News and Events
Secret of tetanus toxicity offers new way to treat motor neuron disease
Publication date: 28 November 2014
The way that tetanus neurotoxin enters nerve cells has been discovered by UCL scientists, who showed that this process can be blocked, offering a potential therapeutic intervention for tetanus. This newly-discovered pathway could be exploited to deliver therapies to the nervous system, opening up a whole new way to treat neurological disorders such as motor neuron disease and peripheral neuropathies.
Professor David Lomas appointed as new UCL Vice-Provost (Health)
Publication date: 27 November 2014
Research reveals how our bodies keep unwelcome visitors out of cell nuclei
Publication date: 24 November 2014
The structure of pores found in cell nuclei has been uncovered by a UCL-led team of scientists, revealing how they selectively block certain molecules from entering, protecting genetic material and normal cell functions. The discovery could lead to the development of new drugs against viruses that target the cell nucleus and new ways of delivering gene therapies, say the scientists behind the study.
Improving the lives of dementia carers
Publication date: 19 November 2014
Wellcome Trust unveils new funding framework
Publication date: 18 November 2014