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Regulation of health apps urgently needed to protect consumers

Commercial app stores urgently need to address the lack of information available to consumers about the benefits and quality of health apps, according to a new study funded by the NIHR Maudsley BRC.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 3 May 2019

Largest study of its kind identifies 20 new genes linked to bipolar disorder

The largest genetic study of bipolar disorder ever, supported by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, has identified 30 genetic variants that act to increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder, 20 of which are newly discovered.

The large-scale genome-wide association study was undertaken by a group of 207 institutions from 22 countries. The study was published in Nature Genetics.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 2 May 2019

2019 NIHR Senior Investigators announced

Two investigators supported by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) have been appointed to the NIHR College of Senior Investigators for 2019. The appointees were named in the 12th round of the NIHR Senior Investigator competition.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 15 Mar 2019

Cannabis-based medicine to be tested in Alzheimer's trial

Researchers from the NIHR Maudsley BRC are to lead a pioneering new study into a cannabis-based treatment for people living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK has awarded over £250,000 for the landmark phase II clinical trial of Sativex®, a cannabis-based medicine licenced in the UK. The drug has already been found to be safe in people and has been approved for use in the treatment of muscle stiffness and tightness experienced by people with multiple sclerosis. However, Sativex® is not currently licensed in the UK for any other indication, including treatment of the symptoms of dementia.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 21 Feb 2019

CRIS blog: Using data on hospital episodes to look at the physical health of people with personality disorders

Dr Marcella Fok and Dr Chin-Kuo Chang used CRIS to look at the physical health of people diagnosed with a personality disorder.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 13 Feb 2019