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New evidence of myelin’s essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by UCL research. Myelin is a fatty substance that insulates the brain's wiring and is a major constituent of ‘white matter’. It is produced by the brain and spinal cord into early adulthood as it is needed for many developmental processes, and although earlier studies of human white matter hinted at its involvement in skill learning, this is the first time it has been confirmed experimentally. More...
Scientists tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of northern Spain. More...
Poor oral health affecting athletes’ general health and performance shows ‘no signs of improvement’ and must be remedied, say a group of UCL-led health experts and sporting bodies. More...
This annual prize lecture series has been running for 18 years but within this short space of time has rapidly become the pre-eminent series on contemporary science in Europe. The whole event, which provides an opportunity to debate and celebrate important scientific advancements, has always been very stimulating and hugely enjoyable. More...
Professor John O’Keefe, Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for
Neural Circuits & Behaviour and Professor
of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Cell & Developmental
Biology, Division of Biosciences at UCL, has today been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or
Medicine for the discovery of cells that constitute a positioning system in the
brain - an ‘inner GPS’ - that enables us to orient ourselves.
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