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Successful launch of new annual leading edge neurology course

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neurology 2014 conference

The UCL Institute of Neurology held its first annual leading edge neurology course from Wed 26th March - Friday 28th March 2014 inclusive.

Statins could help control MS

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Dr Jeremy Chataway

Research published in the Lancet, led by Dr Jeremy Chataway (Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute of Neurology and Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery), has found that a high dose of the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin reduces the rate of brain shrinkage in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) by about 40% (the untreated rate is approximately 0.6% a year).

Professor Hardy awarded Thudichum Medal by Biochemical Society

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Professor John Hardy - copyright Royal Society

We are delighted to announce that Professor John Hardy, Head of Molecular Neuroscience at UCL Institute of Neurology, has been unanimously awarded the 2015 Thudichum Medal by the Biochemical Society Awards Committee

Population Screening for vCJD Using a Novel Blood Test

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There are real concerns over the number of people in the UK that, although well, maybe infected with Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), the human form of mad cow disease.

New partnership between UCLP brain tumour scientists and Brain Tumour Research

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Today we are delighted to announce a ground-breaking new research partnership between Queen Mary University of London and UCL Institute of Neurology (under UCLPartners) and the charity Brain Tumour Research. The partnership begins a new chapter in long-term, sustainable and continuous research into brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.

Chief Medical Officer appoints Professor Rossor as NIHR National Director for Dementia Research

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Professor Martin Rossor

Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, has appointed Professor Martin Rossor (UCL Institute of Neurology) as the new NIHR National Director for Dementia Research.

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