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Association funded researchers identify quadruplex structure in C9ORF72

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Quad

A Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association funded research project at UCL has given new insights into the structure and function of an MND gene called C9ORF72. The work is published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Record number of Marie Curie Fellowships for research at UCL

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23 postdoctoral researchers from 14 different countries have been awarded Marie Curie Individual Fellowships. The awards will enable researchers to spend up to two years working with research teams across all schools at UCL.

Eisai pharmaceuticals and UCL form drug discovery alliance

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Two-tone pills

UCL and the Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai, have entered into a new agreement to establish a major drug discovery and development collaboration today.

Brain study shows why some people are more in tune with what they want

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Source: Press release from the Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL researchers have discovered how the brain assesses confidence in its decisions. The findings explain why some people have better insight into their choices than others.

UCL neuroscientists awarded highly competitive ERC Advanced Grants

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Congratulations to Professors Dmitri Rusakov (UCL Institute of Neurology), Robin Ali (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) and Patrick Haggard (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), who have all recently been awarded European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants. These highly competitive research grants are among the most sought after Principal Investigator awards offered from the ERC, and as stated on the ERC’s website: “allow exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.”

Learning to control brain activity improves visual sensitivity

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Brain activity pre and post training

Training human volunteers to control their own brain activity in precise areas of the brain can enhance fundamental aspects of their visual sensitivity, according to a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Brain and nervous system damaged by low-level exposure to pesticides

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Sheep farming

Scientists have found that low-level exposure to organophosphates (OPs) produces lasting decrements in neurological and cognitive function. Memory and information processing speed are affected to a greater degree than other cognitive functions such as language.

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