School of Biosciences

artists impression of knee xray

Preventing osteoarthritis after injury

26 October 2018

New considerations for conducting osteoarthritis prevention research

Image of Cardiff University VC and Vaughan Gething at the Biobank

Cardiff University opens world-class biobank

15 October 2018

Providing a wealth of biological samples for biomedical research in Wales and beyond

Dr Ahmed Ali

Research scientist recognised for contribution to Welsh society

8 October 2018

Cardiff University research scientist, Dr Ahmed Ali, has been included on a list of 100 outstanding black Welsh people.

River Wye

Plastics found in fifty percent of freshwater insects

27 September 2018

New research shows that microplastics are being overlooked in river ecosystems where they contaminate insects and pose risk to other wildlife

Mangrove clearing

Protecting vulnerable species

26 September 2018

Action plans launched to conserve endangered species

Cattle stood in green field

The history of cattle uncovered

18 September 2018

Scientists from Cardiff University have analysed over 50,000 genetic markers and explained how cattle became domesticated throughout history.

Peruvian vicuña

The genetic history of the vicuña and the guanaco revealed

18 September 2018

New research by Cardiff University has cracked the genes of a relative to the alpaca, which will help to develop strategies to protect an iconic Andes species.

Professor Simon Ward at the Eisteddfod

Eisteddfod 2018

18 September 2018

The Eisteddfod came to Cardiff Bay in 2018, and staff from the Medicines Discovery Institute took part in the celebration to share the Institute’s research.

Lab team

Funding win for breast cancer research

17 September 2018

Innovate UK backing for Cardiff and Cellesce

MRI brain scan

Huntington's disease starts in childhood

3 September 2018

Inherited gene that leads to Huntington’s causes changes in brain development from a young age

Rainbow flag

Student named as one of the most influential LGBT+ people in Wales

24 August 2018

A student from the School of Biosciences has been commended for their work addressing issues facing the LGBT+ community.

River meandering in Kinabatangan floodplain

Riverbank forest buffers could increase yields from oil palm plantations

23 August 2018

Preserving forest buffers along river banks could improve the long-term viability of oil palm plantations while maintaining conservation benefits.

Image of a baby with the mother's hand holding its hand

Father’s genes can impact motherly love

3 August 2018

Father’s genes influence quality of care a baby receives from their mother

Prostate scan

New genetic link for prostate cancer

12 July 2018

Discovering the mechanisms that underlie prostate cancer

orangutans

Rethinking the orangutan

28 June 2018

How 70,000 years of human interaction have shaped an icon of wild nature

water

Water security crisis requires ‘urgent action’

28 June 2018

Major forum to address ‘biggest danger facing the world over next decade’

School pupils taking part in science demonstration

Mars ‘mission’ for pupils

26 June 2018

Young learners to tackle science challenge set by University experts

DNA

Potential treatment for genetic form of autism

25 June 2018

Researchers discover promising treatment for genetic form of autism spectrum disorder

A bay in Tobago, blue see and green trees

Field course students rescue endangered turtle

20 June 2018

Cardiff University students saved the life a leatherback sea turtle on World Ocean Day after they found it tangled in a boat line.