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Research reveals how the human brain might reconstruct past events

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Hippocampus activity, circled in red, seen when forming event memories

When remembering something from our past, we often vividly re-experience the whole episode in which it occurred. New research at UCL Institute of Neurology and UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust, has now revealed how this might happen in the brain.

Research into genetic influences on epilepsy and migraines

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Researchers at UCL Institute of Neurology have begun to investigate genetic influences on neurological disorders such as ataxia, epilepsy and rare and severe headache disorders.

Fast forwarding treatment for neurodegenerative disorders at LWENC

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Leonard Wolfson clinical trials day

The Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC) was established through a £20 million award from the Wolfson Foundation to UCL in 2011 and is based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (the partner hospital of the UCL Institute of Neurology). It is the first centre the UK dedicated to fast-forwarding progress towards effective treatments for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and prion disease.

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