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Women with dementia receive less medical attention

Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, new UCL research reveals. More...

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Worrying denial of invasive species threat

A new battlefront is opening in science denialism and this time the target is the science of invasive alien species and the fight to protect some of the world’s rarest species and most unique ecosystems, say a team involving UCL scientists. More...

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HIV patients showing signs of multidrug resistance in Africa

Significant numbers of patients whose HIV strains developed resistance to older generation drugs are also resistant to modern drugs, finds a new study led by UCL and funded by Wellcome. More...

Nature journal cover story, 'High Stakes: The effect of cannabis use on the brain's reward pathways'

Cannabis review from Division of Psychiatry published in Nature

A systematic review on the effects of cannabis on the brain’s reward system which was carried out by Dr Michael Bloomfield and colleagues from the Division of Psychiatry,features on the front cover of Nature this month. More...

Professor Thompson receives the FEMM prize

Prize awarded to Faculty Dean for research achievements

The Dean of UCL’s Faculty of Brain Sciences, Professor Alan Thompson, was awarded a prize by the the Fundación Esclerosis Múltiple Madrid (FEMM - Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Madrid) earlier this month. More...


7 December, 2016Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar - title tbc
7 December, 2016SLMS Introduction to Information Governance
9 December, 2016Brain meeting - The Limits of brain plasticity: Insights from Amputees
9 December, 2016Cortex on demand? Dishinhibitory circuits of the cerebellar cortex
9 December, 2016Division of Biosciences’ Patricia Clarke Lecture: Synergy between NMR, cryo-EM and large-scale MD simulations – An all atom model of a native HIV capsid
12 December, 2016Insightful education - incorporating perspectives of sight impaired people into the clinical curriculum
13 December, 2016ALS Seminar: Neuromuscular ultrasound for the assessment of skeletal muscle in health and disease
16 December, 2016Brain meeting - A distributed, hierarchical, and recurrent framework for reward-based choice
13 January, 2017Zinc ion signals, sparks and waves in cellular regulation
17 January, 2017ALS Seminar: There’s something wrong with my MAM; the ER mitochondria axis and neurodegenerative diseases
17 January, 2017UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Symposium - The future health of the public: Towards transdisciplinary research
23 January, 2017SLMS Introduction to Information Governance
25 January, 2017Introduction to quality improvement
1 February, 2017Drawing on data to transform lives: improving services for vulnerable adolescents
8 February, 2017Sharing resources and knowledge in ageing research
14 February, 2017ALS Seminar: Switching splicing in Spinal muscular atrophy?
22 February, 20173rd Digital Behaviour Change Conference 2017
22 February, 2017MRC Prion Unit Departmental Seminar - Title tbc
14 March, 2017ALS Seminar: From flies to humans: novel insights into ALS pathogenesis
24 March, 2017LSHTM/UCL World TB Day Symposium
11 April, 2017ALS Seminar: title tbc
13 June, 2017ALS Seminar: Should we target spinal microcircuits to treat ALS?

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