- 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
- Major initiative in understanding synaptic basis of neuropsychiatric disease
- Visit to the Berlin School of Mind and Brain
- Institute of Neurology ranked as the world’s top institution for epilepsy research.
- Predicting age at onset in SCA1 : does size matter?
- UCL takes the lead with £8.5m funding for dementia research
- Secretary of State visits leading dementia research projects
- Riboflavin Treatment for Childhood onset Motor Neuron Disease
- Dreading pain can be worse than pain itself
- Different gene expression in male and female brains helps explain differences in brain disorders
- New £20m centre pioneers first-in-man trials for neurodegenerative diseases
- RNA build-up linked to dementia and motor neuron disease
- Researchers estimate one in 2,000 people in the UK carry variant CJD proteins
- Professor Alan Thompson discusses Atlas of MS on Lancet News
- Wellcome Trust Principal Fellowship award to explore neural coding with the tripartite synapse
- Marsden's Book of Movement Disorders wins Neurology first prize at the 2013 BMA Book Awards
- Scientists develop refined diagnostic tool for inherited dementias
- Genetic mutations linked to Parkinson's Disease
- P-glycoprotein over-activity and drug resistance in temporal lobe epilepsy
- New Yale-UCL collaboration in brain aneurysm genetics
- ‘Risky’ stroke prevention procedure may be safe in some patients
- The Michael J. Fox Foundation awards grant for Exenatide research
- Institute Professor leads cross-disciplinary study on use of glucose in detecting cancer.
- Irreversible tissue loss seen within 40 days of spinal cord injury
- From Bedside to Bench in the Institute’s MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases
- Centralising acute stroke services has saved more than 400 lives since 2010
- Rapid Response Innovation Award from The Michael J. Fox Foundation
- Predicting Language Outcome and Recovery After Stroke (PLORAS) project launches new website
- BRC awards over £500k to neuroscience projects
- ABTA Winners
- Diabetes drug could help treat Parkinson's Disease
- Clinical trials are vital tools in stroke research
- New gene identified for Dominant Congenital Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis
- Teaching Awards 2013
- 14th Annual Queen Square Symposium
- TRACK-HD study identifies early predictors of disease progression in Huntington’s disease
- The Great Brain Experiment: crowdsourcing data on how we think and act
- Psychogenic diseases linked to abnormal brain activity
- Human Brain Project wins major EU funding
- Gene mutation causes familial form of cranio-cervical dystonia
- Professor Ray Dolan awarded prestigious Klaus Joachim Zülch Prize
- Professor Dimitri Kullmann elected Editor of Brain
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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