Twenty one leading neuroscience groups from around the world, including seven from UCL, have formed a ‘virtual brain lab’ to test how the brain controls learning and decision making.
Published: Sep 19, 2017 3:53:26 PM
The source of spontaneous, high-amplitude bursts of activity seen in the brains of preterm babies, which are vital for healthy development, has been identified by a team led by researchers at UCL and King’s College London.
Published: Sep 12, 2017 12:27:41 PM
Hopes for continued close research links between the UK and the EU after Brexit have risen after a top EU commissioner declared that securing a deal on it is “a no brainer”.
Published: Sep 11, 2017 10:59:05 AM
Brief training in mindfulness strategies could help heavy drinkers start to cut back on alcohol consumption, finds a new UCL study.
Published: Aug 24, 2017 9:51:00 AM
A drug commonly used to treat diabetes may have disease-modifying potential to treat Parkinson’s disease, a new UCL-led study suggests, paving the way for further research to define its efficacy and safety.
Published: Aug 4, 2017 10:33:55 AM
Adults with autism may overestimate the volatility of the world around them, finds a new UCL study published in Nature Neuroscience.
Published: Jul 31, 2017 5:15:54 PM
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