Genome-wide association study identifies 30 genes linked to bipolar disorder

A global team of researchers have identified 30 areas of the human genome where variations in genetic code can increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder. The study, conducted by the Bipolar Disorder Workgroup of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, compared genetic variations in over 29,000 people with bipolar disorder, including more than 4,000 from the Read More …

Sharing our research findings…

Members of BDRN have been out and about sharing some of the findings from our research during February and March.  For example, in February Dr Kath Gordon-Smith and Professor Lisa Jones were invited to speak to members of the Worcester Bipolar UK Support Group, and in March Professor Lisa Jones and Professor Ian Jones were Read More …

Research Participation Opportunity

Research participants are needed for a study into how pharmacists can help people who have severe mental illness with their physical health.  Please see advert for volunteers below and click here for further information: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/_InvolvingYou-CardioPhitnessResearchStudy.aspx If you would like further information please contact Dolly Sud, Pharmacist at Aston University: sudd@aston.ac.uk

BDRN meeting with mood disorders researchers from the Spectrum Centre, Lancaster University

Members of BDRN were delighted to meet with Professor Fiona Lobban, Dr Barbara Mezes and Nadia Akers from the Spectrum Centre, Lancaster University.  We had a wonderful day showcasing current research by both research groups, and discussing areas of shared interest and possible future research collaborations. We would like to say a big thank you Read More …

BDRN present at the UK and Ireland Marcé Society National Conference 2018

In December 2018, Amy Perry and Marisa Casanova-Dias were delighted to present our research into pregnancy and bipolar disorder at the national UK and Ireland Marcé Society conference in London. The meeting was well attended by many colleagues who have a special interest in perinatal mental health and provided a wonderful opportunity to discuss our Read More …