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Six Scientists Receive Awards for Contributions to Alzheimer's Disease Research

...ifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Martin Rossor, M.D., head of the Division of Neurology and Director of the Dementia Research Centre at the ucl Institute of Neurology and the NationalHospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. Dr Rossor's research includes studying familial...

6 scientists receive awards for contributions to Alzheimer's disease research

...d Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Martin Rossor, M.D., head of the Division of Neurology and Director of the Dementia Research Centre at the ucl Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. Dr Rossor's research includes studying familia...

Health and well-being in old age: It's still money that counts

...ages. The research, conducted by Professor James Nazroo in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manchester, together with colleagues at ucl and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, reveals that: Those from lower socio-economic groups, on average, die earlier than their wealthier counte...

Hollow mask illusion fails to fool schizophrenia patients

... The new study, by scientists at the Hannover Medical School in Germany and ucl Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in the UK, suggests that patients with ...ponents in the brains of people with schizophrenia." Dr Jonathan Roiser, ucl Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, says: "Our findings also shed light on...

Elbow Ligament Reconstruction Appears Not to Effect Future Professional Advancement in Baseball

... Athletes who have ucl reconstruction prior to being drafted perform at s...ical difference between athletes who had undergone ucl reconstruction prior to the draft and a matched co...ayers (all but 3 were pitchers) who had undergone ucl reconstruction (RUCL) prior to entering the draft...

Elbow ligament reconstruction appears not to effect future professional advancement in baseball

...ical difference between athletes who had undergone ucl reconstruction prior to the draft and a matched co...layers (all but 3 were pitchers) who had undergone ucl reconstruction (RUCL) prior to entering the draft....up and the control group. "Our data shows that ucl reconstruction prior to selection in the MLB draft...

People are more suggestible under laughing gas

...uggestion or hypnosis, according to a new study by ucl (University College London). The study's findings ...ould be further enhanced with laughing gas. The ucl study set out to establish whether laughing gas do...t want to do." Emeritus Professor David Oakley, ucl Psychology, says: "It is estimated that between 2...

Premature babies have altered sensory responses in later life

... later in life, according to research conducted at ucl (University College London). The study, published ...ay children coped with pain. Dr Suellen Walker, ucl Institute of Child Health, says: "Our study shows ...ers for preterm babies." Professor Neil Marlow, ucl Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women's H...

Lactic acid found to fuel tumors

...xic cells, "it is glucose or death," said Pierre Sonveaux, professor in the ucl Unit of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and lead author of the study, published...s unique for mediating lactate uptake," said Professor Olivier Feron of the ucl Unit of Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Blocking MCT1 did not kill the oxyg...

UCL academics awarded prestigious prizes for work on the heart

... Two ucl academics have received prominent international aw...e heart. Professor John Martin, Director of the ucl Centre for Cardiovascular Biology & Medicine and B...is Sir James Black, Nobel Laureate. Dr Paul Riley, ucl Institute of Child Health, has been awarded the Ou...

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UCL in Biological News

Spread your sperm the smart way

... on the evolution of ejaculation strategies. The findings by researchers at ucl (University College London) and the University of Oxford suggest that, para...lates of lower fertilising quality than subordinate males. Sam Tazzyman, ucl CoMPLEX (Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experi...

A London effort to develop point-of-care nanosensors for HIV diagnosis and monitoring

...earchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, a joint venture between ucl (University College London) and Imperial College London, and their research...ndicate a rise in the level of the virus and the body's response to it. ucl lead investigator Dr Rachel McKendry, Reader in Biomedical Nanoscience at t...

Ocera Therapeutics licenses novel treatment for acute hepatic encephalopathy from UCLB

...sor Rajiv Jalan and the Liver Failure Group at the Institute of Hepatology, ucl (University College London). The research includes a study which demonstrat...giz Tarhan, Managing Director of UCLB said, "This is a significant deal for ucl Business. I am delighted that Ocera is licensing the technology from us. I...

Why you can't hurry love

...elp explain why courtship is often protracted. The study, by researchers at ucl (University College London), University of Warwick and LSE (London School o...ncreasingly probable that he is a "good" male. Professor Robert Seymour, ucl Mathematics, says: "Courtship in a number of animal species occurs over an...

Game of two halves leads to brain asymmetry

...causes this asymmetry. By studying brain development in zebrafish, PhD student Jenny Regan and her colleagues in Professor Stephen Wilson's team at ucl (University College London) have shown that a protein known as Fgf8 acts as a magnet to attract nerve cells to one side of the brain. . "Fgf8 is fo...

Are you phonagnosic?

...o recognise voices has been reported in a paper by ucl (University College London) researchers, in a study of a rare condition known as phonagnosia. The ucl team are calling for other people to come forward ...In the study, Dr Duchaine and Lucia Garrido of the ucl Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience presented KH w...

Nanotechnology boosts war on superbugs

... This week Nature Nanotechnology journal (October 12th) reveals how scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at ucl are using a novel nanomechanical approach to investigate the workings of vancomycin, one of the few antibiotics that can be used to combat increasingl...

Universities develop a more sustainable future

...mics, public health and town planning will meet at ucl (University College London) on Friday September 19...xt, Dr Jane Holder, Reader of Environmental Law at ucl and one of the event organisers, said: "The United...ent Commission. Partnership between students from ucl and other universities with Friends of the Earth a...

The 'satellite navigation' in our brains

...ning and memory and famously shown to be different in London taxi drivers in a Wellcome Trust-funded study carried out by Professor Eleanor Maguire at ucl (University College London). The study showed that a region of the hippocampus was enlarged in London taxi drivers compared to the general populati...

Britain's last Neanderthals were more sophisticated than we thought

...d and potentially older than tools in Britain belonging to our own species, Homo sapiens," says Dr Matthew Pope of Archaeology South East based at the ucl Institute of Archaeology. "It's exciting to think that there's a real possibility these were left by some of the last Neanderthal hunting groups to oc...

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UCL in Biological Technology

New funding to charge energy research at UCL and the London Centre for Nanotechnology

Professors Neal Skipper and Franco Cacialli, of the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) and the Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London (UCL), have been awarded a 200,000 laboratory refurbishment grant to help them develop alternative fuel supplies for transport and electri...

It's raining pentagons

... Nature Materials (09 March 2009) reveals how an international team of scientists led by researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at ucl have discovered a novel one dimensional ice chain structure built from pentagons that may prove to be a step toward the development of new materials w...

Putting a new spin on current research

...as always been that these currents damage the quantum features under study, degrading their usefulness." Marshall Stoneham, Professor of Physics at ucl (University College London), commented: "Getting the answer from a quantum computation isn't easy. This new work takes us closer to solving the proble...

Creating unconventional metals

...matical physics could actually be found in an alloy which was simply formed by melting together a few common elements." Professor Gabriel Aeppli of ucl (University College London), another member of the research team and Director of the London Centre for Nanotechnology, added: "It might be possible to...

Ondine Biopharma Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...hnology was developed by Professor Michael Wilson and colleagues at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, and licensed to Ondine by ucl Business plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of University College London. Periowave(TM) is currently approved in Canada and the European Union for several...

Novel gate dielectric materials: perfection is not enough

...with the perfect surrounding lattice. Professor Alexander Shluger of the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the Department of Physics & Astronomy at ucl says: This creates an energy well which traps the charge, just like a deformation of a thin rubber film traps a billiard ball. The resulting predi...

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