An international study co-led by UCL has identified 133 genetic variants that could help predict the risk of developing glaucoma, the world’s leading cause of incurable blindness.
Published: May 21, 2018 5:59:16 PM
The cell types underlying schizophrenia have been identified in a genetic study that looked for commonalities among the different genes already linked to the condition, find researchers at UCL, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) and University of North Carolina (USA).
Published: May 21, 2018 4:30:09 PM
People with moderate to severe mid-life anxiety may face a greater risk of dementia in later life, suggests an analysis of the available published evidence led by UCL and University of Southampton researchers and published in BMJ Open.
Published: May 1, 2018 10:46:27 AM
Rare genetic mutations associated with impairment of the breathing muscles are more common in children who have died from sudden infant death syndrome, according to a new study led by UCL researchers.
Published: Mar 29, 2018 11:18:30 AM
A new generation of brain scanner, that can be worn like a helmet allowing patients to move naturally whilst being scanned, has been developed by researchers at UCL and the University of Nottingham as a Wellcome-funded project.
Published: Mar 22, 2018 11:24:16 AM
The first patients to receive a new treatment derived from stem cells for people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have regained reading vision according to a new study involving UCL.
Published: Mar 20, 2018 2:31:24 PM
The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), which is headquartered at UCL, will receive £40m of UK Government funding via the Medical Research Council, helping ensure its pioneering research is conducted in first-class facilities.
Published: Mar 12, 2018 12:35:50 PM
The human brain can take advantage of brain resources originally devoted to the hand to represent a prosthetic limb, a new UCL-led study concludes.
Published: Mar 9, 2018 12:49:04 PM
The 2018 Brain Prize, the world’s most valuable prize for brain research at €1m, has been awarded to Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) and Professor Bart De Strooper (UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL) for their groundbreaking research on the genetic and molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease.
Published: Mar 6, 2018 3:00:10 PM
A UCL-led research team has identified the pattern of brain tissue loss in multiple sclerosis, enabling improved prediction of disability progression.
Published: Feb 16, 2018 2:16:47 PM
Amyloid beta pathology – protein deposits in the brain – might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new UCL-led study.
Published: Feb 15, 2018 2:01:00 PM
Looking at someone's lips is good for listening in noisy environments because it helps our brains amplify the sounds we’re hearing in time with what we're seeing, finds a new UCL-led study.
Published: Feb 12, 2018 1:05:46 PM
A UCL-led team has developed a cognitive test to detect subtle memory deficits years before Alzheimer's disease symptoms develop, set out in a new paper published in The Lancet Neurology.
Published: Feb 5, 2018 1:17:39 PM
Epilepsy is associated with thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions, according to new research led by UCL and the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Published: Jan 22, 2018 10:27:08 AM
Four UCL academics and five alumni have been awarded honours in the New Year’s Honours including a knighthood and a dame.
Published: Jan 2, 2018 1:03:21 PM