NIHR Maudsley BRC Blog

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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

New centre of excellence for children and young people's mental health launched

​Plans for a ground-breaking new £65m centre for children and young people’s mental health have been announced today.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 4 Feb 2020

Compensatory strategies to disguise autism spectrum disorder may delay diagnosis and have negative consequences for mental health

For the first time, compensatory strategies used by autistic adults have been investigated and collated in a qualitative study by BRC researcher, Professor Francesca Happé, and her MRC-funded PhD student, Lucy Livingston, published today in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 24 Jul 2019

BRC Preparatory Clinician Fellow blog: Dr Stephanie Lewis

Dr Stephanie Lewis is a Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. She was a BRC Preparatory Clinician Fellow in 2016-2017.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 21 Aug 2018

Complications at birth associated with lasting chemical changes in the brain

New King’s College London research, published today (28 November) in eLife, shows that adults born prematurely - who also suffered small brain injuries around the time of birth - have lower levels of dopamine in the brain.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Nov 2017