Welsh money for health research…

Posted on July 14, 2011 by

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On Tuesday the Welsh government announced £7 million funding for health research in Wales. It’s coming from the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research and includes:

  • £3m (over three years) to fund the National Centre for Mental Health, a Biomedical Research Centre, based in Cardiff , where frontline health professionals, experts and researchers will join forces to find better ways of treating people for a range of conditions including ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, bipolar, depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • £1.28m (over three years) for an advanced all Wales medical image analysis and visualisation unit based in Bangor. The unit will use the latest techniques and technology to develop diagnosis, treatment and training for heart disease, prostate cancer and studies of the brain.
  • £1.465 (over three years) for research to speed up diagnosis of thromboembolic disease, the third most common acute cardiovascular disease after cardiac ischemic syndromes and stroke. This will be undertaken by an expert group including medical and engineering academics and NHS professionals based in Swansea University’s Institute of Life Sciences.
  • £1.489m (over three years) for research into cancer genetics, linking the new Cancer Genetics building at Cardiff University’s School of Medicine with other professional groups to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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