Researchers identify genetic links between epilepsy and sudden death
Publication date: 15 July 2015
Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding premature death in people with epilepsy.
A group of researchers, led by those from UCL Institute of Neurology and Epilepsy Society, have discovered that an individual’s genetic make-up may contribute to the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).
Landmark 69-year study to provide window into dementia
Publication date: 14 July 2015
Study of brain changes 20 years before hereditary dementia symptoms start
Publication date: 13 July 2015
Researchers at UCL Institute of Neurology have been awarded a major grant to look at what happens in the brain of people who carry an abnormal gene linked to frontotemporal dementia (FTD) up to 20 years before symptoms start.