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New research suggests a causal link between blood group and severe COVID-19

A new study has analysed over 3000 proteins to identify which are causally linked to the development of severe COVID-19. This is the first study to assess such a large number of proteins for their connection to COVID-19. The findings provide insight into potential new targets for approaches to treat and prevent severe COVID-19.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 3 Mar 2022

Young women with epilepsy at greater risk of stress induced seizures and drug resistance

New research part-funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre has established sex-specific factors that are linked to prognosis and drug resistance in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME).

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 23 Feb 2022

Next generation of rapid-acting antidepressants: Can ketamine help prevent suicide?

Naghmeh Nikkheslat is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) who is working on a project funded by the NIHR Maudsley BRC to investigate the use of ketamine as a medication for depression. In this blog, she talks about her research into depression and the immune system and what we currently know about ketamine as an anti-inflammatory antidepressant in psychiatric emergencies.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 10 Jan 2022

New study demonstrates link between brain chemical and visual processing in autism

Researchers from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust have shown that there are variations in how a brain chemical called GABA regulates the processing of visual stimuli. The study showed that when autistic people are given a drug that activates GABA targets, their visual processing becomes more like that of non-autistic people.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 6 Jan 2022

No convincing scientific evidence that hangover cures work, according to new research

A new systematic review has found only very low-quality evidence that substances claiming to treat or prevent alcohol-induced hangover work.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 1 Jan 2022