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Understanding brain disorders from insectsHow can we speed up the diagnosis of Alzheimer's? Develop a blood test.

‘Work done at King's, and at the Institute of Psychiatry, is helping to deepen our understanding of how the mind and brain work. We're using the knowledge we gain from research to help prevent, diagnose and treat psychiatric and neurological disorders such as depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's and Autism Spectrum Disorder.’ Professor Shitij Kapur, Dean and Head of School, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.

We need to know much more about the mind and how it functions. That’s why we’re bringing together world-leading researchers, clinicians and academics and giving them the tools  they need to understand debilitating diseases such as neurone disease Autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia and depression. 

King’s Health Partners (KHP) is an Academic Health Sciences Centre comprised of leading NHS Foundation Trusts King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and South London and Maudsley along with academic partner King’s College London. It is one of only five such centres in the UK.

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