A new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop, according to new research in rats led by scientists at UCL.
Published: Aug 18, 2016 10:41:40 AM
UCL has risen to 17th place in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published this week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, retaining its position as one of only three UK universities in the top 20 worldwide.
Published: Aug 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Mice are likely to freeze at the sight of small slow-moving shapes and flee from fast approaching ones, finds new UCL research.
Published: Aug 11, 2016 3:35:24 PM
Four academics from UCL have recently been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their outstanding research.
Published: Jul 15, 2016 2:46:00 PM
Researchers at UCL and Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that a drug originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness.
Published: Jun 14, 2016 1:02:15 PM
A new equation, showing how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, has been developed by UCL researchers funded by Wellcome.
Published: Jun 14, 2016 11:58:05 AM
Older people are less willing to take risks for potential rewards and this may be due to declining levels of dopamine in the brain, finds a new UCL study of over 25,000 people funded by Wellcome.
Published: Jun 3, 2016 10:04:12 AM
A region of the brain that responds to bad experiences has the opposite reaction to expectations of aversive events in people with depression compared to healthy adults, finds a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council.
Published: Jun 2, 2016 1:40:13 PM
Injecting mice with a UCL-discovered bacterium can reduce stress and inflammation, preventing them from developing PTSD-like conditions, finds a new international study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.
Published: May 17, 2016 11:40:00 AM
Bad experiences can cause people to strongly remember the negative content itself but only weakly remember the surrounding context, and a new UCL study funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust has revealed how this happens in the brain.
Published: May 10, 2016 9:58:00 AM
The Alzheimer’s Research UK UCL Drug Discovery Institute was launched at an
event last Wednesday 4 May as part of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Drug
Published: May 9, 2016 1:28:00 PM
The time-dependent role of the hippocampus in memory storage has been revealed through new research led by UCL and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Published: May 5, 2016 9:36:47 AM
Patterns of brain activity thought to show pain responses have been called into question after researchers from UCL and the University of Reading saw such patterns in rare patients born without a sense of pain.
Published: Apr 26, 2016 10:01:11 AM
Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has sought to reassure researchers that the proposed restrictions preventing the use of government grants to ‘lobby’ government will not apply to funding from the Research Councils, HEFCE or the National Academies.
Published: Apr 21, 2016 10:20:47 AM
The school a girl attends can affect her chance of being diagnosed with an eating disorder, finds a new study co-authored by UCL researchers. The results are published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Published: Apr 21, 2016 10:11:40 AM