Cardiff University's Cubric brain image centre milestone

Cardiff University's Cubric brain image centre milestone

A new £44m brain research imaging centre has reached an important milestone.

Completion of the main building work was marked at the Cubric centre at Cardiff University, which will have one of the most sophisticated MRI scanners in the world.

It will allow scientists to look at how brains work in minute detail.

The hope is to understand more about the causes of conditions like dementia, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia.

Cubric at Maindy Park, which opens in a year, will bring together four hi-tech scanners to look at how the brain works and what is exactly happening when things go wrong.

One of the scanners is a European-first and will allow scientists to study brain cells only 1000th of a millimetre across.

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