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Patterns of brain connectivity differ between pre-term and term babies

A new King’s College London scanning study of 390 babies has shown distinct patterns between term and preterm babies in the dynamic (moment-to-moment) connectivity of brain networks. Supported by Wellcome and the National institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, this is the first study to analyse how the communication between brain areas changes moment-to-moment in the first few weeks of life.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 8 Feb 2024

Volume of grey brain matter significantly lower in people with Early Onset Psychosis

Researchers have found an association between a reduction in grey matter in the brain and Early Onset Psychosis (EOP).


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 10 Jan 2024

Major advance for detecting brain conditions in babies

Research by experts at King’s and Evelina London Children’s Hospital has found major advances for detecting brain conditions in babies using portable MRI scanners. Testing newborn babies with suspected brain abnormalities could become more accessible and more affordable for health care settings around the world, thanks to the pioneering study, supported by NIHR, published today in The Lancet’s eClinicalMedicine journal.


By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 11 Oct 2023

New brain scan study discovers possible biological basis of visual snow syndrome

Researchers from King’s College London have used a novel approach to show that the patterns of activity in two brain chemical systems - glutamate and serotonin – are different in people with visual snow syndrome compared to those without the condition.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 9 Aug 2023

NIHR Maudsley BRC receives new investment from Government

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has awarded £41 million to the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London. The NIHR funding is for five years from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2027.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 14 Oct 2022