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School children taking part in DNA extraction activity

MRC festival of medical research

24 June 2019

We celebrated this year's MRC Festival of Medical Research by inviting school children to learn more about genetics, mental health and our research.

Genetic fingerprint

Global study identifies genetic risk factors linked to bipolar disorder

9 May 2019

A global team of researchers have identified 30 areas of the human genome where variations in genetic code can increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder.

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Genetic conditions lead to range of overlapping needs in children

3 May 2019

New study reveals extent of developmental difficulties caused by deletions and duplications of DNA

Kim Kendall

Rare genetic changes associated with increased risk of depression

24 April 2019

A study at Cardiff University has found a link between rare changes in our genetic code and the increased likelihood of developing depression.

DNA image

New insights into underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease

28 February 2019

Cardiff University’s largest-ever Alzheimer’s gene study achieves landmark breakthroughs

Pharmacist with boxes of pills

Improved outlook for people of African descent with treatment-resistant schizophrenia

26 February 2019

More people of African descent with treatment-resistant schizophrenia could be safely given drug best proven to manage symptoms

MRI scan of the brain of someone with MS

Long-term benefits from intensive therapy in early stages of MS

20 February 2019

Early intensive therapy for multiple sclerosis leads to better long-term outcomes, despite being perceived as high risk

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Cardiff University becomes latest partner in global neuroscience research initiative

11 February 2019

Cardiff University has become the latest global partner in Western University’s BrainsCAN

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Multiple sclerosis treatments delay progression of the disease

30 January 2019

An international study finds multiple sclerosis treatments have long-term benefits, and that early treatment is important.

Genes

Discovery of the first common genetic risk factors for ADHD

27 November 2018

Important step in understanding biological underpinnings of ADHD