School of Biosciences

Mapping memory

Mapping memory

14 June 2018

Spatial memory patterns mapped

Bearded pigs

Tracking Borneo’s bearded pigs

13 June 2018

High tech trackers have been placed on Borneo’s bearded pigs for the first time, helping to secure the future of the vulnerable species.

Brain waves

Understanding absence epilepsy

11 June 2018

New light shed on mechanisms of paediatric epilepsy

Sir Martin Evans Building

School of Biosciences praised for significant contribution to medical research

11 June 2018

The Cardiff University School of Biosciences has been praised in the Houses of Commons for its outstanding research.

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Street-cleaning scavengers

7 June 2018

Millions of wild animals are killed on Britain’s roads each year, but the amount of roadkill could be six times higher than originally thought.

Professor Ole Petersen

Cardiff University Professor given lifetime achievement award

30 May 2018

A Cardiff University Professor has been rewarded for his ground-breaking research, which has contributed significantly to the field of physiology and pathophysiology.

Two Eurasian otters in wood

Cardiff University marks World Otter Day

30 May 2018

You can tune into an ‘as live’ otter dissection on World Otter Day, giving you an inside look at Cardiff University’s Otter Project’s research, which aims to protect and conserve otters across the UK.

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Link between HPV and cancer after kidney transplant

30 May 2018

New research by Cardiff University has uncovered the process that leads the HPV virus to cause skin cancer in kidney transplant patients

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360 Institute Tour

23 May 2018

You can now explore the laboratory of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, following a tumour sample as it is prepared to be used in the Institute’s cutting-edge cancer research.

DNA

Improved access to DNA from endangered species

22 May 2018

£1 million awarded to UK’s first zoological biobank

Opadometa sarawakensis spider

Students discover elusive male spider

15 May 2018

Students at Danau Girang discover male Opadometa sarawakensis spider

Clouded leopard

Tracking the clouded leopard

10 May 2018

High-tech collars provide insight into life of world’s most elusive big cat

Dr Mariah Lelos

School appoints new lecturer

10 May 2018

The world-leading academic staff at the School of Biosciences are being joined by Dr Mariah Lelos, as she is appointed to her new role as Senior Lecturer.

Net spinning

30 year river study finds overlooked extinction effect

30 April 2018

One of the longest river studies in the world has discovered that an important part of the planet’s extinction crisis may have gone unnoticed

Pair of bluetits

Early spring is causing a mismatch of food

30 April 2018

Changing temperatures are creating a food ‘mismatch’, as hungry chicks hatch too late to feast on caterpillars

Hefin Jones

Eisteddfod honour for Dr Hefin Jones

30 April 2018

Medal for lifelong contribution of ‘inspiring lecturer’ and researcher.

Bornean Elephants

Degraded forest is vital for elephant conservation

16 April 2018

Three-dimensional forest mapping reveals that recovering rainforests play a vital role in the future of Bornean elephants

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Protecting the Bornean banteng

5 April 2018

Large forest areas vital for Sabah’s most endangered large mammal

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Impact of parasite control treatments on non-target organisms and ecosystems

29 March 2018

A workshop is bringing together world-leading experts in parasite ecology, aquaculture science, fish biology and invasive species to address the hidden consequences of parasite control measures on aquatic life for the first time.

Small frog on a large leaf

Oil palm plantations impact on species outside areas of deforestation

29 March 2018

The impacts of oil palm plantations on Bornean frogs aren’t just limited to areas of deforestation, but are also affecting species in neighbouring rainforest habitats, finds new research.