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Over £400 raised for neuroscience research

10 October 2018

Cardiff Half Marathon 2017 start line

Staff from the Medicines Discovery Institute have raised over £400 for research into cancer, neuroscience and mental health by taking part in one of the UK’s biggest road races.

Professor Simon Ward and Lauren Cockayne ran the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday October 7, running the 13.1 mile race around the capital city’s iconic landmark to raise donations for neuroscience and mental health research.

The Institute Director and Administration Officer joined over 20,000 runners at the starting line, aiming to raise donations for Cardiff University’s research into some of the biggest health problems facing the world’s population.

Professor Simon Ward, Director of the Medicines Discovery Institute, said: “We decided to run in the Cardiff Half Marathon as part of #TeamCardiff, because neuroscience and mental health research plays a huge part of the work we do.

“At the Medicines Discovery Institute, we aim to turn cutting-edge scientific research into new medications that can make a real difference to the lives of patients.

“A large proportion of the work we do focuses on finding novel therapies for diseases of the central nervous system, including mental health conditions, dementia and neurological conditions.

“We are incredibly proud to have fundraised £460, as this will go to fund vital research that will make a real impact on people’s lives.”

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