Tag: GB

Participants needed for epilepsy trial

Cardiff University’s Fluoxetine, Learning and Memory in Epilepsy (FLAME) team invites people with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) to take part in a research study. The trial explores a potential treatment to improve learning and memory difficulties in people affected by TLE, a common problem…

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Rising stars of microstructural MRI

Three talented rising stars of microstructural MRI have each secured highly prestigious fellowships to study at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC). Maxime Chamberland (Sherbrooke University, Quebec), Erika Raven (Georgetown University, Washington DC), and Chantal Tax (Utrecht Medical Centre, Utrecht) will start their…

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‘Hereditary HD gene cast a shadow over our lives’

Retired Civil Servant Pam Thomas, 74 and from Cardiff, was married with two children before she became aware that the hereditary and currently incurable neurodegenerative condition, Huntington’s disease, ran in her family. After watching her aunt and mother develop symptoms of the disorder, Pam has…

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Neuroimaging Huntington’s disease

Dr Hannah Furby's work focuses on Huntington's disease, a highly heritable neurodegenerative disease, for which there is currently no cure. It is characterised by cognitive decline, loss of motor control and psychiatric symptoms, and it affects around 7,000 people in Wales and England. "My research…

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Neuroscientist breaks down Huntington’s disease stigma

A pioneering researcher at Cardiff University hopes to break down the stigma surrounding Huntington’s disease during this year’s HD awareness week campaign. [caption id="attachment_746" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Dr Emma Yhnell, HD Research Fellow at NMHRI[/caption] Dr Emma Yhnell, a Research Fellow at the University’s Neurosciences and…

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Cell transplantation in Huntington’s disease

Cardiff University is pleased to announce plans to conduct a stem cell transplantation procedure that could benefit people affected by Huntington’s disease (HD) in Wales. The Brain Repair and Intracranial Neurotherapeutics (BRAIN) Unit kicked off Huntington’s Disease Awareness Week (15-21 May) by unveiling its intention…

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Huntington’s Disease Awareness Week 2017

Today marks the start of Huntington's Disease Awareness Week, a campaign to increase the profile of a much misunderstood condition. Throughout the week we are planning to publish a series of case studies highlighting the variety of Huntington's disease research taking place at the University,…

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CUBRIC wins major award

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) has won a major science buildings award beating off competition from shortlisted facilities in the USA, England, Scotland and Ireland. CUBRIC triumphed in the Life Science Research Building Category at the 2017 S-Lab Awards, which recognise excellence in…

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First robotic ‘neuromate’ in Wales aids epilepsy surgery

The BRAIN Unit’s Professor of Functional Neurosurgery, Prof. William Gray, successfully performs the first robot-assisted epilepsy procedure in Wales. Cardiff University is celebrating the landmark stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) procedure, which was conducted at The University Hospital of Wales and is the first of its kind to…

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