Single neurons in the brain are surprisingly good at distinguishing different sequences of incoming information according to new research by UCL neuroscientists.
The study, which used embryonic cells, points to a new way of treating cancer where therapy is targeted at the process of cancer cells grouping together. The aim is to stop cancer cells from spreading and causing secondary ...
Astrocytes - brain cells named after their characteristic star-shape and previously thought to act only as the 'glue' between neurons, have a central role in the regulation of breathing, according to scientists.
Scientists have discovered the part of the brain that tracks the position of our limbs as we move through space.
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new UCL study has revealed that a gene that normally protects against ovarian cancer is switched off in two-thirds of cases and switching it back on arrests tumour growth.
The mechanism by which 'polycomb' proteins critical for embyronic stem cell function and fate are targeted to DNA has been identified by UCL scientists.
Second hand smoke exposure is associated with psychological distress and risk of future psychiatric illness, according to new UCL research that suggests the harmful affects of passive smoking go beyond physical health.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from University College London have developed a digital tool that allows people to attach memories to objects in the form of text, audio or video.
(PhysOrg.com) -- University College London scientists have discovered that stretches of human DNA act as a traitor to the body?s defences by helping viruses infect people and trigger cancer-causing diseases.
(PhysOrg.com) -- University College London scientists and surgeons have led a revolutionary operation to transplant a new trachea into a child and use the child?s own stem cells to rebuild the airway in the body.