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Amyloid protein transmission through neurosurgery

Amyloid beta pathology – protein deposits in the brain – might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new UCL-led study.

Published: Feb 15, 2018 2:01:00 PM

Visual cues amplify sound

Looking at someone's lips is good for listening in noisy environments because it helps our brains amplify the sounds we’re hearing in time with what we're seeing, finds a new UCL-led study.

Published: Feb 12, 2018 1:05:46 PM

Dementia with Lewy bodies: unique genetic profile identified

Dementia with Lewy bodies has a unique genetic profile, distinct from those of Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, according to the first large-scale genetic study of this common type of dementia which was led by UCL.

Published: Dec 18, 2017 11:39:53 AM

Drug lowers deadly Huntington’s disease protein

The first drug targeting the cause of Huntington’s disease was safe and well-tolerated in its first human trial led by UCL scientists. It successfully lowered the level of the harmful huntingtin protein in the nervous system.

Published: Dec 11, 2017 12:11:46 PM

Children with mental health problems more likely to be out of work by 55

Physical and mental illness at younger ages can have a significant impact on people’s prospects of being in employment in later life, according to two reports from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and the renEWL research team based at UCL.

Published: Dec 5, 2017 9:23:44 AM

Marriage may help stave off dementia

Marriage may lower the risk of developing dementia, concludes a UCL-led synthesis of the available evidence published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Published: Nov 29, 2017 9:57:41 AM

Improving clinical trials with machine learning

Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that would be missed entirely by conventional statistical tests, finds a new UCL study published today in Brain.

Published: Nov 15, 2017 10:15:08 AM