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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

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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

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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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Cardiff research on graphene ‘game changer’ for industry

16 April 2015

Tests on graphene by a Cardiff University researcher could open up global exploitation of the lightweight 'wonder material.'

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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

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Children with type 1 diabetes at fivefold risk of hospitalisation

14 April 2015

Welsh data shows pre-schoolers and those from disadvantaged backgrounds most at risk.

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£17m ‘green light’ for UK’s first Compound Semiconductor Research Foundation

25 March 2015

A £17.3m award that will put Cardiff University at the cutting edge of semiconductor technology has been announced by UK Government.

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