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Kaieteur Falls Rainforest - Guyana

Scientists produce emergency plan to halt decline in freshwater species and habitats

19 February 2020

Cardiff University is part of global team urging immediate action

Otter

Otter genome to help understand genetic legacy of pollution crisis and secure species’ future

19 February 2020

Cardiff University researchers say genomic data will help signpost emerging threats to otters and humans

Airbourne Lab flying over Bornean jungle

Airborne laboratory uncovers vital elephant habitats from the sky

21 January 2020

Scientists in aeroplanes uncover crucial information about elephant movements through Borneo, helping develop a plan to protect the endangered species.

Professor Andrew Sewell with Research Fellow Garry Dolton in a lab

Discovery of new T-cell raises prospect of ‘universal’ cancer therapy

20 January 2020

Cardiff University study describes unconventional immune cell which could open up treatment of wide range of cancers in all patients

Composition image of different insects

Cardiff researcher unites with global scientists to compile insect recovery action plan

13 January 2020

More than 70 scientists from 21 counties say urgent action is required to halt decline

Female scientist working in a lab

Cardiff University to share in £18.5m biosciences boost

6 January 2020

Funding is part of £170m investment in next generation of UK bioscientists

Pregnant woman

‘Depression in pregnancy alters male infant behaviour - but mothers don’t notice’

6 December 2019

New study suggests mothers with emotional issues do not recognise their sons’ difficulties, leading to delays in support

Contemporary dance

New contemporary dance inspired by biophysics

6 November 2019

The cutting-edge research of a Cardiff University scientist is being used as the basis for a new contemporary dance

Researcher holding a petri dish

New understanding of an antibiotic could help tackle drug-resistant pathogen

31 October 2019

A drug-resistant pathogen is one step closer to being tackled, thanks to new research from the University of Warwick and Cardiff University.

Professor Ole Petersen

University Professor appointed Editor-in-Chief of new American Physiological Society journal

21 October 2019

School of Biosciences Professor, Ole Petersen, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of new journal, ‘Function’-

River

New research identifies a climate signature in rivers globally

17 September 2019

For decades geoscientists have been trying to detect the influence of climate on the formation of rivers, but up to now there has been no systematic evidence.

A young banteng

The banteng: Sabah’s most endangered mammal under scrutiny

10 September 2019

The Bornean banteng is dwindling to very low population densities, with fewer than 500 left in the wild.

Wooden painted sign for Danau Girang Field Centre

Anti-poaching unit to protect Bornean forests

5 September 2019

Cardiff University scientists help to form special task force aimed at protecting Borneo’s iconic wildlife

Medicinal tablets and capsules

New insights for discovery of next generation antibiotics

5 September 2019

A new publication gives insight into interactions between antibiotics and Staphylococcus aureus DNA gyrase, helping to build a more detailed picture of how we can fight microbial resistance in the future.

Red blood cells

Potential for new therapies to target acute myeloid leukaemia

27 August 2019

Eight people are diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in the UK each day, accounting for over 2000 deaths each year. But a new potential therapeutic target has been uncovered, which could help improve future treatments.

Glioblastoma stem cells

The future of targeting brain cancer

21 August 2019

Scientists have discovered molecular targets that might lead to a new generation of brain cancer therapies.

Image of Steve Ormerod sat by a river

University professor appointed Deputy Chair of Natural Resources Wales

12 August 2019

Welsh Government appoint Professor Steve Ormerod to prestigious new role

Image of polar bear and cub

Gut changes in polar bears linked to retreat of Arctic sea ice

6 August 2019

Habitat loss could have negative implications for long-term health of polar bears

Image of a pregnant woman in winter cothing, outdoors

New research could explain why babies born during winter are at higher risk of developing mental health disorders

2 August 2019

Winter and autumn babies are exposed to higher levels of maternal stress hormone

River Taff

Toxic chemicals hindering the recovery of Britain’s rivers

31 July 2019

Welsh rivers in urban locations still have damaged food chains and fewer species of invertebrates in comparison to rural rivers