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Cellular memory of mother's viral infection could play a role in child's later brain development

New research led by King’s College London and funded by the BRC has provided insight into why exposure to inflammation caused by a viral infection during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of altered brain development later on in childhood.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 Aug 2020

HYPE blog: No money, more problems?

New HYPE blog: No money, more problems? Written by Dr Cerisse Gunasinghe, Nicol Bergou (The HYPE Project, King’s College London) Niaomi Collett and Daryl Harper (Money Talks Education), this blog looks at the link between debt and mental health.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 13 Aug 2020

Professor Andrew Pickles elected to the British Academy

Professor Andrew Pickles, BRC Bioinformatics and Statistics Theme Lead has been elected Fellows of the British Academy in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the humanities and social sciences.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 4 Aug 2020

Lithium in drinking water linked with lower suicide rates

Naturally occurring lithium in public drinking water may have an anti-suicidal effect – according to a new study from Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London. Published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, the study collated research from around the world and found that geographical areas with relatively high levels or concentration of lithium in public drinking water had correspondingly lower suicide rates.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 27 Jul 2020

Can wearables like Fitbit devices be used to help detect COVID-19?

The COVID-Collab (https://covid-collab.org) research team at King’s College London have launched a free mobile app [Android] [iOS] which will allow scientists to investigate the use of wearable devices and smartphones for digital detection of COVID-19, to understand how it spreads and how the pandemic affects people's mental and physical health.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 Jul 2020