Archive Tag: Clinical Research

For many Los Angeles residents, the daily commute is frustrating. A project by three UCLA faculty members aims to change that — especially for those who ride to work on two wheels — by creating bicycle “flows” that produce real-time digital art exhibitions throughout the city.

One of the project’s goals is to make cycling to work feel as accessible and safe as other modes of travel, so the professors envision groups, or flows, of cyclists that would be organized by a smartphone app. The app would encourage reluctant or inexperienced cyclists to participate by pointing them toward those flows, suggest routes that are optimized for enjoyability and safety over efficiency or speed, and enable participants to share their experiences.

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Michael Fanselow, distinguished professor of psychology (UCLA Life Sciences) and psychiatry & biobehavioral sciences (David Geffen School of Medicine), led a study focusing on the connection between traumatic brain injuries and anxiety disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study was published in Scientific Reports, a sub journal of Nature.

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In a recent press release by MDedge Psychiatry – an online journalism resource – Katherine Narr, associate professor of neurology and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine, discussed the results from a study performed as part of the Depression Grand Challenge’s Serial Ketamine Infusion Biomarkers demonstration project.

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Interleukin 6 is one of the inflammatory molecules in the blood associated with depression.
Ramin Herati

Depression doesn’t look the same among all individuals that live with depression. Some people have a type of depression that is resistant to medication and more difficult to treat. Researchers at UCLA have shown that individuals with higher levels of inflammation and treatment resistant depression may benefit from Read more

Current UCLA Students are invited to Participate in the internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) Study

UCLA is currently recruiting students for an iCBT Study as part of the Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) campus initiative. The iCBT Student Study is the first attempt by the DGC to implement a tiered treatment plan for depressed individuals dependent on severity of symptoms of depression or anxiety. Using an initial online screening tool, participants will be Read more