- UCL Neuroscience rated top by research strength in the REF2014
- $5.9 million boost for SUDEP research
- Secret of tetanus toxicity offers new way to treat motor neuron disease
- Harm to others outweighs harm to self in moral decision making
- Auto anomaly detection for brain imaging awarded £1m grant
- Spinal surgery: OECs studies to start in 2015
- New brain tumour research Centre of Excellence is unveiled
- UCL awarded £13.5 million to advance medical research facilities
- UCL research helps paralysed man to recover function
- Stenting safe and effective for long-term stroke prevention
- Department of Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy re-designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre
- Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre open evening
- Brain stimulation to improve cognition in dementia
- Professor Lees receives Jay Van Andel Award for Outstanding Research in Parkinson’s Disease
- Creating brain cells from skin to study Alzheimer's
- Queen Square authors prominent in Brain collection of classic articles
- Toxic proteins implicated in frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease
- GCH1 gene and Parkinson’s risk
- Double mutation linked to frontotemporal dementia
- Equation to predict happiness
- Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trial: An Opportunity to Prevent Dementia
- Researchers test whether diabetes drug can help Parkinson’s patients
- Acute optic neuritis: a review and proposed protocol
- Hippocampal subfield size predicts the precision of memory recall
- Immune system implicated in dementia development
- UCL and Chiesi Group announce partnership to develop a novel therapeutic for birth asphyxia
- Professor Golay made a Fellow of the ISMRM
- The new Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC) has opened for clinical studies and trials
- Professor Rees wins UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award
- New epilepsy treatment offers ‘on demand’ seizure suppression
- Professor Tabrizi and Professor Price elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
- Professor Dolan and Professor Friston elected to EMBO membership
- Vitamin B3 treatment for ataxia shows promise in first human trial
- Teaching Awards 2014
- Light-activated neurons from stem cells restore function to paralysed muscles
- UCL and Max Planck Society invest €5m to open world’s first computational psychiatry centre
- Successful launch of new annual leading edge neurology course
- Statins could help control MS
- Professor Hardy awarded Thudichum Medal by Biochemical Society
- Population Screening for vCJD Using a Novel Blood Test
- Chief Medical Officer appoints Professor Rossor as NIHR National Director for Dementia Research
- New partnership between UCLP brain tumour scientists and Brain Tumour Research
- Professor Hardy awarded Dan David Prize for work on the amyloid gene encoding APP
- NIHR award £650,000 for research into rare neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases
- Lowering levels of toxic protein reverses abnormalities in cells from patients with Huntington's disease
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IoN News Archive (2009)
7 December 2009: New doors open to the understanding of the origin of brain tumours
Normally, adult brain stem cells form more mature cells such as nerve cells (neurones) astrocytes (supporting cells) or oligodendrocytes (myelin forming cells that wrap around processes of neurones). Researchers at the Division of Neuropathology at UCL Institute of Neurology have shown that different mutations in the stem cells turn them into different types of brain cancer.
23 November 2009: IoN scientist to front Alzheimer’s Research Trust national appeal
Dr Selina Wray (Department of Molecular Neuroscience) is to front a national appeal for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust.
Dr Selina Wray was selected by the UK dementia research charity thanks to her cutting-edge work using stem cells to fight Alzheimer’s disease. More...
20 November 2009: Brain disease "resistance gene" could offer insights into CJD
A community in Papua New Guinea that suffered a major epidemic of a CJD-like fatal brain disease called kuru has developed strong genetic resistance to the disease, according to new research by Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists, from the MRC Prion Unit in the UCL Institute of Neurology. More...
15 November 2009: Queen Square scientists question memory theory
Neuroscientists formed this theory based on observation of patients with amnesia, a condition that severely disrupts the ability to form long-lasting memories. Typically, amnesia is caused by injury to the hippocampi, a pair of brain structures located in the depth of the temporal lobes. More...
13 November 2009: Dopamine enhances expectation of pleasure in humans
The study, published in Current Biology, confirms an important role for dopamine in how human expectations are formed and how people make complex decisions. It also contributes to an understanding of how pleasure expectation can go awry, for example in drug addiction. More...
1 November 2009: Locating literacy in the brain
1 November 2009: Prof Elizabeth Fisher elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
21 October 2009: Professor Jon Driver has been awarded a Royal Society 2010 Anniversary Research Professorship.
15 October 2009: Professor Sander named recipient of the American Epilepsy Society 2009 Clinical Science Award
5 October 2009: Study highlights effect of brain waves on human behaviour
1 October 2009: NIH Grant for research into inherited neuropathies
24 September 2009: How the brain knows a dog is a dog: concept acquisition in the human brain
22 September 2009: Roads closed for powerful MRI scanner delivery
29 August 2009: Long-term risks lower for surgical treatment of carotid stenosis
19 August 2009: Memorandum of collaboration signed
31 July 2009: Grant for research into new epilepsy treatments
18 June 2009: PDS awards Training Fellowship to Institute of Neurology researcher to understand how the brain controls Parkinson’s symptoms
15 May 2009: Queen Square leads on new UK recommendations for bladder management which can dramatically improve quality of life in Multiple Sclerosis
30 April 2009: Prestigious award for Professor David Miller
30 April 2009: Prestigious awards for Institute researchers
23 April 2009: Neurology: A Queen Square Textbook
14 April 2009: Drug study offers hope for Alzheimer's treatment
14 April 2009: Drug study offers hope for Alzheimer’s treatment
26 March 2009: Brain activity predicts our choices
26 March 2009: Professor George du Boulay CBE, FRCR, FRCP
26 March 2009: Brain activity predicts our choices
22 March 2009: Brain awareness week: the impact of UCL research
15 March 2009: Professor John Hardy joins the ranks of science greats
13 March 2009: Second round of NIHR Senior Investigators announced
16 February 2009: "Opening doors for patients with MS"
11 February 2009: Are we as decisive as we think?
3 February 2009: "Magnets stop the nightmare of tinnitus, researchers say."
3 February 2009: Magnets stop the nightmare of tinnitus, researchers say.
30 January 2009: Prestigious award for Professor Hugh Bostock
26 January 2009: Untangling the Brain
25 January 2009: Young UCL Investigator Award in neuroimaging techniques