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First-born children more likely to develop short-sightedness

9 October 2015

University research shows first-born individuals are up to 20% more likely to develop short-sightedness than later born children.

Cyber Crime

As crime changes, so must policing approaches

8 October 2015

New research sheds light on “grave threat” of economic cybercrime

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Decoding what goes wrong in arthritis

6 October 2015

Fresh insight into rheumatoid arthritis offers hope for transforming patient care.

Advanced LIGO project, USA

Hunt for Einstein’s “elusive” gravitational waves begins

2 October 2015

University researchers begin their search for tiny ripples in space

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Communication becomes elementary with digital SHERLOCK

1 October 2015

Computer scientists create novel digital assistant to help people communicate more effectively with computers than ever before/

Centre for Islam

10th anniversary for University’s Centre for Study of Islam

1 October 2015

Historic interfaith meeting marks milestone.

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Want to get a good night’s sleep, kids?

15 September 2015

Cardiff-based research institute report reveals effects of social media on young people’s sleep and well-being

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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.

Father consoling crying child

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.