NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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Largest ever study of eating disorders launches in England

A National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded study launched today (Wednesday 26 February) is aiming to recruit at least 10,000 people in England who have experienced an eating disorder at some point in their life to a pioneering new study that aims to unlock the secrets of eating disorders.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 26 Feb 2020

Genetic study reveals metabolic origins of anorexia

A global study, led by researchers at King’s College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 15 Jul 2019

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

Largest ever study of depression and anxiety now recruiting individuals from Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

Researchers at King’s College London launched the largest ever single study of depression and anxiety in September 2018, recruiting in England, and are now opening the study in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. By recruiting at least 40,000 people who have experienced either depression or anxiety at some point in their life, the Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) study will make important strides towards better understanding of these disorders and improving the lives of future patients.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Feb 2019