NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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Transforming anorexia nervosa treatment for adults

MANTRA (Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment for Adults) is a manual-based outpatient treatment for adults developed by investigators at the NIHR Maudsley BRC. MANTRA consists of seven core modules conducted over 20-40 sessions. 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 4 Jun 2019

BRC-funded PhD students organise their annual away day

On Thursday 18 April, PhD students from the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre paused their work for the day and trekked north of the river to Bush House for a student-led Away Day. This was organised by the four Maudsley BRC student reps with sessions suggested by the whole cohort.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 May 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

Autistic people urge scientists to work alongside them

An initiative to bring autistic people together with scientists to share ideas and influence the research agenda has culminated in an exhibition of thought-provoking portraits at Science Gallery London.  

Changing the Face of Autism Research Together is led by Dr Kinga Bercsenyi, Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College London. Its aim is to establish a dialogue between the autistic community and researchers, so that future studies are influenced by the views, priorities and input of autistic people.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 2 Apr 2019