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International BRAIN Unit neurosciences doctor wins national neuro-competition

A neurosciences doctor based at the Brain Repair and Intracranial Neurotherapeutics (BRAIN) Unit has won the National Anatomical Society’s Postgraduate Neuroanatomy Competition 2017. Ronak Ved, a Neurosciences Doctor at Cardiff and Vale Neurosciences Directorate in the University Hospital of Wales, was awarded first prize after competing in…

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The most detailed scan of the wiring of the human brain

An incredible new film shows the human brain in unrivalled detail, thanks to a partnership between Cardiff University and Siemens Healthineers. BBC Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh's brain was scanned at Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) using Europe’s most powerful MRI scanner – the…

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CUBRIC shortlisted for National Eisteddfod Gold Medal

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) is one of just four projects shortlisted for this year’s National Eisteddfod Gold Medal for Architecture. The Gold Medal for Architecture recognises the importance of architecture in the nation's culture and celebrates the highest standards of architectural design…

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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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