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
UCL and Peking University (PKU) have extended their partnership by agreeing a new roadmap to tackle issues including creating a blueprint for sustainable cities, teaching Mandarin in English schools and reducing the occurrence of spina bifada, one of the world’s most common birth defects.
Published: Nov 9, 2017 10:33:23 AM
A team involving UCL scientists has developed a new device that could revolutionise our understanding of the brain by allowing researchers to map the activity of complex neural networks that control behaviour and decision making, in a way never before possible. The Neuropixels probes are described in a paper published today in Nature.
Published: Nov 8, 2017 6:17:49 PM
Professor Graeme Reid (Chair of Science & Research Policy at UCL) has been appointed to the newly-established Council of Research England.
Published: Nov 2, 2017 1:01:11 PM
A team of UCL researchers has devised a mathematical equation that can explain how our self-esteem is shaped by what other people think of us, in a new study published in the scientific journal eLife.
Published: Oct 24, 2017 10:01:19 AM
The brain rapidly switches between operational modes in response to tasks and what is replayed can predict how well a task will be completed, according to a new UCL study in rats.
Published: Oct 19, 2017 5:02:38 PM
The gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new UCL research.
Published: Oct 18, 2017 10:01:05 AM
UCL researchers are leading a call for a coordinated strategy to reform the management of scientific discoveries and clinical experimentation involving stem cells and regenerative medicine.
Published: Oct 5, 2017 9:29:21 AM
Alzheimer’s Research UK will invest over £2 million in four innovative new projects exploring ways to reduce the risk of dementia, one of which is led by UCL researchers.
Published: Sep 21, 2017 10:16:43 AM
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