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New Analysis Challenges Guidelines on Treating Anorexia Nervosa

Research Highlights

A new analysis, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, has shown a lack of strong evidence to support current guidance on psychological therapies for treating anorexia nervosa over expert treatment as usual.

Capturing immune cells that colonise the brain to prevent disease progression in multiple sclerosis

Research Highlights

Researchers have revealed a disease-causing population of immune cells, which travel to the brain in patients with multiple sclerosis. They demonstrate how to trap these cells in the blood, which means they can be targeted to prevent disease progression.

How the brain reorganises old memories when new ones are made

Research Highlights

Researchers have discovered that the arrangement of existing memories in the brain is altered when we embed new memories

100 Women of Oxford Medical Sciences

Awards and Honours Events

MSD launches project to celebrate 100 years since women were admitted as full members of the University.

New WA Handley Chair of Psychiatry Appointed

Strategic Developments

Professor John Geddes has been appointed to the WA Handley Professorship of Psychiatry and will take up this post in November 2021.

Improving Experiences of People with Serious Mental Health Problems

Research Highlights

A project led by Professor Kam Bhui and Dr Roisin Mooney, University of Oxford, will focus on reducing the number of people admitted or readmitted to compulsory care under the Mental Health Act. This is one of four new research projects funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) with the aim to improve patient experiences and outcomes under the Mental Health Act.

Potential New Target to Prevent or Delay Dementia

Research Highlights

New study shows targeting arterial stiffening earlier in a person’s lifespan could provide cognitive benefits in older age and may help to delay the onset of dementia.

Investigating New Treatment for Schizophrenia

Research Highlights Strategic Developments

A partnership between University of Oxford, the Earlham Institute, and the global pharmaceutical companies Biogen Inc and Boehringer Ingelheim has been announced to investigate a new drug target for the treatment of schizophrenia.

Retirement of Professor Peter Brown

Strategic Developments

This month sees the retirement of Professor Peter Brown as Director of the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford.

How a similar brain causes sexually dimorphic behaviours

Research Highlights

A new paper from the Goodwin group based in DPAG's Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour has shown how males and females are programmed differently in terms of sex.

The ALBA Declaration

Strategic Developments

Improving Equality, Diversity and Inclusiveness.

The Sherrington Blue Plaque

Awards and Honours

Honouring the heritage of Charles Sherrington

Two neurologists awarded MRC Senior Clinical Fellowships

Awards and Honours

Two NDCN Associate Professors, Sarosh Irani and George Tofaris, have been awarded MRC Senior Clinical Fellowships.

Collaborating with Youth is Key to Studying Mental Health Management

Research Highlights

The Global Mental Health Databank, a feasibility study, hopes to enable youth from the United Kingdom, South Africa, and India to work directly with mental health researchers to better understand how young people can manage their own mental health.

SSRI Treatment in Young People with Depression and Anxiety

Research Highlights

Results from an insight review commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, highlights what is currently known about the benefits and risks of using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for the treatment of depression and anxiety in young people.

Kate Nation awarded a prestigious ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize

Awards and Honours

World-leading researchers in the science of reading, Kate Nation and collaborators, Kathy Rastle and Anne Castles, have been awarded this year's prestigious ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.

The brain understands relationships in the same way as it understands how to move in space

Research Highlights

Researchers led by a team at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging at the University of Oxford have developed a new framework that binds together the way the brain forms maps of space to the way the brain understands relationships of any kind – general mental maps.

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