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Innovative gene therapy trial for Parkinson’s disease

A trial for a new gene therapy, known as AXO-Lenti-PD, aimed at improving the supply of dopamine in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease has been launched by researchers at UCL and University College London Hospitals (UCLH).

Published: Oct 25, 2018 2:03:41 PM

Politics interferes with the ability to assess expertise

Learning about someone’s political beliefs interferes with a person’s ability to assess expertise, as people judge like-minded peers as being more expert in fields completely unrelated to politics, finds a new UCL-led study.

Published: Oct 24, 2018 12:41:24 PM

Youngest in class more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

Children who are the youngest in their classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than their older classmates, finds a new global study co-authored by UCL. 

Published: Oct 15, 2018 11:09:04 AM

Built-in sound amplifier helps male mosquitoes find females

The ears of male mosquitoes amplify the sound of an approaching female using a self-generated phantom tone that mimics the female’s wingbeats, which increases the ear’s acoustic input by a factor of up to 45,000, finds a new UCL-led study.

Published: Sep 25, 2018 12:28:32 PM

First signs of autism appear in infancy

Babies who show lower levels of brain activity in response to social stimuli such as peek-a-boo are more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to research involving UCL.

Published: Aug 23, 2018 3:54:23 PM

Artificial intelligence equal to experts in detecting eye diseases

An artificial intelligence (AI) system, which can recommend the correct referral decision for more than 50 eye diseases, as accurately as experts has been developed by UCL, DeepMind Health and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Published: Aug 13, 2018 5:52:23 PM

First language study using new wearable brain scanner

Researchers at UCL and the University of Nottingham have mapped the brain’s language area in the first study of human cognition using a new generation of brain scanner that can be worn like a helmet.

Published: Aug 8, 2018 4:55:23 PM