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New research suggests a causal link between blood group and severe COVID-19

A new study has analysed over 3000 proteins to identify which are causally linked to the development of severe COVID-19. This is the first study to assess such a large number of proteins for their connection to COVID-19. The findings provide insight into potential new targets for approaches to treat and prevent severe COVID-19.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 3 Mar 2022

Young women with epilepsy at greater risk of stress induced seizures and drug resistance

New research part-funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre has established sex-specific factors that are linked to prognosis and drug resistance in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME).

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 23 Feb 2022

Novavax COVID-19 jab trialled at King’s CRF approved by UK drugs agency

UK drugs regulator, the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved Novavax's Nuvaxovid vaccine, which was trialled at the King's CRF, for use in the UK.

By NIHR Wellcome King's Clinical Research Facility at 16 Feb 2022

My JournE: Smartphone-based routine mental health monitoring in schools

Around one in seven young people in the UK present with a diagnosable mental disorder; the majority are untreated, often resulting in poorer mental/physical health, and social/economic outcomes in adulthood. Early identification and treatment are therefore vital. The MyJournE app uses data from schools and mood monitoring surveys to support young people's mental health.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 11 Feb 2022

MyHealthE: Digital Innovation in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Every day, clinicians in mental health services make critical decisions about patient care (e.g. which type of medication or psychosocial treatment to offer). However, only a small number of these clinical decisions for children and people with neurodevelopmental disorders are based on high quality evidence because research studies are typically too small. We are addressing this by using the digital revolution to improve our ability to make research more efficient and thus to bring greater benefits.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 8 Feb 2022