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NMDAR-Antibody Encephalitis: A new clinical way to identify patients

NMDAR-Antibody Encephalitis: A new clinical way to identify patients

Research Highlights

Paper published in Lancet Psychiatry may help with the accurate detection of this form of autoimmune encephalitis

World’s first gene therapy operation for common cause of sight loss carried out

World’s first gene therapy operation for common cause of sight loss carried out

Research Highlights

Researchers in Oxford have carried out the world’s first gene therapy operation to tackle the root cause of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the UK’s most common cause of sight loss.

New research to investigate role of blood-brain barrier in neurological conditions

New research to investigate role of blood-brain barrier in neurological conditions

Research Highlights

A new consortium of 27 partners coordinated by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences will tackle the challenge of discovery and characterisation of blood-brain barrier targets and transport mechanisms for brain delivery of therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases.

MRI scans reveal how brain protects memories

MRI scans reveal how brain protects memories

Research Highlights

Two distinct parts of the human brain - the neocortex and the hippocampus (a part of the brain involved in higher-order brain functions) - have been shown to help protect our memories from interfering with one another.

New PODCAST series: focused on the mental health needs of refugee children

New PODCAST series: focused on the mental health needs of refugee children

Research Highlights

This series of programmes covers assessment and then explores the ranges of interventions that can really help refugee children. From individual, such as narrative exposure therapy, to family and school-based interventions that can positively impact on a child’s mental health outcomes.

Award for Gastrophysics

Award for Gastrophysics

First evidence of early effects of antidepressant drug treatment on brain responses to anger in depressed adolescents

First evidence of early effects of antidepressant drug treatment on brain responses to anger in depressed adolescents

Research Highlights

Depression is very common in adolescence and is associated with a high risk of recurrence and suicide. Adolescents with depression experience the same symptoms as adults, such as sadness and fatigue, but some key differences exist. Depressed youth often feel irritable rather than or in addition to feeling low.

Cannabis use in teens raises risk of depression in young adults

Cannabis use in teens raises risk of depression in young adults

Research Highlights

Researchers from McGill University and the University of Oxford carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of the best existing evidence and analysed 23,317 individuals (from 11 international studies) to see whether use of cannabis in young people is associated with depression, anxiety and suicidality in early adulthood.

New 'MRC talks' podcast - Career Inspirations

New 'MRC talks' podcast - Career Inspirations

Public Engagement Strategic Developments

The new MRC talks podcast tells Professor Daniel Freeman’s career story – helping to improve lives through medical research.

6th Course on Network Meta-Analysis: 24-26 June 2019

6th Course on Network Meta-Analysis: 24-26 June 2019

Events Strategic Developments

Led by Professor Andrea Cipriani the 3-day interactive course will give participants knowledge and practical skills on how to understand, critically appraise and publish a network meta-analysis.

25th British Isles Research Workshop

25th British Isles Research Workshop

Events Research Highlights

Professor Keith Hawton hosted the 25th British Isles Research Workshop on Suicide and Self-harm in November 2018. An annually held event which brings together researchers from the UK, Ireland and other countries.

Tim Behrens honoured in Blavatnik Awards

Tim Behrens honoured in Blavatnik Awards

Awards and Honours

Tim Behrens is among the laureates and finalists of the 2019 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom, announced today by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Imaging Deep in The Brain

Imaging Deep in The Brain

Research Highlights

New in vivo imaging developments from Nigel Emptage's team in the Department of Pharmacology

Irene Tracey receives BNA Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience Award

Irene Tracey receives BNA Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience Award

The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) has awarded Irene Tracey, head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to British Neuroscience Award.

BBC Radio 4 Series: A History of Delusions

BBC Radio 4 Series: A History of Delusions

Public Engagement

Professor Daniel Freeman, Department of Psychiatry, presented a new ten-part BBC Radio 4 series called 'A History of Delusions'.

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