Latest King's College Stories

2009-06-02 10:44:50

New research findings published today by Dr Metin BaÅŸoÄŸlu, Head of Section of Trauma Studies at King's College London and the Istanbul Centre for Behaviour Research and Therapy, examines the psychological impact of war captivity, 'cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment' (CIDT) and physical torture. Findings revealed that being held captive in a hostile and life-threatening environment, deprivation of basic needs, sexual torture,...

2009-04-11 07:55:00

Businesses and health authorities are increasingly rewarding people who lose weight, quit smoking or take medicine with money, despite doubts that such incentives work longer than a few months, according to a new report published online by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Friday. The trend raises an ethical dilemma for some, as physicians are put in a position of offering gifts in exchange for healthier lifestyles. Theresa Marteau, a health psychologist at King's College London, and her...

2009-03-24 06:00:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology tools company, announced today that the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London (BRC-MH), has joined the MetaMiner CNS Partnership Program. Professor Simon Lovestone, Centre Director, and Dr. Gerome Breen are leading the BRC-MH team for this project. The goal of the program is to develop a proprietary Central Nervous...

2008-11-18 10:39:41

Marginal plants, particularly trees, play a crucial role in sustaining the biodiversity of Europe's big river systems, according to a recently held workshop organized by the European Science Foundation (ESF). This finding provides important clues for protecting Europe's rivers against a combined onslaught from human development and climate change, which are tampering with existing ecosystems and changing both the physical and biological forces acting upon them. Both aquatic plants (living in...

2008-11-11 09:52:37

New study in Psychiatry Research journal correlates medical care, parental attention Babies who receive incubator care after birth are two to three times less likely to suffer depression as adults according to a new study published in the journal Pyschiatry Research. The surprising discovery was made by scientists from the Universit© de Montr©al and Sainte Justine Hospital Research Center in collaboration with researchers from McGill University, the Douglas Hospital Research Centre...

2008-10-01 14:45:49

Research shows children as young as two experience post-traumatic stress. The study examined 114 younger children who had been exposed to road traffic accidents in the UK found one in 10 suffered continued anxiety after the event. Experts at the King's College London said that although this is similar to the rate seen in adults, most go unrecognized and untreated. The study was published in the latest edition of the American Journal of Psychiatry. They say a primary reason for the lack of...

2008-09-10 06:00:08

TheraGenetics Limited, a personalized medicine diagnostics company that is developing and commercializing a portfolio of pharmacogenetic diagnostic tests to guide and improve the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, announced today an agreement with King's College London for its participation in the AddNeuroMed Consortium to identify biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease that can be used to determine patient response to medications. TheraGenetics will undertake a pharmacogenetic...

2008-07-14 13:34:50

Scientists have shown that nicotine, which has well-known toxic effects and carries a risk of addiction, can actually benefit memory and attention. Their findings may help add six extra months of independent living to dementia patients, according to researchers at King's College London. Nicotine's memory boosting effects were seen through experiments on laboratory rats. Nicotine boosted the animals' ability to carry out a task accurately - particularly when they were also distracted,...

2008-04-02 10:00:00

Your friend can eat whatever she wants and still fit into her prom dress, but you gain five pounds if you just look at that chocolate cake. Before you sign up for Weight Watchers and that gym membership, though, you may want to look at some recent research from Tel Aviv University and save yourself a few hundred dollars.A woman's waistline may have less to do with rigorous exercise and abstaining from sweets than it does with the genes of her parents, according to a new study by Prof. Gregory...

2005-05-06 07:40:00

First study of its kind finds extra pounds are harder on men HealthDay News -- Smokers who quit should make an extra effort to avoid gaining weight because those extra pounds can hurt lung function, new European research indicates. In what appears to be the first major study to assess the impact of additional weight on ex-smokers' lungs, researchers from 13 countries, using data from more than 6,600 people in 27 countries found a strong link between the two elements, particularly in men. For...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.