A new study shows that people who hold coronavirus conspiracy beliefs are less likely to comply with social distancing guidelines or take-up future vaccines.
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Clinical trials have come a long way since their initial conception many centuries ago. Patients and the general public are becoming increasingly involved in clinical trials and research in general. PPI Manager Claire Murray writes about how Patient and Public Involvement can inform clinical trials on International Clinical Trials Day 2020.
A new study will determine current risks to adolescents from isolation, online behaviours, anxiety and patterns of seeking support during COVID-19 crisis. In partnership with researchers at the University of Oxford, schools in Oxfordshire can agree to take part in the study for pupils aged 9 to 18 years (Years 5 to 13). This study…
New research funded by the NIHR Oxford Health BRC and published in Molecular Psychiatry, sheds light on the role of genetics in mental illness, suggesting that genes influence the way children’s brains are ‘wired up’. This difference in nerve connections within the brain serves as a ‘vulnerability network’ for later developing mental illness.