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UCL Institute of Neurology professor appointed Harveian librarian at the Royal College of Physicians

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Congratulations to Simon Shorvon, professor of clinical neurology at the UCL Institute of Neurology (Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy), who has been appointed Harveian librarian at the Royal College of Physicians

Parliamentary group visit the UCL Institute of Neurology

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Baroness Gale, chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Parkinson's, talks to Dr Claudia Manzoni, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Molecular Neuroscience

Members of the All-party Parliamentary Group on Parkinson’s disease visited the UCL Institute of Neurology today to see at first hand the research being done at UCL to understand the causes of Parkinson’s and to develop novel treatments for the disease.

First UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Retina Patient Day a great success

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Patients with retinal degeneration and their families gathered in London on April 21st to attend the first UCL/Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology “Retina Patient Day”. Over 250 attendees had the opportunity to interact with more than 40 clinicians and scientists from Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Department of Genetics, who provided updates on their research into developing effective treatments for blinding retinal conditions.

Metacognition: Computation, neurobiology and function podcast

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Watch Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging's Professor Christopher Frith discuss metacognition with Dr Stephen Fleming in this podcast, which featured in the recent  themed issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. The issue was compiled and edited by Stephen M. Fleming, Raymond J. Dolan, Christopher D. Frith. Watch podcast

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre: contractor appointed and building work begins

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The proposed building (Howland Street View)

Building works for a new research centre at UCL will begin later this month, following the formal signing of contracts worth in excess of £70 million with Kier Construction.

Minister for Universities and Science, launches Imanova, a new public-private research centre for imaging science

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Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science

Imanova, a new state-of-the-art imaging centre co-owned by the Medical Research Council and three of London’s leading universities, has been formally launched at a showcase event attended by representatives from the founding organisations and Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science.

Five new UCL fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences

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Five new UCL fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences

Five medical researchers from UCL have been recognised for excellence in medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Speech lab: Unlocking the secrets of the human voice

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Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) talks about a new collaboration with poet-in-residence James Wilkes, and how her team are investigating the science behind speech. Read: BBC News More: BBC Radio 4 Today (from 1hr 16mins)

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