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UCL Neuroscience rated top by research strength in the REF2014

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REF infographic research power UoA4

UCL Institute of Neurology (IoN) are delighted to announce our extremely positive performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) within Unit of Assessment (UoA) 4, Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, which encompasses our research activity. UCL came top overall in both the standard power measure and combined 4* and 3* work in this UoA.

$5.9 million boost for SUDEP research

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A research team at UCL Institute of Neurology is one of nine projects who will receive funding totalling $5.9 million, over five years, from US government to speed up the pace of research into Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

Secret of tetanus toxicity offers new way to treat motor neuron disease

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Tetanus neurotoxin binds to areas rich in nidogen-2

The way that tetanus neurotoxin enters nerve cells has been discovered by UCL scientists, who showed that this process can be blocked, offering a potential therapeutic intervention for tetanus.

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