School of Biosciences

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Understanding causes of musculoskeletal diseases

16 February 2018

£1.6M study will determine how bone size, shape and structure contributes towards arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases

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New research ‘Clicks’ biology and nanomaterials together

1 February 2018

Research at Cardiff University has built molecular bridges between nano-carbons and proteins that should inspire new approaches to generating bionano-materials.

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Take part in an international competition

30 January 2018

Cardiff University is inviting biosciences students to take part in a unique student-led independent research project, with an opportunity to travel to the US.

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Genetic mutations help fight off parasites and disease

23 January 2018

New research on guppy fish by Cardiff University has demonstrated the disease-fighting advantages of mutations in immune genes.

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Origins of the Bornean elephant

17 January 2018

New light shed on the mysterious origin of Bornean elephants

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Landmark research in Huntington’s disease

9 January 2018

A major step forward has been made in the quest to find a therapy for Huntington’s disease.

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Common drugs could prevent almost a million osteoarthritis cases

3 January 2018

Repurposing anticonvulsants for treatment of injury-induced osteoarthritis

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Even wild mammals have regional dialects

13 December 2017

Wild otters from different regions have distinct odour dialects

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Sequencing the otter genome to improve environmental monitoring

6 December 2017

Cardiff University’s Otter Project aims to get the genome of the otter sequenced.

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Accelerating tree ageing to save endangered species

30 November 2017

Accelerating the aging process in trees will help to save Britain’s endangered species, according to research at Cardiff University.

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Can citizen scientists locate the world’s seagrass?

24 November 2017

Public can help save world’s threatened seagrass meadows, say researchers in new study

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Global importance of seagrass-based fishing

22 November 2017

Research provides first evidence of the world-wide impact of seagrass meadows

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Cardiff University students recognised at global science competition

21 November 2017

Cardiff University students have been recognised in a global science competition.

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Gold particles allow detection of nanoscale processes

7 November 2017

A new method of tracking chemical and biological processes at a nanometre scale have been uncovered.

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Turning leading research into novel medicines

2 November 2017

Cardiff University to host Medicines Discovery Institute

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Life-saving limpets?

2 November 2017

Biotech company studies sea snails with Cardiff University.

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New great ape species uncovered in Indonesia

2 November 2017

New species of orangutan, and most endangered great ape on earth, discovered in North Sumatra

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DNA Origami and synthetic biology help assembly at a nanoscale

20 October 2017

Assembling proteins and DNA as a molecular level requires incredible precision, and vital work by the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University and Southampton University has been able to tackle this issue.

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Pheasants are disproportionally more likely to be killed on Britain’s roads

12 October 2017

Pheasants are 13 times more likely to die on roads than other birds.

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Cardiff University Professor recognised for ground-breaking work

9 October 2017

Professor Ole Petersen from Cardiff University has been recognised for his groundbreaking work.