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New paper in Neuron highlights importance of slow axonal transport in motor neuron function; implications for neuromuscular diseases

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axonal transport

“This excellent work from Alison Twelvetrees at the Institute of Neurology demonstrates the importance of slow axonal
transport which is highly relevant to our understanding of motor neuron function and neuromuscular diseases”
Gipi Schiavo Wellcome Senior Investigator and Professor of Cellular Neurobiology

A New YouTube Patient and Public Engagement Channel from Researchers at Institute of Neurology

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The core mission of the Institute of Neurology is to translate discovery science into new diagnostics and ultimately treatments for patients with neurological diseases. Bidirectional patient and public engagement is a central part of this strategy.

UCL Institute of Neurology and international collaborators show that calpain-1 is neuroprotective

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UCL Institute of Neurology, in an international collaboration with colleagues in the United States, Paris and Tunisia, have published a paper confirming the role of the calcium-dependent protease calpain-1 in cerebellar ataxia.

New equation reveals how other people’s fortunes affect our happiness

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A new equation, showing how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, has been developed by researchers at UCL Institute of Neurology funded by Wellcome.

Declining dopamine may explain why older people take fewer risks

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Great Brain Experiment

Older people are less willing to take risks for potential rewards and this may be due to declining levels of dopamine in the brain, finds a new study led by UCL Institute of Neurology of over 25,000 people funded by Wellcome.

How Huntington’s could help unlock the challenges of dementia

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Professor Tabrizi

Professor Sarah Tabrizi, Director of the Huntington’s Disease Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology, gave an inspiring keynote speech at Google’s Zeitgeist. Zeitgeist is a high-profile gathering of business leaders and thinkers. Professor Tabrizi’s speech focused on how research on a genetic dementia like Huntington’s disease may not only offer hope to those who carry the Huntington's gene but also unlock treatments for other more complex dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Brain structure that tracks negative events backfires in depression

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A region of the brain that responds to bad experiences has the opposite reaction to expectations of aversive events in people with depression compared to healthy adults, finds a new study funded by the Medical Research Council, led by Dr Rebecca Lawson, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL Institute of Neurology.

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