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Adult mental health, Alzheimer's, Dementia

Investigating the role of brain tissue proteins in Alzheimer’s disease

Posted on 20 December 2017 by Dr Emma Kidd

Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER) provides a number of bursaries to its members. One of these is the Undergraduate Summer Student Bursary. This is available to CITER members to support undergraduate students’ research projects. These take place over a maximum of eight weeks during the summer. In 2017, CITER awarded six bursaries
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Adult mental health, anxiety, Depression

Social media and mental health

Posted on 13 December 2017 by Emma Williams

Social media has undoubtedly changed the way society and individuals communicate and share information. It is now an integral part of many people’s lives, especially amongst those aged 16-30 years. 25-year-old Daisy Ridley, who shot to fame as Rey in the latest Star Wars films, quit Instagram earlier this year. In a recent interview with Radio
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Adult mental health, Child and adolescent mental health, sleep

Sleep: The golden chain for mental health

Posted on 1 December 2017 by Katie Swaden Lewis

Winter is here, and whether or not you enjoy the darker evenings, colder weather and premature Christmas decorations in shops, most will rejoice at the extra hour in bed that marks the change from British Summer Time to Greenwich Mean Time. The ‘praise of sleep’ Extolling the virtues of sleep is not a modern phenomenon.
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Adult mental health, Dementia, Mental health and society

Developing research into using social networks to manage the experience of dementia

Posted on 22 November 2017 by Rebecca Louch

For my Cardiff University Undergraduate Research Programme placement, I was fortunate to be offered the chance to work with the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Methods and Data (WISERD) on a project relating to improving the experience of living with dementia. This work focuses on the factors which allow individuals with dementia to
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