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18 January 2017: Delirium could accelerate dementia-related mental decline

When hospitalised, people can become acutely confused and disorientated. This condition, known as delirium, affects a quarter of older patients and new research by UCL and University of Cambridge shows it may have long-lasting consequences, including accelerating the dementia process. More...

13 January 2017: Mapping movements of alien bird species

The global map of alien bird species has been produced for the first time by a UCL-led team of researchers. It shows that human activities are the main determinants of how many alien bird species live in an area but that alien species are most successful in areas already rich with native bird species. More...

11 January 2017: Supporting actors take lead role as our brains age

The main changes in our brains as we get older are in the brain cells with a supporting role, called glial cells, British scientists have found. More...

11 January 2017: Launch of the PHAGO project to explore a new approach for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease

On 1st November 2016 the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) together with an association of industrial partners came together to support PHAGO, an innovative research project devoted to the development of immunomodulatory therapies for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).  More...

10 January 2017: High-sugar diet programmes a short lifespan in flies

Flies with a history of eating a high sugar diet live shorter lives, even after their diet improves. This is because the unhealthy diet drives long-term reprogramming of gene expression, according to a UCL-led team of researchers. More...

6 January 2017: UCL staff recognised in New Year Honours 2017

Congratulations to the members of the UCL community who have been recognised in the 2017 New Year Honours list. More...

6 January 2017: UCL health collaborations in low and middle-income countries win Research Councils funding

Three UCL international collaborations are among the first to receive Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) awards, in recognition of their world-leading research partnerships improving health in low and middle income countries. More...

5 January 2017: Professor Miranda Wolpert honoured with MBE for services to child and adolescent mental healthcare

Many congratulations to Professor Miranda Wolpert, who has been honoured with a Member of British Empire (MBE) for services to child and adolescent mental healthcare. More...

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