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Dementia Research Institute

How we are promoting excellence to help create a world where research conquers dementia.

Our strength in understanding dementias comes from our collaborative culture which combines academic expertise, new techniques and fantastic facilities.

A joint £290 million investment into dementia research led by the Medical Research Council with the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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A new case of dementia is diagnosed somewhere in the world every 4 seconds, and by 2030 it is estimated that there will be approximately 75 million people with dementia.

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Genetic study points to cells responsible for Parkinson’s disease

21 August 2020

Results could be key to developing new treatments, researchers say

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Scientists design new model to further understand causes of Alzheimer’s disease

9 March 2020

‘Exciting’ new model will help pinpoint new treatment targets for most common form of dementia

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Cardiff researcher wins global professorship

31 October 2019

A Cardiff University scientist has become the first in Wales to be awarded a prestigious Academy of Medical Science professorship.