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

1 October 2015

Historic interfaith meeting marks milestone.

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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/

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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.

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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.

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

3 scientists look at stem cells

New anti-cancer stem cell compound in development

7 May 2015

University scientists discover compound capable of fighting cancer on multiple fronts