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£2.3 million for breakthrough acute myeloid leukaemia treatment

27 March 2024

A £2.3 million Medical Research Council grant will advance innovative new approach to treating acute myeloid leukaemia.

Professor Simon Ward

Clinical trial launches for new schizophrenia drug

27 February 2023

Medicines Discovery Institute pioneers new therapy

A female scientist in a lab undertaking an experiment

Astex and Cardiff University announce drug discovery collaboration

13 February 2023

Partnership to tackle neurodegenerative diseases

Bedwyr Ab Ion Thomas pictured with Ben Lake MP at the Eisteddfod.

Triumph at Tregaron National Eisteddfod 2022

21 November 2022

The main Science and Technology composition prize – the Invention and Innovation competition – was awarded in full to Bedwyr ab Ion Thomas.


Discovering new medicines through the medium of Welsh

4 January 2022

The Welsh language is playing a central role in the research into new medicines in Cardiff.

Researchers working in a busy chemistry lab

Meet the new team members

23 November 2021

The cutting-edge medicines discovery team at Cardiff University has expanded, as new members join the centre of expertise, focused on finding novel therapies.

Bedwyr stands in front of a research poster presentation at the ELRIG conference

The Coleg Cymraeg appoints new Postgraduate Ambassadors

25 October 2021

The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has appointed new ambassadors, including postgraduate students at the Cardiff University Medicines Discovery Institute.

A closeup of some molecular structures.

Wellcome Trust funding for potential breast cancer target

4 October 2021

The Wellcome Intuitional Translational Partnership Award has been granted to Cardiff University to investigate a potential therapeutic target for triple negative breast cancer.

Professor John Atack writing chemical formula on glass of fume hood

New therapies for postpartum psychosis

28 September 2021

One in every five hundred mothers experience postpartum psychosis after giving birth, a serious mental health condition associated with hallucinations, low mood, manic mood or delusions. A new project at Cardiff University aims to find new therapies.

Dr David Foley writes on the glass of a fume hood in the Institute's chemistry lab

Project launches for new schizophrenia treatments

28 September 2021

Around 1% of the population will develop schizophrenia at some point in their lives, living with symptoms of hallucinations, delusions and disorganised behaviour. A new research project at Cardiff University brings together experts in medicine discovery to find new therapies for this mental health condition.