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Saracens players wear patches in games and training

Working with Saracens to monitor concussion in rugby

A team of UCL researchers have joined the ongoing Saracens study for the 2015/16 season, which combines impact sensors with blood samples to determine the effects of concussion on rugby players. More...

Chemotherapy machine

Chemo before surgery benefits patients with advanced ovarian cancer

Women with advanced ovarian cancer have fewer side effects and tend to have a better quality of life if given chemotherapy before surgery, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published in The Lancet. More...

Hormones that trigger puberty in the mouse brain

Missing molecule prevents puberty

A molecule important in blood vessel formation and brain wiring is also essential for the onset of puberty, finds new research led by UCL and the University of Milan. More...

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SLMS Education Domain announces the winners of the first SLMS Education Awards

We are proud to announce the winners of the first SLMS Education Awards to reward those dedicated to improving the quality of education for SLMS students and to spotlight and support excellence and innovation in the delivery of education. More...

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Smoking induces early signs of cancer in cheek swabs

DNA damage caused by smoking can be detected in cheek swabs, finds research published today in JAMA Oncology. The study provides evidence that smoking induces a general cancer program that is also present in cancers which aren’t usually associated with it – including breast and gynaecological cancers. More...

Events

22 May, 2015Soloists and choristers in a cortical population
26 May, 2015Experimental Psychology Seminar: Title TBC
27 May, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: PhD Upgrade presentations
27 May, 2015Early Career Forum seminar: Actively involving patients and the public in research
28 May, 2015UCL Cancer Institute Seminar: Implementation of high throughput analyses in diagnostic neurooncology
28 May, 2015Virtual Virology seminar series
29 May, 2015Conjunctive representations and coherency in the human medial temporal lobe: from perception to memory and decision-making
29 May, 2015How to write for The Conversation
29 May, 2015Queen Square Symposium
1 June, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC
1 June, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity: IBSc/BSc Symposium
1 June, 2015UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Adaptive gain control during human decision-making
2 June, 2015Experimental Psychology Seminar: From infants’ preverbal to language-based learning about objects and categories
2 June, 2015IIT Immunology Symposium with Pears Lecture
3 June, 2015PCA and ADAD: Rare, but why should you care?
4 June, 2015Autophagy regulates intestinal inflammation by controlling CD4+ T cell homeostasis
4 June, 2015Psychodynamic Neuroscience Research meeting: The impact of early childhood narcissistic injury on rehabilitation prognosis following mild traumatic brain injury in adulthood: case study
4 June, 2015TECHNO-LIBERATION. Can technology contribute to social equality?
4 June, 2015The Christopher Sporborg memorial lecture: Current developments and the future of Neurosurgery
4 June, 2015Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom and Suffering
5 June, 2015Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Title TBC
5 June, 2015Fifth Joint NELFT/UCL Conference on Eating Disorders: Thinking Bodies, Thinking Minds: Challenges of working with Eating Disorders
5 June, 2015Recent Technologies in Microbiology
8 June, 2015Global health innovation and philanthropy
8 June, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Molecular promiscuity: serine-palmitoyltransferase – the unfaithful enzyme
8 June, 2015The macrophage as an HIV-1 hub
8 June, 2015UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Plasticity of the social brain
9 June, 2015Experimental Psychology Seminar: I can get that song out of your head; Decoding perceptual representations with retinotopic and tonotopic mapss
9 June, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme: Title TBC
10 June, 2015Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC
10 June, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: Hearing loss: a new reversible causal factor for dementia?
11 June, 2015The trials of conducting trials – practical problems encountered in rehab research and possible solutions
11 June, 2015The trials of conducting trials – practical problems encountered in rehab research and possible solutions
15 June, 2015UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Essential contributions of frontopolar cortex to primate cognition
16 June, 2015Experimental Psychology Seminar: Do we adapt to the recent variance of sensory signals
17 June, 2015Findings from the PROMISE programme and next steps for treatments of obesity in children and young people
17 June, 2015Paediatric Research in Obesity Multi-modal Intervention and Service Evaluation Programme (PROMISE)
17 June, 2015Research Methods Short Course: Data reduction and latent variable models
18 June, 2015An introduction to infectious disease genomics – an IDRN event
18 June, 2015Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme: Title TBC
18 June, 2015Molecular regulation of cortical interneuron diversity and plasticity
19 June, 20152015 Neuroscience Symposium
22 June, 2015Clearing out debris for CD8 T cell memory and hematopoietic stem cell survival
22 June, 2015Introduction to Bioinformatics
23 June, 2015Evaluation Workshop
23 June, 2015Planetary Health
24 June, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: The development and genetics of Wernicke's Encephalopathy, with focus on alcohol misuse
24 June, 2015MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title tbc
24 June, 2015NeuroTrials Day
26 June, 2015Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Title TBC
26 June, 2015Memory Enhancement by Targeting Cdk5 Regulation of NR2B
29 June, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC
1 July, 2015Launch of London BEME International Collaborating Centre (London BICC)
2 July, 20153rd Annual Queen Square Upper Limb Neurorehabilitation Course
2 July, 2015Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme: Title TBC
2 July, 2015Institute of Movement Neuroscience (IMN) Series - ‘Neural markers of cognitive & motor control, and their evolution during a pre-symptomatic monkey model of Parkinson’s disease’
3 July, 2015Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Title TBC
6 July, 2015Changing Perspectives: 1st International Conference on Transport and Health
6 July, 2015Impacts of protein oxidation on the elicitation of adaptive immune responses: implications for health and disease
6 July, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Novel Treatments in Huntington’s Disease
7 July, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme: PhD Thesis Seminar
8 July, 2015Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC
8 July, 2015Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series
8 July, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: TBC
9 July, 2015Cognitive Rehabilitation
9 July, 2015UCL Molecular Cell Biology Symposium
9 July, 2015Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for public health and Health and Wellbeing Boards: priorities, structures and integration
10 July, 2015Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Title TBC
15 July, 2015Probing the Structure and Dynamics of Proteins and Protein Complexes Using Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry
16 July, 2015Exploring the health challenges and inequalities of the new food aid system: a seminar on working with foodbanks
16 July, 2015Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme: Title TBC
21 July, 2015Longitudinal studies: maximising their value for ageing research
22 July, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: Dopaminergic imaging in Possible Dementia with Lewy bodies: a randomised trial
17 August, 2015CBC Summer School 2015 Behaviour Change - Principles and Practice
3 September, 2015Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research Seminar: Title TBC
4 September, 2015Minds of Caste - An inter-disciplinary seminar on how Caste identities shape the Mind
7 September, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: How to develop therapies for NM disease
9 September, 2015Cross-cohort research: Opportunities, challenges and examples
10 September, 2015Integrating the management of bladder dysfunction in the rehabilitation of neurological patients
15 September, 2015ALS Seminar Series: The generation of diverse motor neuronal and glial subtypes from patient-specific iPSCs: Quo Vadis ALS?
15 September, 2015Public Health England Annual Conference 2015
6 October, 2015ALS Seminar Series: Understanding cellular heterogeneity
6 October, 2015The 1958, 1970, and Millennium British birth cohort studies: opportunities for collaboration
7 October, 2015MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title tbc
8 October, 2015Progress in rehabilitation research: what have we learned from the RCT? Where to from here?
14 October, 2015MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title tbc
5 November, 2015Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research Seminar: Title TBC
10 November, 2015ALS Seminar Series: Timing and tracking ALS: a biomarkers perspective
12 November, 2015CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015: Title TBC
13 November, 2015Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health
16 November, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Axonal signalling endosomes: trafficking sorting and disease
1 December, 2015ALS Seminar Series: Autophagy in ALS
10 December, 2015Therapy for cognitive impairment in TBI
12 January, 2016ALS Seminar Series: The tale of two motor cortices: do BA4a and BA4p have different functions in ALS?
9 February, 2016ALS Seminar Series: Shredding light on dynein-based cargo transport in vitro and in vivo

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