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Newborn baby in crib

Healthy diet in pregnancy significantly reduces risk of having a small baby

11 April 2019

Encouraging healthier eating habits in pregnancy could improve future outcomes for infants and their mothers

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Commitment to world-leading leukaemia research in Wales

28 March 2019

Cardiff University has thanked the Leukaemia Research Appeal for Wales for 37 years of outstanding support, and for contributing more than £2.3 million to leukaemia research at the University over that time.

Mint plant

Cultivation of new mint crops could boost rural economies in Uganda

26 March 2019

Collaborative agricultural project supports rural Ugandan communities

John Atack, Peter Halligan and Simon Ward in the lab

Bringing a new generation of drugs to patients

22 March 2019

Cardiff University launches Medicines Discovery Institute

Rocket

Translating space know-how to ‘sniff’ out salad quality

8 March 2019

Developing a quick and cost-effective quality assessment system for the food and drink industry

Pregnant woman having a GD test

New insight into gestational diabetes

8 March 2019

Effective medical treatment of gestational diabetes could reduce long-term complications for the child

Farming in field

Harnessing beneficial bacteria for a sustainable future

4 March 2019

Researchers discover sustainable and natural alternative to man-made chemical pesticides

Artist's impression of torso and pancreas scan

Improving pancreatic cancer survival rates

20 February 2019

Finding new targets for early detection of pancreatic cancer

Dr Richard Clarkson and PhD Student, Anna, in the Institute Lab

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund support search for better pancreatic cancer treatments

19 February 2019

Over £130,000 has been awarded to researchers at the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute to fund innovative research into targeting pancreatic cancer.

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Returning lost eagle species to Wales

18 February 2019

Investigating whether the modern Welsh landscape has the potential to support the reintroduction of eagles

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MSc in Global Ecology and Conservation

13 February 2019

Making a world of difference: Cardiff prepares scientists to tackle global environmental challenges

Young girl receiving physio

Movement impairments in autism could be reversible

13 February 2019

Scientists uncover underlying genetic mechanism that leads to motor issues in autism spectrum disorders

Clouded leopard and team

Sunda clouded leopard under threat from habitat fragmentation

7 February 2019

Cardiff researchers map patterns of population connectivity for the clouded leopard

Riverbed

Water Research Institute launches its first MOOC

24 January 2019

The 'Challenge of Global Water Security' open online course available soon

Cells

Personalised treatments for Parkinson’s disease

16 January 2019

Cardiff University and Scripps Research Institute to explore stem cell-derived therapies for Parkinson’s

White tailed bumblebee

Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation

15 January 2019

Residential gardens and allotments are particularly good for pollinators

Proboscis monkey

Protecting proboscis monkeys from deforestation

2 January 2019

Protection of swamp forests is vital for survival of endangered proboscis monkey

Breast cancer under a microscope

New insight into aggressive breast cancers

26 December 2018

Cardiff University researchers discover protein driving aggressive breast cancer

Student presenting on stage at WEEN Conference

Cardiff University PhD students attend Wales Ecology & Evolution Network Conference

19 December 2018

Cardiff University PhD students are helping to shape a more sustainable future, sharing their research at the Wales Ecology & Evolution Network Conference.

photograph of a European nightjar on the ground at night

Drones can detect protected nightjar nests

17 December 2018

Researchers trial new method of locating the nests of the elusive European nightjar