Latest King's College Stories

2009-07-06 09:15:00

An innovative laser treatment may stop millions of elderly people from blindness, experts announced.

2009-06-15 16:40:39

Scientists from King's College London and Imperial College London believe they have discovered a key element in the development of chronic asthma.

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.

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.

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).

2008-11-11 09:52:37

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.

2008-10-01 14:45:49

Research shows children as young as two experience post-traumatic stress.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.