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New Alzheimer’s genes discovered in world’s largest study

21 November 2022

Two new genes that significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease found by international collaboration.

Landmark study reveals 42 new genes associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

4 April 2022

Largest study of its kind could reveal new avenues for therapeutic intervention

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Successful public lecture on latest Parkinson’s Disease research

10 March 2022

A senior researcher from the Dementia Research Institute (DRI) has presented a public lecture as part of Cardiff University’s Science in Health Live series, focused on Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

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Director of Cardiff Dementia Research Institute participates as key speaker in special UK DRI webinar

6 October 2021

Professor Julie Williams joined UK DRI, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK to discuss research in building an early warning system for dementia.

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DRI academic features in ‘Being Black in Physiology’ video campaign

4 October 2021

A physiologist from the Dementia Researcher Institute (DRI) has been featured in The Physiological Society’s latest campaign raising awareness of how few Black academics hold senior positions in higher education institutions in the UK.

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New Deputy Director appointed for the UK DRI in Cardiff

30 September 2021

Professor Phil Taylor has taken up the role at the centre where researchers are exploring the function of genes involved in Alzheimer’s, ​Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease.

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Future Leaders Fellows

6 November 2020

Cardiff University academics awarded prestigious fellowship from UKRI

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Cardiff dementia researchers supported by South Wales Freemasons

21 September 2020

The grant is funding an Alzheimer’s Research UK PhD student, Aurora Veteleanu, at the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at Cardiff University.

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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