New genes for short-sightedness identified

An international team of scientists led by King’s College London has discovered 24 new genes that cause refractive errors and myopia (short-sightedness). Myopia is a major cause of blindness and visual impairment worldwide, and currently there is no cure. These...

Quitting smoking reduces anxiety

Smokers who successfully quit feel less anxious afterwards, according to new research from King’s College London in collaboration with the Universities of Southampton, Oxford and Cambridge. The findings, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, contradict a...

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