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Professor Alan Clarke

Tributes to leading cancer researcher

13 January 2016

Chancellor, Professor Sir Martin Evans reflects on Professor Alan Clarke’s life and work.

Professor Alan Clarke

Professor Alan Clarke

4 January 2016

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the untimely death of Professor Alan Clarke.

Celebrating Excellence Awards

Success at the Celebrating Excellence Awards

6 November 2015

Celebrating Excellence

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John Goldman fellowship for future science awarded to Dr Fernando dos Anjos Afonso

29 October 2015

Leading leukaemia research charity awards fellow prestigious John Goldman fellowship

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Research reveals trees help protect river habitats

23 October 2015

Scientists call on policymakers to plant more to protect their habitats from climate change

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Jane Hodge fellow starts new research programme

23 October 2015

New Research Fellow at the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute

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Universal strategy to increase the uptake of drugs

22 October 2015

Scientists design more effective approach to deliver drugs targeting cancer cells and other diseases

Dr Thomas Connor

Halting the spread of dysentery

7 August 2015

Scientists shed new light on disease.

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Can memories be lost and found?

4 August 2015

University scientists believe memories are more robust than previously thought.

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Scientists identify schizophrenia’s “Rosetta Stone” gene

28 July 2015

Breakthrough reveals gene’s influence in a vulnerable period of the brain’s development.

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Faster tests for lung infections

27 July 2015

Scientists’ first major advancement in cystic fibrosis lung infection detection in 50 years set to transform thousands of lives.

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STEM Conference 2015

1 July 2015

Over 400 sixth form students attend STEM Conference

10th anniversary of Learn about Life

11 June 2015

School celebrates the 10th anniversary of its highly successful "Learn About Life" event for local primary schools.

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New anti-cancer stem cell compound in development

7 May 2015

University scientists discover compound capable of fighting cancer on multiple fronts

Professor Daniela Riccardi

Researchers’ “hugely exciting” asthma discovery

23 April 2015

Scientists discover asthma's potential root cause and a novel treatment

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Cardiff Scientist honoured in Biochemical Society Awards

31 March 2015

Professor John Harwood is recognised for his outstanding contribution to lipid biochemistry.

Stem Cells

‘Stem cell’ test could identify most aggressive breast cancers

4 March 2015

New approach has the potential to identify women who might need intensive treatment to prevent breast cancer from recurring or spreading.

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Investigating a placental origin for pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders

1 March 2015

Providing a biological explanation for the relationship between pregnancy and maternal mood disorders

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Caterpillar discovery hailed a “wonderful piece of evolution”

26 January 2015

University Professor discovers caterpillar with ability to build a unique protective cocoon

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The work of Biosciences researchers to be featured on BBC Countryfile

6 January 2015

Over 700,000 genetic markers analysed in new study of White Park cattle