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Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute

Taking new discoveries and translating them into greater understanding and diagnosis of mental illness.

Takeda launch
Cardiff University celebrated a new partnership with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited for a drug discovery collaboration to identify new approaches for treating schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders, at the launch event this May. Full story in our news section.

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Transatlantic Exchange for Neuroscience Discovery (TEND)

11 January 2021

Drs Trevor Humby and William Davies were awarded the Sêr Cymru Strategic Partnership Accelerator Award alongside Western University

Parkinsons research event

Stratifying deeply phenotyped Parkinson’s patients with blood-based immune signatures

1 January 2021

Funding from the Health and Care Research Wales Health PhD Studentship awards to investigate the role of inflammation in Parkinson’s disease

brain story Kathryn

BRAIN Unit launches new website

24 November 2020

The new site offers details about ongoing research projects, specific research highlights, upcoming events, relevant news and helpful resources.

The Medical Research Council (MRC) GW4 BioMed DTP brings together the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff (lead) and Exeter to develop the next generation of medical researchers.

Our research aims to tackle the psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders that are major causes of death and disability.