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Delirium could accelerate dementia-related mental decline

When hospitalised, people can become acutely confused and disorientated. This condition, known as delirium, affects a quarter of older patients and new research by UCL and University of Cambridge shows it may have long-lasting consequences, including accelerating the dementia process.

Published: Jan 18, 2017 4:08:15 PM

Mapping movements of alien bird species

The global map of alien bird species has been produced for the first time by a UCL-led team of researchers. It shows that human activities are the main determinants of how many alien bird species live in an area but that alien species are most successful in areas already rich with native bird species.

Published: Jan 13, 2017 8:46:26 AM

Supporting actors take lead role as our brains age

The main changes in our brains as we get older are in the brain cells with a supporting role, called glial cells, British scientists have found.

Published: Jan 11, 2017 2:16:30 PM

High-sugar diet programmes a short lifespan in flies

Flies with a history of eating a high sugar diet live shorter lives, even after their diet improves. This is because the unhealthy diet drives long-term reprogramming of gene expression, according to a UCL-led team of researchers.

Published: Jan 10, 2017 5:22:26 PM

New model predicts when people are willing to try new things

A new model to predict when people are most likely to try different products has been developed by scientists at UCL and dunnhumby, a customer science company.

Published: Jan 10, 2017 1:05:03 PM