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Over £1.4 million awarded to King's researchers to accelerate MND treatment development

Three projects led by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) have received MND Translational Accelerator awards totalling £1.47 million to fund research into Motor Neuron Disease (MND).


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 5 Jul 2024

New home-administered treatment for binge eating disorder shows promising results

Researchers from the Insitute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London have investigated the feasibility of a new home-administered treatment for binge eating disorder. The new treatment combines a gentle brain stimulation technique called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with a training programme that targets unhelpful patterns of attention around food.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 6 Jun 2024

New software to help predict individuals' genetic risk of health conditions

The new GenoPred pipeline enables researchers to easily calculate an individual’s likelihood of different health-related outcomes, such as disease and disorders or response to treatment, based on their genetics.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 3 Jun 2024

Depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder linked with ancient viral DNA in our genome – new research

Around 8% of human DNA is made up of genetic sequences acquired from ancient viruses. These sequences, known as human endogenous retroviruses (or Hervs), date back hundreds of thousands to millions of years – with some even predating the emergence of Homo sapiens.

This article is written by Rodrigo Duarte, Research Fellow, King's College LondonDouglas Nixon, Professor of Immunology in Medicine, Cornell University, and Timothy Powell, Senior lecturer, King's College London. It is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 May 2024

New Doctoral Training Centre to investigate Multiple Sclerosis (MS) symptom management

The King's Doctoral Training Centre has recruited three PhD students to investigate how to best manage Multiple Sclerosis (MS) symptoms without using drugs.


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 23 May 2024