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Thinking of studying at UCL next year?

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The Faculty of Brain Sciences is holding an Open Day for prospective postgraduate students on 8 February 2012.

Wolfson Foundation awards £20million to UCL for experimental neurology centre

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UCL Institute of Neurology and the NHNN

A new centre dedicated to the understanding and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases will be established at UCL following the award of a £20million grant from the Wolfson Foundation, it was announced today.

New Institute Director

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Professor Michael Hanna has been appointed as the new Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology and will commence his appointment in January 2012.

Professor Brown gives Annual Stroke Association Royal Lecture

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Professor Martin M Brown (IoN Department Brain Repair and Rehabilitation)  gave the 6th annual Stroke Association Royal Lecture in the presence of HRH Princess Michael of Kent at Spencer House on 15th November 2011.

Brain changes seen in cabbies who take 'The Knowledge'

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Professor Eleanor Maguire (UCL Imaging Neuroscience) comments on how taxi drivers’ brains rewire while learning their way around London.

Imaging the evolution of multiple sclerosis

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Congratulations to Professor David Miller (Department of Neuroinflammation) who was the 2011 Raymond D Adams Memorial Lecturer at the Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He delivered this highly prestigious lecture, entitled “Imaging the evolution of multiple sclerosis”, on December 8th.  

Researchers move closer to finding successful drugs to treat Huntington’s disease

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Source: The Lancet/The Lancet Neurology Press Release

TRACK-HD investigators, including UCL Institute of Neurology researchers have identified a set of objective, validated measures that can be used to assess new treatments for Huntington’s disease (HD). The study, published last week in The Lancet Neurology, should increase the likelihood of success of future trials of new drugs to delay the onset and reduce the severity of HD.

Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging researcher scoop Lloyd’s 2011 Science of Risk Prizes

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Congratulations to UCL’s Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging Research Fellow, Klaus Wunderlich, who has won the Lloyd’s “Science of Risk” Prize in the category of Behavioural Risk. His paper was also voted “Best Overall Paper”.

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