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Scientists find strongest evidence yet of ‘migration gene’

3 March 2021

Researchers combined satellite tracking and genome sequencing to pinpoint specific gene

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Computer-designed cancer drug to prevent breast cancer metastasis

2 March 2021

A computer-aided drug design tool has successfully created a new potential therapy to inhibit this fatal spread of the disease.

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COVID-19 genome sequencing project gets major upgrade

8 January 2021

Cardiff University-led supercomputing project receives fresh funding to go global

Sophie Watson

‘There’s this whole unknown and hidden world inside all of us – and it can tell us so much’

16 December 2020

Meet the Cardiff University PhD student who unlocks the strange secrets deep inside Arctic animals

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Professor Mike Bruford wins ZSL Marsh Award for Conservation Biology

19 November 2020

A scientist who specialises in conservation genetics has won an award from international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London).

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Computing system for COVID-19 sequencing analysis wins major award

17 November 2020

Cardiff University’s Professor Tom Connor was technical architect of CLIMB

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Award success for rare disease research

2 November 2020

Approximately 350 million people worldwide are living with a rare disease, and half of them are children. Vital research into lysosomal storage disorders has been recognised for its breakthrough discoveries and potential for impact for patients living with rare diseases.

Birds

Tackling alarming decline in nature needs a ‘safety net’ of multiple, ambitious goals, say researchers

27 October 2020

A ‘safety net’ made up of multiple, interlinked and ambitious goals is needed to tackle nature’s alarming decline.

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Noise is polluting our waters

23 September 2020

Plastic isn’t the only pollutant impacting our lakes, rivers and oceans, as new research reveals the detrimental impacts of noise pollution on aquatic life.

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Eagles project launches crowdfunding campaign in bid to continue work through the pandemic

18 September 2020

Eagle Reintroduction Wales aims to bring iconic eagle species back to parts of Welsh landscape

Prof Benoît Goossens on stage at the workshop in Borneo

Collaborating to combat wildlife crimes

30 July 2020

Sabah’s first anti-corruption workshop will help to ensure that wildlife, forest and fisheries agencies are expertly equipped to respond to wildlife crimes.

Bedwyr Ab Ion Thomas

Research student creates ‘mini dictionary’ of new Welsh terms while carrying out cutting-edge research

17 July 2020

Bedwyr Ab Ion Thomas is hunting for new treatments for fatal diseases through the medium of Welsh

Welsh valley

Innovative partnership protects river ecosystems

13 July 2020

Recognition for sustainable management of freshwaters

Orangutan

Partnership protects Borneo’s endangered species

13 July 2020

Cardiff project preserves rare rainforest habitat

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Faster DNA sequencing transforms HIV treatment

13 July 2020

New system benefits HIV and TB patients in Wales

Orangutan

Planting begins for rainforest restoration project

30 June 2020

12,500 trees to be planted in Kinabatangan rainforest under Cardiff University’s Regrow Borneo scheme

Sophie-lee Williams with a golden eagle

New study shows iconic golden eagle was once common throughout Wales

30 June 2020

Cardiff University research is part of project to bring eagle species back to parts of Welsh landscape

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Pilot project could provide early warning system for new Covid-19 outbreaks

18 June 2020

Welsh Government announces funding for project to monitor virus spread in wastewater

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Silver Athena SWAN Silver award recognition

1 June 2020

The School of Biosciences has been recognised for its continued commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion through the retention of its Athena SWAN Silver Award

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Scientists find first evidence of microplastics passing from insects to predators in rivers

21 May 2020

Study finds birds eat hundreds of microplastics every day - and inadvertently feed them to their chicks