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27 April 2012: Not enough is known about prescription drug use in pregnancy

Prescription drug use during pregnancy is prevalent, however, not enough is known about the adverse effects they may have on the developing foetus, according to a new review by academics at the UCL Institute of Child Health. The research is published in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) today. More...

25 April 2012: CDCN researchers contribute to OU Publication: Developing Brains

Members of the UCL Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (CDCN) have contributed to the latest publication of Early Childhood in Focus, a series of publications produced by the Child and Youth Studies Group at The Open University, with the support of the Bernard van Leer Foundation.  The publication ‘Developing Brains’ has been produced with the editorial, academic and clinical input from UCL and partner institution, Birkbeck. More...

25 April 2012: Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium lectures now online

As part of the preparations for the Baby Brains Around the World Project the UCL Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (CDCN) are pleased to offer free on-line access to two lectures given by distinguished Professors from the Centre.  Centre Director, Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem, presents the lecture A brief history of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL Institute of Child Health and  Clinical Paediatric Neuropsychology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Professor Jan Atkinson presents The Developing Visual Brain in Babies and Children: prognostic indicators of plasticity and vulnerability.
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25 April 2012: Ageing population could boost economy

Older people are a benefit, rather than a burden, to the economy and society according to a new report from the UCL School of Pharmacy. More...

24 April 2012: New insight into pain mechanisms

Researchers in the UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research have made a discovery which could help the development of analgesic drugs able to treat nerve damage-related pain.
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23 April 2012: Prestigious European Science Foundation networking grant awarded to Institute of Neurology professor

Congratulations to UCL Institute of Neurology’s Professor Xavier Golay, who has been awarded a networking grant from the European Science Foundation COST office, the first grant of this kind awarded to UCL. The prestigious award will be used to support the Arterial Spin Labelling (ASL) Initiative in Dementia (AID) Action network, which aims to coordinate research in this area and optimise the use of facilities already existing in Europe. The network, which runs for four years, held its first networking event with the official Kick-Off Meeting in Brussels in December 2011. More...

23 April 2012: Power doesn’t always magnify personality

 "Our findings show that the environment crucially triggers dispositional or counter-dispositional behaviour in powerful people," says Dr Ana Guinote (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences). Read: Times of India More...

19 April 2012: UCL News podcast – 18 April 2012

UCL News has launched a new podcast to give you the opportunity to listen to the latest news and research from around UCL every fortnight. Split up into three parts, you can either listen to the podcast all in one go, or save features for later listening.  More...

18 April 2012: Photoreceptor transplant restores vision in mice

Scientists from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have shown for the first time that transplanting light-sensitive photoreceptors into the eyes of visually impaired mice can restore their vision. More...

18 April 2012: International project to determine vascular contribution to neurodegeneration begins

Congratulations to UCL Institute of Neurology scientists, Dr David Werring and Professor Nick Fox, who are part of an international team of scientists that has recently been awarded funding from the Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (CoEN) to study how vascular disease contributes to neurodegenerative disease. The project, titled Standards for Determining the Vascular Contribution to Neurodegeneration, aims to create a common, albeit expert set of definitions and terminology to describe neuroimaging findings related to diseases affecting brain small vessels. These diseases, including hypertensive arteriopathy and cerebral amyloid angiopathy, are among the commonest to affect the brain and are key causes of stroke and dementia. More...

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