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Queen Square authors prominent in Brain collection of classic articles

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Brain word cloud

The journal Brain is celebrating their Impact Factor* rising to over ten with a virtual issue of ten classic articles, free to read online until the end of December.

Toxic proteins implicated in frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease

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The brain of a transgenic fruit fly

Scientists at UCL Institute of Neurology and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne have discovered how a specific genetic mutation may damage nerve cells in frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease.

GCH1 gene and Parkinson’s risk

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A study published in Brain, led by researchers at UCL Institute of Neurology, has shown that genetic mutations which cause a decrease in dopamine production in the brain and lead to a form of childhood-onset Dystonia, also play a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease.

Double mutation linked to frontotemporal dementia

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Pathological structures unique to cases with C9orf72 expansion mutation

Researchers at UCL Institute of Neurology have found for the first time a double mutation in a family with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which may further our understanding of the underlying processes involved in these diseases.

Equation to predict happiness

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The happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide has been predicted by a mathematical equation developed by researchers at UCL, with results showing that moment-to-moment happiness reflects not just how well things are going, but whether things are going better than expected.

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