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We bring together 4 UCL Faculties to create one of the largest and most renowned groupings of academics in biomedical, life and population health sciences.

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Cold stimulus on the crossed middle finger

Crossing fingers can reduce feelings of pain

How you feel pain is affected by where sources of pain are in relation to each other, and so crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds new UCL research. More...

Approximate geographic sampling location of donor (circles) and recipient (diamonds) populations analyzed.

Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered

By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, a new study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonisation that shaped migrations to the Americas hundreds of years ago. More...

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Weight discrimination has major impact on quality of life

Weight discrimination is linked to significantly lower quality of life, and accounts for approximately 40% of the negative psychological effects associated with obesity, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK. More...

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‘Most attractive’ male birds don’t have the best genes

‘Attractive’ male birds that mate with many females aren’t passing on the best genes to their offspring, according to new UCL research which found promiscuity in male birds leads to small, genetic faults in the species’ genome. Although minor, these genetic flaws may limit how well future generations can adapt to changing environments.  More...

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More than a third of 12-year-olds embarrassed to smile because of their teeth

More than a third (35%) of 12-year-olds and 28% of 15-year-olds say they have been embarrassed to smile or laugh due to how they felt about their teeth, finds a new UCL-led report commissioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. More...

Events

27 March, 2015FIL Brain Meeting: Optimal irrationality: when biased decisions maximise reward
30 March, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC
1 April, 2015The role of glucocerebrosidase in Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis
2 April, 2015Psychodynamic Neuroscience Research meeting - The Social Softness Illusion - Your Skin Feels Softer than Mine
8 April, 2015Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC
8 April, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: PhD upgrade talks
9 April, 2015Habilitation: the art of person-environment interactions, or rehabilitation before you need it
13 April, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Whole Body MRI and Pattern Recognition
13 April, 2015Otto Wolff Lecture: Gene therapy for refractory epilepsy: time for clinical trials?
14 April, 2015Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series
14 April, 2015Optimising health environments: the science of enrichment and evidence based design
22 April, 2015Institute of Movement Neuroscience (IMN) Series - ‘Bidirectional interactions between the brain and implantable computers’
22 April, 2015MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title TBC
24 April, 2015Neuroscience Career Network: Grant Writing Workshop
25 April, 2015Implications of Research on the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment and Social Cognition
27 April, 2015UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - title tbc
28 April, 2015ALS Seminar Series: Modulation of axonal retrograde transport in health and disease
28 April, 2015UCLP Centre for Neurorehabilitation symposium: goal-setting in neurorehabilitation - consensus and controversies
29 April, 2015Neuroscience Career Network: Lab Building Workshop
29 April, 2015UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences Graduate Study Open Event
30 April, 2015Why is finishing your plate never enough?
30 April, 2015Yale-UCL Senior Scientist Lecture Series: From chaperonins to sleuthing ALS mechanism
5 May, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Investigating the Relationship between Skeletal Muscle Mass and Metabolism
5 May, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases: Update in Neuromuscular Disorders 2015
11 May, 2015UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - What does it take to collaborate? The role of heart, words and skills in interpersonal synergies
12 May, 2015ALS Seminar Series: FUSsion of physiological RNA granules and pathological aggregates
13 May, 2015Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC
13 May, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: TBC
13 May, 2015The Use of Incentives in Health
14 May, 2015What do we mean by brain plasticity, and is there more of it than usual after stroke?
18 May, 20155th Digital Health: 5th International Conference on Digital Health
18 May, 2015UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Training working memory: exactly what is trained?
20 May, 2015Paediatric Cerebrovascular Conference : diagnosis and disease in the 2lst century
21 May, 2015Professor David Osrin, Inaugural Lecture: ‘These Little Gardens: Growing Up in Public Health’
27 May, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: TBC
29 May, 2015Queen Square Symposium
1 June, 2015UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Adaptive gain control during human decision-making
2 June, 2015Immunology Conference 2015
8 June, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Molecular promiscuity: serine-palmitoyltransferase – the unfaithful enzyme
8 June, 2015UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Title tbc
10 June, 2015Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC
11 June, 2015The trials of conducting trials – practical problems encountered in rehab research and possible solutions
15 June, 2015UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Essential contributions of frontopolar cortex to primate cognition
16 June, 2015ALS Seminar Series: GENFI – the Genetic FTD Initiative, a multicentre biomarker study of MAPT, GRN and C9orf72 mutations
19 June, 20152015 Neuroscience Symposium
23 June, 2015Planetary Health
24 June, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: TBC
24 June, 2015NeuroTrials Day
6 July, 2015Changing Perspectives: 1st International Conference on Transport and Health
6 July, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Novel Treatments in Huntington’s Disease
8 July, 2015Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC
9 July, 2015Cognitive Rehabilitation
21 July, 2015Longitudinal studies: maximising their value for ageing research
17 August, 2015CBC Summer School 2015 Behaviour Change - Principles and Practice
7 September, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: How to develop therapies for NM disease
10 September, 2015Integrating the management of bladder dysfunction in the rehabilitation of neurological patients
8 October, 2015Progress in rehabilitation research: what have we learned from the RCT? Where to from here?
12 November, 2015CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015: Title TBC
16 November, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Axonal signalling endosomes: trafficking sorting and disease
10 December, 2015Therapy for cognitive impairment in TBI

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