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Huntington's Disease Therapeutics Conference 2017

21 July 2017

Professor Lesley Jones spoke about genetic research in Huntington's disease (HD) at the Huntington's Disease Therapeutics Conference 2017 in Malta.

summer school 2017

MRC Summer School hailed an "eye-opening opportunity" and "inspiring" success

14 July 2017

Delegates travelled far and wide to join us for the 8th Annual Summer School in Brain Disorder Research

Photograph of Dr James Walters, Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn

MRC Festival: Voices of hope and progress

6 July 2017

Mental health campaigners Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn deliver a powerful talk around schizophrenia, stigma and suicide

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How do genetic risk factors impact physical health in schizophrenia?

4 July 2017

Dr Walters has been awarded a grant by MQ: Transforming Mental Health to study the link between copy number variants and physical ill-health in schizophrenia


Genomic copy number variants contribute to cognitive impairment

28 June 2017

Researchers at the Centre find that CNVs contribute to cognitive impairment in the UK.

Neurons under a microscope

Genetic modifier for Huntington’s disease progression identified

19 June 2017

Researchers identify a gene that could be a target for treating Huntington’s disease.


22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: a summary of our findings

12 June 2017

The ECHO study have published their findings after working with over 200 families and individuals affected by 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

Portrait of Jonny Benjamin

Psychosis: A journey of hope and discovery

6 June 2017

Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn to give public talk at University

Eloise 22q

Who knew about 22q?

30 May 2017

The Echo study features in a short documentary made to raise awareness of 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.

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Pint of Science comes to Cardiff

19 May 2017

Cardiff's first Pint of Science Beautiful Mind events are a sold-out success.