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Delirium could accelerate dementia-related mental decline

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The Neuronal Forest

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.

Mapping movements of alien bird species

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Parakeet

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.

High-sugar diet programmes a short lifespan in flies

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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.

UCL staff recognised in New Year Honours 2017

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UCL Wilkins Portico statue

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

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