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Researchers identify genetic links between epilepsy and sudden death

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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

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Professor Nick Fox and Dr Jonathan Schott

A landmark study that has been following a group of people since their birth in the same week in March 1946 is now turning its focus to the risk factors and early signs of dementia.

Study of brain changes 20 years before hereditary dementia symptoms start

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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.

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