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Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems

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Cats

New UCL research has found no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, casting doubt on previous suggestions that people who grew up with cats are at higher risk of mental illness.

Humans are hard-wired to follow the path of least resistance

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Lazy seals

The amount of effort required to do something influences what we think we see, finds a new UCL study suggesting we’re biased towards perceiving anything challenging to be less appealing.

Evidence of brain damage found in former footballers

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Football

Evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia caused by repeated blows to the head, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players examined at the UCL Queen Square Brain Bank.

Professor Geoffrey Raisman

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Professor Geoffrey Raisman

It is with deepest regret and sympathy that we announce the death of Professor Geoffrey Raisman. A pioneer in his field, Professor Raisman joined the Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation at the Institute of Neurology (IoN) in 2005, where he established a dedicated Spinal Repair Unit.

Iceland delivers on £10m pledge to UCL Dementia Research

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DRI

Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation has made an initial donation of £3 million to support the development of the hub of the UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL, the go-ahead for which was announced in December. 

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