A research team has successfully used magnets implanted behind a person’s eyes to treat nystagmus, a condition characterised by involuntary eye movements.
Publication date: 26 June 2017
We are delighted to announce that Dr Vafa Alakbarzade has been awarded European Stoke Organisation Young Investigator Award 2017 for her project undertaken at UCL Institute of Neurology/National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UCLH), under the supervision of Dr Arvind
Chandratheva and Dr Rob Simister, Consultant Neurologist
& Clinical Lead, UCLH HASU. Dr Simister is also a Faculty member of the MSc Stroke Medicine, UCL Institute of Neurology.
Publication date: 22 May 2017
Congratulations to Professor Alan Thompson, Dean of the Faculty of Brain Sciences, who has been awarded the John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research.
Publication date: 29 March 2017
Professor Geoffrey Raisman, FRS, Chair of Neural Regeneration, UCL Institute of Neurology died on Friday 27 January 2017
Geoffrey joined the Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation at the UCL Institute of Neurology in 2005 where he established a dedicated Spinal Repair Unit at Queen Square. Previously (1974 to 2004), Geoffrey was the Head of the Division of Neurobiology at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill.
Publication date: 31 January 2017
We are delighted to announce that Professor Xavier Golay
(UCL Institute of Neurology) has been appointed as the new Vice Dean (Enterprise) for the UCL Faculty of
Publication date: 12 August 2016
"I am delighted to announce that Alex Leff (Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, UCL Institute of
Neurology) has been awarded
a prestigious NIHR Research Professorship". Professor Michael Hanna, Director UCL Institute of Neurology
Publication date: 28 June 2016
The GLINT project will develop a ground-breaking new technology which allows for less invasive, more accurate and earlier cancer diagnosis
Publication date: 24 May 2016
UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre have funded several research projects in the Neurosciences programme, including four from UCL Institute of Neurology:
Publication date: 30 July 2015
Five researchers from across SLMS, including Professor Alan Thompson, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences, have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Professors Peter Brocklehurst, Frances Brodsky, Diana Kuh, Catherine Law and Alan Thompson joined the existing Fellows of the Academy to bring the total membership to 1134.
Publication date: 11 May 2015
Clinical studies are set to start next year at the UCL Institute of Neurology into the use of cells from the nose to repair damaged nerves in the spinal cord.
Publication date: 29 October 2014
Researchers at UCL have been awarded a grant of £1m by the Department of Health and Wellcome Trust under the Health Innovation Challenge Fund initiative to tackle an obstacle to the continued growth of brain imaging by applying computer algorithms to detect anomalies in brain scans.
Publication date: 29 October 2014
As part of the Clinical Research Infrastructure Initiative, UCL has been awarded £13.5 million for a number of projects to help advance clinical research.
Publication date: 23 October 2014
A man who was paralysed from the chest down following a knife attack can now walk using a frame, following a pioneering cell transplantation treatment developed by scientists at UCL and applied by surgeons at Wroclaw University Hospital, Poland.
Publication date: 21 October 2014
Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by UCL funded by the Medical Research Council and Stroke Association.
Publication date: 14 October 2014
The Chiesi Group and UCL (University College London) are collaborating to test a novel melatonin formulation as a brain protective medicine for babies who suffer birth asphyxia.
Publication date: 18 June 2014
Professor Xavier Golay, Head of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation at UCL Institute of Neurology, has been
made a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in
Publication date: 12 June 2014
The MS International Federation have pulled together the largest and most up-to-date interactive collection of MS data worldwide into the Atlas of MS.
Publication date: 11 October 2013
New research from UCLPartners, including researchers from the Institute of Neurology, has shown that centralising acute stroke services in particular London hospitals has led to significant reductions in both mortality and costs.
Publication date: 6 August 2013
aneurysms (swellings of blood vessels in the brain) are the leading cause of
subarachnoid haemorrhage, a devastating stroke caused by bleeding around the
brain, and a major cause of disability in younger stroke survivors.
Publication date: 18 July 2013
A major study published in the latest issue of Lancet Neurology, led by researchers at UCL's Institute of Neurology and funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Stroke Association, has found that stenting in the carotid artery is as safe as carotid artery surgery at reducing stroke risk in some patients.
Publication date: 12 July 2013
A new technique for detecting cancer by imaging the consumption of sugar with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been unveiled by UCL scientists. The study, led by Professor Xavier Golay, Chair of MR Neurophysics heralds a breakthrough which could provide a safer and simpler alternative to standard radioactive techniques and enable radiologists to image tumours in greater detail.
Publication date: 9 July 2013
The rate and extent of damage to the spinal cord and brain following spinal cord injury have long been a mystery. Now, a joint research effort by UCL, the University of Zurich and University Hospital Balgrist has found evidence that patients already have irreversible tissue loss in the spinal cord within 40 days of injury.
Publication date: 2 July 2013
Much of the dramatic
change in the outlook for many stroke patients has come about as a result of
carefully conducted clinical trials testing new treatments, says Martin Brown, Professor of Stroke Medicine at the UCL Institute
of Neurology, in an article in the latest Raconteur report “Understanding
Publication date: 19 May 2013
Dr Andreas Charidimou, a PhD student at the UCL Institute of Neurology, has been awarded the 2012 Belgian Stroke Council Award, for his work "Spectrum of transient focal neurological episodes in cerebral amyloid angiopathy: multicentre MRI cohort study and meta-analysis", a collaborative study undertaken in the UK and Belgium.
Publication date: 8 December 2012
A paper highlighting early results from the International Carotid Stenting Study (ICSS), a UCL-led multi-centre clinical trial which compared two treatments for carotid narrowing was recently listed in the Lancet as one of their ten most cited papers in 2010-2011. Narrowing of one of the carotid arteries in the neck (stenosis), which supply blood to the brain, is one of the major causes of stroke and is usually caused by deposits of fat in the wall of the artery, known as atherosclerosis.
Publication date: 24 July 2012