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Press Releases from 2009

Crime and policing go under the spotlight


Renowned author Phillip Sands who exposed how high ranking members of the Bush administration were involved in authorizing torture and subsequently attempted to cover their tracks, in his book Torture Team will be among a number of headline speakers at an international criminology conference this week in Cardiff.

Early offending linked to death and disability by 48


Boys and young men who offend or act anti-socially run a higher risk of death or disability in middle age, a Cardiff University study has shown.

Leading role for Cardiff in national sustainable energy research


Re-thinking the National Grid, electric vehicles and biomass heating are among the issues in a major new sustainable energy research programme led by Cardiff University.

Course aims to plug translation gap


A unique new course offering students the chance to gain translation skills and help meet the growing need for professional language translators has been officially launched.

Delegates united via virtual awards ceremony at Cardiff University


Cardiff University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning has hosted its first virtual awards ceremony as a finale to a training programme run for Legal & General (L&G). The video conference option allowed delegates to attend who would normally have had to miss such an event. Delegates, who completed the ‘Specialist Medical Modules’ training, received certificates at Cardiff University and the Swindon and Hove L&G offices.

£1.57 million for research into learning and memory


A collaborative research project by Cardiff University and the University of Bristol into learning and memory has been given a significant boost with a Programme Grant award of £1.57 million from the Wellcome Trust.

‘Singing brains’ offers epilepsy and schizophrenia clues


Studying the way a person’s brain ‘sings’ could improve our understanding of conditions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia and help develop better treatments, scientists at Cardiff University have discovered.

Blood tests and better communication skills could cut over-prescribing of antibiotics


Improving communications skills and the use of a simple blood test could help cut the growing number of inappropriate prescriptions of antibiotics, a joint Cardiff University trial has discovered.

Royal Society Fellowship award


Professor Graham Hutchings from Cardiff University’s School of Chemistry has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), one of the highest honours in the academic world.

Kerry Katona signs up for Cardiff bipolar study


Television celebrity Kerry Katona is one of the latest bipolar sufferers to volunteer for the world’s largest study into the disorder, run from Cardiff University.