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Iceberg in middle of sea water

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.

Insulin

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.

Model of the University campus

£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.

Swirl of colourful chromosomal diagram

A hidden condition

17 March 2015

People living with chromosomal condition at high risk of multiple mental health problems.

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.

Bottles of alcohol lined up

‘One Drink One Click’ app launch

3 March 2015

A new mobile application has been launched to make the Welsh public 'stop and think' about their level of alcohol consumption.

Butterflies with Bokeh effect

Butterfly effect and computer simulation pave way for heart disease prediction

20 February 2015

Scientists from Cardiff and Swansea Universities are combining the principles of the butterfly effect and computer simulation to explore new ways of predicting and controlling the beginnings of heart disease.

Siemens MR scanner

University to become ‘epicentre for European Neuroimaging’

19 February 2015

Cardiff University has confirmed its plans to utilise advanced MR imaging technology within its new Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) in a bid to make the centre one of the top brain imaging facilities in Europe.

3D image of human intestines

Immune system “friendly fire” could be to blame for bowel cancer deaths

17 February 2015

New research suggests that patients recovering from bowel cancer surgery may be at a higher risk of relapse if their blood shows an immune response to a particular protein, called carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA).

Diamond Light Source, the national synchrotron facility

Towards more targeted cancer vaccines

16 February 2015

Clearest picture yet of cancer’s immune response paves way for more accurate vaccines.

Huw Edwards interview

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