One in three cases of dementia could potentially be prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, including continuing education in early life, reducing hearing loss in mid-life, and reducing smoking in later life.
Published: Jul 20, 2017 10:17:08 AM
A team led by Professor Michael Hanna, Director of the UCL Institute of Neurology, has won a £28,850,000 infrastructure award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support the improvement of UCL’s research facilities, which will enable UCL to deliver on its aim to create the world’s leading translational neuroscience environment.
Published: Jul 10, 2017 4:04:32 PM
Listening to something while looking in a different direction can slow down reaction times while the brain works harder to suppress distractions, finds a new UCL study.
Published: Jul 5, 2017 11:16:16 AM
A research team has successfully used magnets implanted behind a person’s eyes to treat nystagmus, a condition characterised by involuntary eye movements.
Published: Jun 26, 2017 1:04:00 PM
A team led by UCL and Cardiff University researchers has developed a novel measure of disease progression for Huntington’s disease, which enabled them to identify a genetic modifier associated with how rapidly the disease progresses.
Published: Jun 20, 2017 10:19:44 AM
A new UCL and University of Nottingham study has found that most neurons in the brain’s auditory cortex detect where a sound is coming from relative to the head, but some are tuned to a sound source’s actual position in the world.
Published: Jun 16, 2017 10:58:05 AM
The first blood test that can predict the onset and progression of Huntington’s disease has been identified by a UCL-led study.
Published: Jun 8, 2017 10:13:21 AM
A dose of the drug simvastatin results in cognitive improvement in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), according to UCL research published in the Lancet Neurology.
Published: Jun 7, 2017 3:01:15 PM
UCL researchers have identified how the human brain integrates social information when a person decides how much they like something, by studying how user reviews on Amazon influence how people rate the products.
Published: Jun 1, 2017 3:14:50 PM
Adding tobacco to a cannabis joint doesn’t improve the experience of being stoned, but it does reduce the memory impairment inherent to cannabis use, finds a new UCL study published in Psychological Medicine.
Published: May 31, 2017 4:55:22 PM
Scientists have discovered how certain forms of motor neuron disease begin and progress at cellular and molecular levels, revealing potential new ways to slow down or even stop this process. The team are already working closely with pharmaceutical companies to use this knowledge to develop new treatments for motor neuron disease and other neurodegenerative conditions.
Published: May 31, 2017 10:03:00 AM
A UCL researcher is leading a phase 3 trial involving more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to investigate whether simvastatin could become a treatment for the condition.
Published: May 9, 2017 10:07:32 AM
Four UCL scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society in recognition of their outstanding contribution to science.
Published: May 8, 2017 3:09:42 PM
The brain responds less to money gained from immoral actions than money earned decently, reveals a new UCL-led study.
Published: May 2, 2017 10:19:16 AM
The area of the brain used to control the hand gets used instead to support the lips, feet or arms of people who were born with only one hand, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
Published: Apr 20, 2017 5:03:59 PM