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UCL announces the launch of gene therapy company Athena Vision

Athena Vision is focused on developing gene therapies for eye diseases based on research conducted at UCL. More...

Published: Nov 24, 2015 10:00:38 AM

Professors John Greenwood and Stephen Moss

New target for macular degeneration gets funding for clinical trials

The Medical Research Council is to fund researchers at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital to conduct clinical trials into the use of a humanised monoclonal antibody to treat patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). More...

Published: Nov 20, 2015 5:11:00 PM


Queen’s Anniversary Prize awarded to UCL Institute of Education

In recognition of its “world leading contribution to the policy and practice of education with international reach around innovative social research” UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.   More...

Published: Nov 19, 2015 5:30:05 PM


Poorer dementia patients in England less likely to be prescribed drugs

Dementia patients from more affluent areas in England are 27% more likely to be prescribed anti-dementia drugs than patients from poorer areas, finds a new UCL study of 77,045 dementia patients across the UK. This inequality was not seen in Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales. More...

Published: Nov 19, 2015 10:33:00 AM


Changes in humour an early sign of dementia

Researchers at UCL have revealed that a change in sense of humour could be an early sign of dementia. The findings could help improve dementia diagnosis, by highlighting changes not commonly thought to be linked to the condition. More...

Published: Nov 10, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Professor John Hardy

UCL professor is first UK winner of $3m Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) was last night awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his pioneering research into the genetic causes of Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia and Parkinson’s disease. More...

Published: Nov 9, 2015 9:09:06 AM