vastly more advanced than any supercomputer, the complexity and versatility of the human brain is awe-inspiring. Of all its abilities, learning from new experiences might be the most powerful and astounding feature. But how does learning occur? And how do we remember what we learn? 

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How Experience Changes Basics of Memory Formation

July 23, 2018

We know that our experiences shape the way we learn. If we are familiar with a task, like cooking, learning a new recipe is easier than it was when we were a novice. New research from the University of California, Davis, shows that experience also changes the way our neurons become plastic and form new memories.  

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UC Davis MIND Institute Turns 20

April 04, 2018
Twenty years ago, a small group of Sacramento-area parents of children with autism decided to search for more medical research into understanding and treating autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The result was the creation of the UC Davis MIND (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) Institute, which is marking its 20th anniversary. Dr. Leonard Abbeduto, director of the MIND Institute, and one of the founding parents, Chuck Gardner, join Insight host Beth Ruyak in studio to talk about why they began this journey and how the last 20 years might influence the future of autism.