NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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Telling our stories of research through a new microsite

This week we are launching a new microsite - Stories of Research - to showcase the impactful work of our NIHR Maudsley BRC. Over the years, our Biomedical Research Centre has brought together scientists, clinicians, mental health professionals, industry, government, service users and carers to produce valuable research that is making difference to the lives of those affected by mental health conditions.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 7 Mar 2022

A virtual reality ‘Shopping Task’ could help test for cognitive decline in adults

New research part-funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre suggests that a virtual reality test in which participants “go to the shops” could offer a potentially promising way of effectively assessing functional cognition, the thinking and processing skills needed to accomplish complex everyday activities.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 27 Jan 2022

Genetics helps estimate the risk of disease – but how much does it really tell us?

Genetics research has made momentous strides in the 21st century. At the start of the century, we had a broad understanding that most medical problems in the developed world are partly genetically determined but lacked the technology to fully explore the secrets hiding in our genome.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 26 Jan 2022

Bringing together imaging and genetic mapping to investigate patterns of vulnerability in the brain

Dr Daniel Martins is a Clinical Research Associate, Dr Mattia Veronese is a senior molecular imaging scientist and Dr. Ottavia Dipasquale is a Research Associate, all in the Department of Neuroimaging at King’s College London. In this blog they discuss their recent study which is funded by the NIHR Maudsley BRC and has brought together scientists from across the world to define a new approach to integrate neuroimaging and a form of genetic mapping.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 21 Jan 2022

Professor Peter Goadsby awarded world’s top Brain Prize 2021

Peter Goadsby, Professor of Neurology at King's College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), and Director at the National Institute for Health Research-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility (NIHR CRF), King's College Hospital has been awarded the world’s top Brain Prize from the Lundbeck Foundation for his pioneering migraine research.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 4 Mar 2021