- UCL Institute of Neurology Professor John Hardy is first UK winner of $3m Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
- MRC Centre-BRC MRI Biomarker Collaboration in Lancet Neurology: Important implications for experimental trials in Neuromuscular Diseases
- Movement Making and Action Potential: collaborations raising awareness of Motor Neuron Disease
- Being moody may help us adapt to change
- Landmark study tests whether immunotherapy drugs can prevent onset of symptoms in patients at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s
- UCL Institute of Neurology hosts inaugural Ada Lovelace Day event
- First human trial for innovative new drug in development to treat Huntington’s disease
- UCL and UK supermarkets unite to beat dementia
- Possible evidence for human transmission of Alzheimer’s pathology
- GABA neurotransmitter may be progressive MS marker
- Piepenbrock Group and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases honour Professor Hardy
- Compensation in Huntington’s disease
- Novel conceptual framework for tackling the global challenge of dementia
- BRC funding for experimental medicine research projects
- Researchers identify genetic links between epilepsy and sudden death
- Landmark 69-year study to provide window into dementia
- Study of brain changes 20 years before hereditary dementia symptoms start
- Dopamine drugs affect risk taking behaviour and happiness
- Commonly prescribed drugs affect decisions to harm oneself and others
- Research reveals how the human brain might reconstruct past events
- Research into genetic influences on epilepsy and migraines
- Fast forwarding treatment for neurodegenerative disorders at LWENC
- Natural genetic variation gives complete resistance in prion diseases
- Professor Lees awarded ABN Medal 2015
- Professor Hardy elected member of EMBO
- Working with Saracens to monitor concussion in rugby
- Mutations in two novel genes cause primary dystonia
- A new genetic switch uncovered in the long genes expressed in our brain
- Professor Alan Thompson elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences
- UCL Institute of Neurology researchers awarded MRC fellowships
- Professor Ray Dolan has been elected Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
- Deep brain stimulation for Tourette syndrome
- Behaviour changes common in early stage familial Alzheimer's
- Imaging shows early brain changes in FTD patients
- New test measures deadly protein in Huntington’s disease patients’ spinal fluid
- Professor Mary Reilly is elected to be the first female President of the Association of British Neurologists in 83 years
- Structure of genetic messenger molecules reveals key role in diseases
- Professor Nick Fox speaks about trial in early onset familial Alzheimer's disease at UCL
- First major exhibition to explore BSE and its impact opens at Hayward Gallery
- Government pledges £300m for dementia research
- UCL awarded £10m to develop new dementia treatments
- BRC awards £700,000 to neuroscience projects
- Acute optic neuritis: a review and proposed protocol
- Teaching Awards 2015
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