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Eye test may detect Parkinson’s before symptoms appear

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Watch the Reuters video of the story: An Eye test for Parkinson's

A new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop, according to new research in rats led by scientists at UCL.
Led by Professor Cordeiro, researchers at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have discovered a new method of observing changes in the retina which can be seen in Parkinson’s before changes in the brain occur and the first symptoms become evident.

Faculty Newsletter Summer 2016

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The Faculty of Brain Sciences Newsletter for Summer 2016 is out now.

People favour expressive, communicative robots over efficient, effective ones

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BERT Robot

Making an assistive robot partner expressive and communicative is likely to make it more satisfying to work with and lead to users trusting it more, even if it makes mistakes, a new UCL-led study suggests.

Eye test may detect Parkinson’s before symptoms appear

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A new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop, according to new research in rats led by scientists at UCL. 

UCL climbs Shanghai world rankings to 17th place

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UCL Quad detail

UCL has risen to 17th place in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published this week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, retaining its position as one of only three UK universities in the top 20 worldwide.

Prof Xavier Golay Appointed new Vice Dean (Enterprise)

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Prof Xavier Golay

Prof Xavier Golay (IoN) has been appointed as the new Vice Dean (Enterprise) for the Faculty of Brain Sciences. Prof Golay heads up the Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation in the Institute of Neurology, which brings together several different areas in basic and clinical neuroscience. He has recent experience in fostering collaborations with industry and establishing spin-out companies, including Gold Standard Phantoms, a company that enables quantitative medical imaging, and Imgenious, an equipment and software company for medical imaging. You can also read more about some of Prof Golay’s recent research into how sugar can detect cancer here.

Researchers discover what makes mice freeze or flee

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Mice are likely to freeze at the sight of small slow-moving shapes and flee from fast approaching ones, finds new UCL research.

Santen and UCL to collaborate on ophthalmic research and education

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Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Santen) and UCL have announced a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on ophthalmic research and education.

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