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
Prejudice about regional accents is still prevalent in Britain, and can lead to discrimination, according to leading UCL neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott.
Published: Dec 18, 2017 11:48:26 AM
Dementia with Lewy bodies has a unique genetic profile, distinct from those of Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, according to the first large-scale genetic study of this common type of dementia which was led by UCL.
Published: Dec 18, 2017 11:39:53 AM
The first drug targeting the cause of Huntington’s disease was safe and well-tolerated in its first human trial led by UCL scientists. It successfully lowered the level of the harmful huntingtin protein in the nervous system.
Published: Dec 11, 2017 12:11:46 PM
Higher educational attainment is associated with a “significantly lower” chance of people suffering Alzheimer’s, according to the biggest genetic study into the potential causes of the disease reported today in the BMJ.
Published: Dec 7, 2017 7:59:49 AM
An out of hours, 365-day a year telephone counselling service is being offered to UCL students at home or abroad as part of a strategy to support students experiencing mental ill health.
Published: Dec 6, 2017 11:34:02 AM
Physical and mental illness at younger ages can have a significant impact on people’s prospects of being in employment in later life, according to two reports from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and the renEWL research team based at UCL.
Published: Dec 5, 2017 9:23:44 AM
Marriage may lower the risk of developing dementia, concludes a UCL-led synthesis of the available evidence published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
Published: Nov 29, 2017 9:57:41 AM
Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that would be missed entirely by conventional statistical tests, finds a new UCL study published today in Brain.
Published: Nov 15, 2017 10:15:08 AM
More than 200 Chinese students graduated from UCL in Beijing at the weekend in the university’s first graduation ceremonies held in China.
Published: Nov 13, 2017 11:02:55 AM