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'Cats-and-Dogs' test to predict dementia among Parkinson's patients

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UCL Institute of Neurology researchers have developed a quick and simple test to predict which people with early-stage Parkinson’s disease are likely to develop dementia.

Model of how moods bias perceptions could explain bipolar disorder

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Researchers at Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, and Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL Institute of Neurology have developed a computational model describing how someone’s current mood biases how they react to good and bad events, which they say offers a new explanation for bipolar disorder.

Professors Chris and Uta Frith to give historic Discourse at Royal Institution

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Uta and Chris Frith

Professors Chris and Uta Frith will make history in October as they team up to deliver a two-person Discourse for the Royal Institution (Ri).

Social Mobility Foundation students gain invaluable insights at UCL Institute of Neurology

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The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) is a charity which aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people from low-income backgrounds.

UK DRI Director wins the 2017 European Grand Prize for Research

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Bart De Strooper

Congratulations to Professor Bart de Strooper, who has won the 2017 European Grand Prize for Research from the Alzheimer Research Foundation. Professor de Strooper is the Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) and Head of Department of the UK DRI at UCL. He was recognised for the Foundation for his major contributions to the field of Alzheimer’s disease.

Japan’s PM reaffirms close ties with UCL in meeting with Provost

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Provost and Japan's PM

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has thanked UCL for its role in helping to educate students from his country dating back 150 years to the Choshu Five in the 19th century. His comments came in a one-to-one meeting on Sunday with UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur during a two-week visit to Japan by a UCL delegation to forge new ties and build on historical links.

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