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The Neuronal Forest

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...


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...

Ageing brains

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...

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...


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...


23 January, 2017Early Careers Network event – “thriving and surviving in academia"
23 January, 2017SLMS Introduction to Information Governance
23 January, 2017UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme
25 January, 2017Could the biopsychosocial model be right? Evidence for an integrated understanding of psychosis
25 January, 2017Introduction to quality improvement
26 January, 2017Indoleamine 2,3 Dioxygenase (IDO) promotes tumourigenesis and pain
27 January, 2017Brain Meeting: Are temporally resolved non-invasive recordings of human hippocampus possible with new MEG methods?
30 January, 2017The strange case of the SERINC proteins and their antiretroviral activity
1 February, 2017Drawing on data to transform lives: improving services for vulnerable adolescents
8 February, 2017Sharing resources and knowledge in ageing research
9 February, 2017The importance of size in immune recognition
10 February, 2017SWC Special Lecture: Molecular mechanisms of neurotransmitter release
13 February, 2017Kaposi Sarcoma Herpesvirus K 15 protein: a possible therapeutic target?
14 February, 2017ALS Seminar: Switching splicing in Spinal muscular atrophy?
22 February, 20173rd Digital Behaviour Change Conference 2017
22 February, 2017Workshop - Preparing Collaborative Horizon 2020 grants for April 2017 to June 2017 deadlines’
23 February, 2017Investigating the mechanisms of regulatory T-cell differentiation in vivo by novel Fluorescent Timer reporters
27 February, 2017Antiretroviral restriction factors and mechanisms of viral evasion or counteraction
8 March, 2017Accelerating Access to Personalised Medicine
9 March, 2017Adoptive T cell therapy: From single T cells to immunity
13 March, 2017UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme
14 March, 2017ALS Seminar: From flies to humans: novel insights into ALS pathogenesis
15 March, 2017MRC Prion Unit Departmental Seminar - Title tbc
23 March, 2017Ageing of the immune system: Cues from the microenvironment
24 March, 2017LSHTM/UCL World TB Day Symposium
27 March, 2017Macrophage innate responses against S.pneumoniae
6 April, 2017Role of Rho GTPases in immune cell migration
11 April, 2017ALS Seminar: title tbc
24 April, 2017Insights into innate immunity from analysing the genetics of gene expression
8 May, 2017Modulation of host endothelium by the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum
5 June, 2017The immunology of TB
13 June, 2017ALS Seminar: Should we target spinal microcircuits to treat ALS?
19 June, 2017Cell-intrinsic defence mechanisms against HIV-1
3 July, 2017Understanding cellular heterogeneity

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