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Stuttering test could be used to screen all schoolchildren

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A new model developed by UCL researchers to predict the persistence of stuttering could be used to screen all children at school age, according to new research in the Journal of Fluency Disorders.

UCL Behaviour Change Month – November 2012

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UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing

UCL Behaviour Change Month in November 2012 will comprise a series of cross-disciplinary talks, discussions and workshops, and lead up to a £10,000 research prize workshop in January 2013.

See Hear: The Deaf with Dementia project

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Dr Joanna Atkinson (UCL DCAL) talks about her department's work on dementia in the deaf community. Watch BBC 2's See Hear...

First micro-structure atlas of the human brain completed

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Brain connectivity atlas


A European team of scientists have built the first atlas of white-matter microstructure in the human brain. The project’s final results have the potential to change the face of neuroscience and medicine over the coming decade.

Lifetime achievement award for Professor Thompson’s MS work

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Professor Alan Thompson


Professor Alan Thompson, Dean of the Faculty of Brain Sciences, has been awarded a lifetime Honorary Membership from the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) at its 28th Congress on 13 October 2012 in Lyon, France. This is the first time this award has been given in the 28 year history of the largest international multiple sclerosis (MS) organisation and reflects Professor Thompson’s outstanding international reputation within the field of MS research and his extraordinary contributions to ECTRIMS, an organization which brings together European researchers in MS and connects MS researchers worldwide.

LonDownS awarded £2.5m for research into Down syndrome, learning disabilities and dementia

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Dr André Strydom (UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit) and Professors Elizabeth Fisher and John Hardy (both UCL Institute of Neurology) have been successful in their application to the Wellcome Trust for a Strategic Award to understand the processes involved in the Alzheimer’s Disease that often occurs as people with Down Syndrome age.

UCL DCAL staff hold Halloween workshop for deaf children

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SCAL visit

Staff from the UCL Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre (DCAL) held a one-day Halloween workshop at the Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children on the 4th October. The children welcomed in the Halloween season in style with activities and games in British Sign Language (BSL). 

UCL launches neurodegeneration PhD and clinical fellowship programme

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The Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC) at UCL recently launched a new 4 year PhD and 3-4 year clinical fellowship programme in neurodegeneration.

Signs of the times: deaf community minds its language

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Professor Bencie Woll (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual & Brain Sciences) talks about the evolution of British sign language. Read: Guardian More: Daily Mail Telegraph DCAL response

New biography of Gowers released

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Front cover, William Richard Gowers biography+

A new book chronicling the life of distinguished clinical neurologist, William Richard Gowers, was launched yesterday at Queen Square at the Third International Workshop on Functional Neurosurgery. William Richard Gowers (1845-1915): Exploring the Victorian Brain is co-authored by UCL Institute of Neurology’s Professor Andrew Lees, Ann Scott, Gowers great granddaughter, and Mervyn Eadie, a neurologist from Brisbane.

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