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29 March 2012: Report from the 13th Queen Square Symposium


Organized annually in conjunction with Brain Awareness Week, the student-led Queen Square Symposium brings together postgraduate students from across the Square to showcase the diversity of neuroscience and neurology research carried out by its departments.
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29 March 2012: 13th Queen Square Symposium: Interview with Professor Daniel Wolpert

Prof. Daniel Wolpert is Head of the Sensorimotor Learning Group at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. He was the invited guest speaker at the 13th Annual Queen Square Symposium, which took place on the Friday 16th of March 2012.  More...

27 March 2012: DNA traces cattle back to a small herd domesticated around 10,500 years ago

All cattle are descended from as few as 80 animals that were domesticated from wild ox in the Near East some 10,500 years ago, according to a new genetic study. More...

26 March 2012: Taking easy way out an invitation to blues

A study published by a team of researchers from the UCL Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit and led by Dr Quentin Hays, suggests that when people are faced with difficult decisions they tend to take the easy way out in order to avoid misfortune. The study highlights how a policy of timidity can lead to poor choices, and could possibly lead to depression, characterised by impaired decision-making. Read more: Yahoo news
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26 March 2012: The search for genius: Einstein’s brain

 Dr Mark Lythgoe (UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging) took the audience of his Lunch Hour Lecture on 13 March on a journey to explore the greatest brain of the 20th century. The lecture to mark Brain Awareness Week drew in a large crowd; potentially explained by the promise of seeing a real brain! Read more on the UCL Events blog...

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26 March 2012: Is Life Too Loud?

Dr Priya Singh (UCL Ear Institute) talks about the structure of the ear, and what causes hearing loss. Watch: BBC 2’s Bang Goes the Theory (from 2mins 30s) More...

25 March 2012: The gene that can transform mild influenza in to a life threatening disease

A genetic finding could help to explain why influenza becomes a life-threatening disease for some people, and yet has only a mild effect on others. Collaborative research led by scientists at UCL and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found that people who carry a particular variant of the IFITM3 gene are significantly more likely to be hospitalised when they fall ill with influenza than those who carry other variants. More...

23 March 2012: Tractography image takes first place in UCL Graduate School competition

Congratulations to UCL Institute of Child Health PhD student Jamie Kawadler, who has been awarded first prize for her image Pathways of Thought in the annual UCL Graduate School's Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research competition.    More...

23 March 2012: Luton and Dunstable Hospital becomes a University Hospital for UCL Medical School

Luton and Dunstable Hospital has become a University Teaching Hospital of UCL Medical School. The achievement is seen as recognition of the excellent teaching that student doctors receive at Luton and Dunstable Hospital. More...

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