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Anxiety is prevalent among 18.1 percent of adults in the U.S., but anxiety disorders do not affect both genders equally. In fact, women are two times more likely to develop an anxiety disorder than men. There are many theories behind this phenomenon and Michelle Craske, member of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Executive Committee, has conducted research in this area. According to Craske, boys are more Read more

UCLA’s Dr. Michael Fanselow: Understanding post-traumatic stress and how to treat it

Michael Fanselow is a Distinguished Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at UCLA and Director of Staglin Family Music Festival Center for Brain and Behavioral Health at UCLA. Fanselow’s research through the Center focuses on uncovering the neurobiological bases for anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress. Specifically, Fanselow has studied why humans overgeneralize fear, which causes individuals to Read more

Researchers at UCLA are trying to determine what it would take to get to 100 percent local water supply.
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Researchers at UCLA created a comprehensive model to find out how L.A. County can reduce its reliance on imported water: an important step towards reaching the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge goal of 100% local water by 2050. Read more

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UCLA researchers continue to push for climate change mitigation as recent extreme heat has led to canceled flights and record breaking temps in SoCal. Although California lawmakers have made ambitious pledges to reduce GHG emissions, the number of dangerously hot days will continue to increase, says UCLA atmospheric and oceanic professor, Alex Hall. Read more

In the traveling exhibition “Send Silence Packing,” backpacks represent the more than 1,000 college students who commit suicide each year.
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The New York Times featured the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge in an article highlighting how different colleges are proactively addressing depression on campus. The article mentions Michelle Craske, Depression Grand Challenge Executive Committee member, along with current progress in the iCBT Student Study and plans for the “100K study” – the 10-year study that will monitor 100,000 people with the Read more