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Urgent need for guidelines to communicate with children about life threatening conditions

Urgent need for guidelines to communicate with children about life threatening conditions

Research Highlights

The global prevalence of life threatening conditions in children and parents makes it an urgent priority to develop child-focused communication guidelines for healthcare professionals to support families in their time of need.

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

World2019s 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.

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.

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.

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

Is morphine an effective and safe analgesic for premature babies

Is morphine an effective and safe analgesic for premature babies?

Research Highlights

The Lancet has published the results of the Procedural Pain in Premature Infants (Poppi) study, ran by the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group and co-ordinated by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (Clinical Trials Unit).

My mind our humanity

My Mind Our Humanity

Research Highlights

The University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry is working with partners to develop and lead The Young People’s Campaign for the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development

Group therapy most effective treatment for anxiety in young people

Group therapy most effective treatment for anxiety in young people

Research Highlights

Group-based talking therapies shown to be most effective treatment for young people with anxiety disorders.

Death rates from stroke declining across europe

Death rates from stroke declining across Europe

Research Highlights

New research, published in the European Heart Journal has shown deaths from conditions that affect the blood supply to the brain, such as stroke, are declining overall in Europe but that in some countries the decline is levelling off or death rates are even increasing.

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