UCL Neuroscience News
Different gene expression in male and female brains helps explain differences in brain disorders
Publication date: 22 November 2013
UCL top in research council income
Publication date: 18 November 2013
UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).
New £20m centre pioneers first-in-human trials for neurodegenerative diseases
Publication date: 15 November 2013
A specialist £20 million research centre, funded by the Wolfson Foundation and dedicated to carrying out first-in-human studies, opens in London today. Researchers at the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC) will investigate exciting new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Tribute to Professor Hugh Gurling
Publication date: 8 November 2013
RNA build-up linked to dementia and motor neuron disease
Publication date: 30 October 2013
Smart neurons: single dendrites can perform computations
Publication date: 28 October 2013
When you look at the hands of a clock or the streets on a map, your brain is effortlessly performing computations that tell you about the orientation of these objects. New research by UCL scientists has shown that these computations can be carried out by the microscopic branches of neurons known as dendrites, which are the receiving elements of neurons.
One in 2,000 of UK population carries variant CJD proteins
Publication date: 16 October 2013
A slow, loving, 'affective' touch may be key to a healthy sense of self
Publication date: 8 October 2013
A loving touch, characterised by a slow caress or stroke - often an instinctive gesture from a mother to a child or between partners in romantic relationships – may increase the brain's ability to construct a sense of body ownership and, in turn, play a part in creating and sustaining a healthy sense of self.
Why blame feels so hard to take
Publication date: 4 October 2013
When something we do produces a positive result, we actually perceive it differently than we would if that same action yielded a negative result. In particular, people feel a greater connection between voluntary actions and their outcomes if those outcomes are good than if they are bad. The discovery, reported in the journal Current Biology, yields important insight into notions about personal responsibility.
Tingling sensation caused by Asian spice could help patients with chronic pain
Publication date: 11 September 2013