Other Cardiff events

When the brain comes undone

This event takes place on the first floor and unfortunately has no step-free access
Past event - 2018
14 May 7.30pm - 9.30pm (doors open @ 7.00pm)
Tiny Rebel, 25 Westgate Street,
Cardiff CF101DD
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Yes, we can send cars in the space. Yes, we can take pictures of a single atom. Yes, we can develop more and more sophisticated AIs. But when it comes to our brain, we are still in the Stone Age. What happens inside a diseased brain? Is there a way to use technology to repair it – or even better, "reprogramming" it to heal itself? Join Emma and Emma to find out! This night is kindly sponsored by the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics. 

Repairing a broken brain - learning lessons from the past for a brighter future

Dr Emma Lane (Senior Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
200 years on from the first description of Parkinson’s disease by James Parkinson, this talk explores the rollercoaster of trying to find a cell based approach to repair the damage caused by this relentless degenerative disease. I will describe where we are now and how new technology may help give a rosier future.

Huntington’s disease: genetics and research into potential therapies.

Dr Emma Yhnell (Health and Care Research Wales Fellow)
Emma is a Research Fellow at Cardiff University, focused on establishing whether computer game brain training can be used for people who have Huntington’s disease caused by a single faulty gene. This talk will introduce and explore Huntington’s disease, a rare genetic brain disorder, and ongoing research into potential therapies which may help to combat it.
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