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Understanding the giant panda Understanding the giant panda


A Cardiff scientist, working with a Chinese-led team of international researchers, has helped shed new light on some of the giant panda’s unusual biological traits, including its famously restricted diet.

Professor Craddock with Kerry Katona Understanding bipolar disorder


Volunteers are being invited to join celebrities Stephen Fry and Kerry Katona in helping University researchers understand how genetic and environmental factors contribute to bipolar disorder.

Pint of beer Alcohol sponsorship ban would have ‘little effect’ on underage drinking


An alcohol sponsorship ban would by itself have little effect on youth drinking patterns, according to research by Cardiff Business School’s Dr Fiona Davies.

Pregnant woman in silhouette Depression in pregnancy tied to antisocial behaviour in teenagers


Psychologists from Cardiff’s School of Psychology have published new evidence revealing children from urban areas whose mothers suffer from depression during pregnancy are more likely than others to show antisocial behaviour, including violent behaviour, later in life.

Research sparks new business spin-out Research sparks new business spin-out


Surgical instrument design turned into new medical start-up company

Treating diabetes Treating diabetes


Research reveals new information about intensive glucose control for diabetes

Professor Sir Martin Evans The President’s Research Scholarships


New flagship postgraduate scholarships available

stack of newspapers Science in the media


Major report draws on Cardiff research

A robin on a branch Why don’t robins get fat?


New research looks at artificial light and feeding habits

Professor Jonathan Shepherd The drink and violence ‘gender gap’


Latest study from the Violence and Society Research Group

Medical breakthroughs of 2009 Medical breakthroughs of 2009


University study makes TIME Magazine’s top 10 medical breakthroughs

Professor Paul Pearson Clarifying carbon findings


Professor Paul Pearson sets the record straight on key research findings

Coloured chemicals and chemistry apparatus Turning University research into business


£2M and licensing agreement helps boost University research into new cancer drugs

Spectacular star images Spectacular star images


University experts help reveal unique star images

Recognising excellence Recognising excellence


Gold medal awarded to leukaemia clinician scientist

Recognising University quality Recognising University quality


University’s Central Biotechnology Service (CBS) gains ISO Quality Award

Professor Jonathan Shepherd Royal recognition for Cardiff research


Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Violence and Society Research Group

T-cells and diabetes T-cells and diabetes


Conference to hear of Cardiff’s latest research into autoimmunity

Helping shape Wales of tomorrow Helping shape Wales of tomorrow


Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Method (WISERD) launched

Unlocking immunity Unlocking immunity


£3M award to study “the heart of human health”

The European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute
Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute
Sustainable Places Research Institute
Cardiff University on Futurity