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Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Provision for mental capacity in Assisted Dying Bill 'not robust enough'

Provision for mental capacity in Assisted Dying Bill 'not robust enough'
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New research by King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry suggests that the Assisted Dying Bill for England and Wales is not robust enough in its definition of mental capacity, and therefore may not sufficiently protect patients.
Date:
22 April 2014

New pain relief targets discovered

New pain relief targets discovered
Description
Scientists at King's have identified new pain relief targets that could be used to provide relief from chemotherapy-induced pain. The researchers made the discovery when researching how pain occurs in nerves in the periphery of the body.
Date:
22 April 2014

First genetic link discovered to difficult-to-diagnose breast cancer sub-type

First genetic link discovered to difficult-to-diagnose breast cancer sub-type
Description
Research, published in the journal PloS Genetics and co-led by The Institute of Cancer Research, London, King's College London, and Queen Mary University of London has identified the first genetic variant specifically associated with the risk of a difficult-to-diagnose cancer sub-type accounting for around 10-15 per cent of all breast cancer cases.
Date:
22 April 2014
Friday 18th April 2014

Impact of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years

Impact of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years
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The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to new research by King's College London.
Date:
18 April 2014
Wednesday 16th April 2014

Investing in tomorrow's engineers and scientists

Investing in tomorrow's engineers and scientists
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King's has been awarded funding as part of a £500 million investment in Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), by EPSRC, to support a new centre in the area of non-equilibrium systems: CANES.
Date:
16 April 2014
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