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Otter populations in Wales show decline, survey suggests

16 December 2021

Cardiff University experts helped survey more than 1,000 sites in Wales

polar bears

Polar bear gut synchrony damaged by mercury from their prey

6 December 2021

High levels of mercury in the digestive systems of polar bears have been linked to decreased gut microbiota diversity, a key player in health, adaptation and immunity

Research films put science at heart of COP Cymru

24 November 2021

Video series demonstrates strength of Wales’s climate research

rainbow trout

Disrupting the body clocks of fish could be bad for their health

16 November 2021

The findings of a new study, co-led by Prof Jo Cable, could have implications for the farmed fish industry

Detecting cause of AMR

Researchers marry synthetic biology with nanoscience in fight against resistance to antibiotics

6 October 2021

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a real threat to society, so new approaches for detecting its cause are needed

Professor Lynne Boddy

Prof Lynne Boddy MBE wins 2021 Arboricultural Association (AA) Award

15 September 2021

The fungal ecologist was recognised for her “significant and positive contribution to the arboricultural profession” by the largest organisation for tree care professionals in the UK

Mycelium of the stinkhorn fungus Phallus impudicus growing from a wood block across soil.

New study to establish if fungi could help prevent landslips

10 September 2021

Prof Lynne Boddy is working with the University of Strathclyde to investigate whether fungi’s soil-strengthening properties can mitigate against landslips

New concept of acute pancreatitis showing interactions between three different cell types

Radical new understanding of acute pancreatitis gives hope for more effective prevention of pancreatic cancer

7 September 2021

Research led by the School of Biosciences has transformed understanding of the mechanism underlying this potentially fatal disease, which is a significant factor in the development of pancreatic cancer

Lily Thomas

Student overcomes COVID-19 challenges to graduate with a First Class Honours degree in Biochemistry

27 July 2021

Lily Thomas’ Professional Training Year was cut short by the pandemic, forcing a sudden departure from Italy where she was working on the generation of a novel, fully biodegradable wound dressing

Scan showing prostate cancer which has spread to the spine. Credit: Dr Tom Rackley, consultant clinical oncologist at Velindre Cancer Centre

Researchers to investigate new drug to stop incurable prostate cancer spread

30 June 2021

Cardiff University receives funding to explore ‘urgent need’ for advanced prostate cancer therapy