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Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol PhD Opportunity

24 June 2020

Cardiff University’s Medicines Discovery Institute is offering a unique opportunity to research Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis through the medium of Welsh.

A year at the Medicines Discovery Institute

20 March 2020

A year since the Medicines Discovery Institute was launched, it’s team of researchers has secured millions in investment for new therapies in mental health and neuroscience.

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Seedcorn funding for pancreatic cancer research

16 March 2020

There are over 10,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed in the UK each year. New funding will enable the Medicines Discovery Institute to investigate potential new therapies for this deadly disease.

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The Academy of Medical Sciences fund research into novel therapies

11 February 2020

The Academy of Medical Sciences is funding cutting-edge medicines discovery research for lysosomal storage disorders.

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New insights for discovery of next generation antibiotics

5 September 2019

A new publication gives insight into interactions between antibiotics and Staphylococcus aureus DNA gyrase, helping to build a more detailed picture of how we can fight microbial resistance in the future.

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ISSF award funds search for new Schizophrenia medication

2 September 2019

More than 23 million people are affected by schizophrenia, with people living with the condition being three times more likely to die early. New funding from the Wellcome Trust is supporting cutting-edge research that will improve therapies.

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Wellcome Trust award funds NEAT1-related disease research

15 August 2019

The Institutional Strategic Support Fund by the Wellcome Trust has award over £48,000 to Cardiff University’s Medicines Discovery Institute to investigate a new target for a range of diseases.

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New therapies for anxiety disorders

5 August 2019

Almost 75% of General Anxiety Disorder patients report dissatisfaction with their treatments due to significant side effects, but the launch of a new project at the Medicines Discovery Institute aims to address this global health issue.

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Wolfson Foundation funds new Target Validation Suite

9 July 2019

A quarter of the population will experience mental health issues during their lifetime, and a cutting-edge laboratory will bring new and improved mental health medications closer to a reality.

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Next generation drugs for anxiety disorders

20 May 2019

Scientists at Cardiff University will be one step closer to improving anxiety medications, thanks to a major investment from the Medical Research Council.