Research

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Trials unit secures £3m in new funding

7 August 2015

£3m funding for next three years awarded to University-based South East Wales Trials Unit.

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Saving children from abuse

29 July 2015

New doctor test to spot children at risk of death by physical abuse.

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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.

Dr Daniel Mitchard & Jennifer Gardy in the Morgan-Botti Lightning Laboratory

Cardiff’s Lightning Lab stars on Canada’s top science show

13 May 2015

A Cardiff University scientist will star on one of Canada's top science TV shows to explain what happens when inflight aircraft are struck by lightning.

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Funding boost for grassroots research communities

11 May 2015

£450,000 to establish new GW4 communities

3 scientists look at stem cells

New anti-cancer stem cell compound in development

7 May 2015

University scientists discover compound capable of fighting cancer on multiple fronts

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Could smell hold the key to ending pesticide use?

27 April 2015

Scientists recreate natural insect repellent.

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Genes influence survival in bowel cancer patients

24 April 2015

Welsh scientists have for the first time shown that common inherited genetic variants influence life expectancy in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC).

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Iceberg armadas not the cause of North Atlantic cooling

17 April 2015

Armadas of icebergs were probably not the cause of abrupt episodes of cooling in the North Atlantic over the past 440,000 years, according to new research published today in Nature.

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E-cigarette use among Welsh teenagers

16 April 2015

New research suggests many adolescents try e-cigarettes, but few become regular users