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Biodiversity is key to the mental health benefits of nature, new study finds

New research from King’s College London has found that spaces with a diverse range of natural features are associated with stronger improvements in our mental wellbeing compared to spaces with less natural diversity.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 16 Apr 2024

Chemical regulates light processing differently in the autistic and non-autistic eye, new study finds

King’s College London researchers have shown that the brain chemical GABA regulates activity in the retina of the eye in autistic and non-autistic individuals differently. Autistic people have larger responses to single light flashes in the retina of the eye and this new study shows that increasing GABA activity can reduce this response.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 3 Apr 2024

King's launches new state-of-the-art genomics facility

King's Genomics is formed through a merger of two renowned research centres, designed to be a state-of-the-art laboratory facility at the forefront of genomics research.


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Mar 2024

Researchers investigate ability of their new AI tool to predict medical events

A new study led by King’s College London has demonstrated the potential of an AI tool they developed to predict the health trajectory of patients by forecasting future disorders, symptoms, medications and procedures.


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 Mar 2024

Ethnicity mismatches in administrative data linkages

In this blog Alice Wickersham, Research Associate at King's IoPPN, reflects on the journey of exploring the data from the Department of Education and data from Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) system, how she discovered a mismatch in their ethnicity variables and what this means for research in this area. With other authors from IoPPN and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust she has published a paper on this subject in BMJ Open. 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 6 Mar 2024