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Men donate competitively on women’s fundraising webpages

Men give more money through fundraising websites after seeing that other men have donated large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman, according to new UCL and University of Bristol research. More...

Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected H9 T cell

Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting ‘kick and kill’ cure is possible

The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a ‘kick and kill’ strategy, finds new research led by UCL, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Oxford and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More...

Lung cancer cells

Body’s defences hijacked to make cancers more aggressive

UCL scientists have discovered that a vital self-destruct switch in cells is hijacked - making some pancreatic and non small cell lung cancers more aggressive, according to research published in Cancer Cell. More...

HIV-1 infected T cell (purple) interacting with an uninfected target T cell (brown) during cell-to-cell spread at the virological synapse

HIV spreads like internet malware and should be treated earlier

A new model for HIV progression finds that it spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is key to staving off AIDS. More...

Professor Sibylle Mittnacht interviewed by Clare Hastings at The Institute of Cancer Research, London

New role uncovered for ‘oldest’ tumour suppressor gene

Scientists have revealed a brand new function for one of the first cancer genes ever discovered – the retinoblastoma gene – in a finding that could open up exciting new approaches to treatment. More...

Events

20 April, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme: Ebola in Sierra Leone: experience of a UCL Scientist
22 April, 2015Institute of Movement Neuroscience (IMN) Series - ‘Bidirectional interactions between the brain and implantable computers’
22 April, 2015MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Tunnelling nanotubes and intercellular spreading of prions and prion-like aggregates in neurodegenerative diseases
22 April, 2015Populations & Lifelong Health Early Careers Network: How to get published and get your paper noticed
23 April, 2015Maintaining T cells at epithelial barriers
23 April, 2015Research Methods Short Course: International comparisons of educational attainment
24 April, 2015Neuroscience Career Network: Grant Writing Workshop
25 April, 2015Implications of Research on the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment and Social Cognition
27 April, 2015SLMS Introduction to Information Governance
27 April, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC
27 April, 2015UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Predicting psychosis in clinical high-risk cohorts
28 April, 2015ALS Seminar Series: Modulation of axonal retrograde transport in health and disease
28 April, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme
28 April, 2015UCLP Centre for Neurorehabilitation symposium: goal-setting in neurorehabilitation - consensus and controversies
28 April, 2015Why does Auditory Cortex respond to light? Exploring the mechanisms and function of auditory-visual integration in Auditory Cortex
29 April, 2015Neuroscience Career Network: Lab Building Workshop
29 April, 2015Synaptic mechanisms for visual computation in retinal circuitry
29 April, 2015UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences Graduate Study Open Event
30 April, 2015Experimental Epilepsy Seminars: Exploiting new CRISPR/Cas9 gene targeting applications in cell reprogramming and neurological disorders
30 April, 2015Why is finishing your plate never enough?
30 April, 2015Yale-UCL Senior Scientist Lecture Series: From chaperonins to sleuthing ALS mechanism
1 May, 2015FIL Brain Meeting: Title tbc
1 May, 2015The role of glucocerebrosidase in Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis
5 May, 2015Experimental Psychology Seminar: Cortical codes for sound perception in auditory cortex
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
7 May, 2015Cellular and molecular mechanisms that contribute to inflammation and immune regulation in inflammatory arthritis
7 May, 2015Human cerebral cortex development and disease in stem cell systems
7 May, 2015Institute of Movement Neuroscience (IMN) Series - ‘How to cure any disease and get smart: An overview of tDCS mechanisms’
7 May, 2015Investigating the motor system using functional and structural MRI
8 May, 2015FIL Brain Meeting: Title tbc
8 May, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme
11 May, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Cellular origin and functional specialization of tissueresident macrophages
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
11 May, 2015Workshop for Clinical Researchers at Queen Square
12 May, 2015ALS Seminar Series: FUSsion of physiological RNA granules and pathological aggregates
12 May, 2015Experimental Psychology Seminar: Neural signatures of learning and decision-making across prefrontal cortex
12 May, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme
13 May, 2015Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC
13 May, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: Gene*environment interaction: scientific hypothesis or truism?
13 May, 2015Neuroscience Career Network: Fellowship and Grant Interviews Workshop
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?
14 May, 2015Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research: An implementation of reinforcement learning in the cerebellum
18 May, 20155th Digital Health: 5th International Conference on Digital Health
18 May, 2015Healthy Ageing: From Molecules to Organisms
18 May, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: In mice for men, Conditional cytokine mouse mutants
18 May, 2015UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Training working memory: exactly what is trained?
19 May, 2015Experimental Psychology Seminar: What does it take to collaborate? The role of heart, words and skills in interpersonal synergies?
20 May, 2015Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre: Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day
20 May, 2015Paediatric Cerebrovascular Conference : diagnosis and disease in the 2lst century
21 May, 2015Better survey data management with metadata
21 May, 2015Pre- and post-mitotic effector programs of CD8 T cells during infection
21 May, 2015Professor David Osrin, Inaugural Lecture: ‘These Little Gardens: Growing Up in Public Health’
21 May, 2015Virtual Virology seminar series
26 May, 2015Experimental Psychology Seminar: Title TBC
27 May, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: PhD Upgrade presentations
29 May, 2015Queen Square Symposium
1 June, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC
1 June, 2015UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Adaptive gain control during human decision-making
2 June, 2015Experimental Psychology Seminar: From infants’ preverbal to language-based learning about objects and categories
2 June, 2015IIT Immunology Symposium with Pears Lecture
4 June, 2015Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme: Title TBC
4 June, 2015Institute of Movement Neuroscience (IMN) Series - ‘Neural markers of cognitive & motor control, and their evolution during a pre-symptomatic monkey model of Parkinson’s disease’
8 June, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Molecular promiscuity: serine-palmitoyltransferase – the unfaithful enzyme
8 June, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: The macrophage as an HIV-1 hub
8 June, 2015UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Plasticity of the social brain
9 June, 2015Experimental Psychology Seminar: I can get that song out of your head; Decoding perceptual representations with retinotopic and tonotopic mapss
9 June, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme
10 June, 2015Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC
10 June, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: TBA
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
16 June, 2015Experimental Psychology Seminar: Do we adapt to the recent variance of sensory signals
17 June, 2015Data reduction and latent variable models
17 June, 2015Paediatric Research in Obesity Multi-modal Intervention and Service Evaluation Programme (PROMISE)
18 June, 2015An introduction to infectious disease genomics – an IDRN event
18 June, 2015Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme: Title TBC
18 June, 2015Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research: Title tbc
19 June, 20152015 Neuroscience Symposium
22 June, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Clearing out debris for CD8 T cell memory and hematopoietic stem cell survival
23 June, 2015Evaluation Workshop
23 June, 2015Planetary Health
24 June, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: TBC
24 June, 2015MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title tbc
24 June, 2015NeuroTrials Day
25 June, 2015The evolution of the cortex
26 June, 2015Memory Enhancement by Targeting Cdk5 Regulation of NR2B
29 June, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC
2 July, 2015Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme: Title TBC
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
6 July, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Impacts of protein oxidation on the elicitation of adaptive immune responses: implications for health and disease
7 July, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme
8 July, 2015Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC
8 July, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: TBC
9 July, 2015Cognitive Rehabilitation
9 July, 2015Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for public health and Health and Wellbeing Boards: priorities, structures and integration
16 July, 2015Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme: Title TBC

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