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The cult of celebrity: school children’s modern day heroes

26 February 2016

New research, from The Wales Institute of Social, Economic, Research & Methods (WISERD), has uncovered which famous people school pupils most admire and dislike. 

Prince Charles, Camilla, VC, Mike Owen, QAP

Queen’s Anniversary Prize awarded

26 February 2016

University’s leading mental health research facility picks up UK’s most prestigious academic award at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace

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Catalyst offers clean water solution

25 February 2016

New way of producing hydrogen peroxide could help provide clean water to the vulnerable

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Income Tax and Wales

24 February 2016

New report says hundreds of millions of pounds could be lost if Income Tax devolution is not considered carefully.

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Psychosis link uncovered

18 February 2016

Brain study sheds light on relationship between childhood IQ, low birthweight and psychosis

Gravitational waves

Space-time ripples detected for the very first time

11 February 2016

University scientists open a new window into the Universe as gravitational waves are detected for the first time

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Confidence in Care

9 February 2016

Trial seeks to improve life chances of Wales’s looked after children

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Mismatched missiles

8 February 2016

Part of the immune system that drills into invading bacteria and splits them open has been visualised in nanoscopic detail, with surprising results

Jenny Kitzinger

Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment (ADRT)

8 February 2016

Action needed to improve understanding and take-up in Wales

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Future-proofing local government in Wales

6 February 2016

Welsh local government reform is top-down and inconsistent, Cardiff academic tells conference