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Different gene expression in male and female brains helps explain differences in brain disorders

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UCL scientists have shown that there are widespread differences in how genes, the basic building blocks of the human body, are expressed in men and women’s brains.

Dreading pain can be worse than pain itself

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Faced with inevitable pain, most people would choose to get it out of the way as soon as possible, according to a new study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, and published in PLOS Computational Biology.

New £20m centre pioneers first-in-man trials for neurodegenerative diseases

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Leonard Wolfson opening

A specialist £20 million research centre, funded by the Wolfson Foundation and dedicated to carrying out first-in-human studies, opens in London today. Researchers at the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC) will investigate exciting new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

RNA build-up linked to dementia and motor neuron disease

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A new toxic entity associated with genetically inherited forms of dementia and motor neuron disease has been identified by scientists at the UCL Institute of Neurology. The toxin is the result of a genetic mutation that leads to the production of RNA molecules which could be responsible for the diseases. The findings are published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica.

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