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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

Artist's impression of clogged artery

Omega-6 fatty acid could help prevent heart disease

18 July 2019

An omega-6 fatty acid could help in fight against heart disease

Image of Dame Judy with the staff of the field centre

Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure

2 July 2019

Judi Dench visits the Danau Girang field Centre

Kathryn Whittey

Fish hives replace lost Caribbean coral reefs

26 June 2019

Kickstarter to create new artificial reefs from every day materials

Somaliland

Cardiff University develops research collaborations with Somaliland

26 June 2019

Initiative set up in recognition of the country’s strong ties with Welsh capital

Prof Lynne Boddy

Queen’s Birthday Honours

11 June 2019

Members of the Cardiff University community receive royal recognition

River Wye

Pollution control of rivers can reduce impact of climate warming

3 June 2019

Efforts to improve water quality of rivers could off-set the impact of climate change on river invertebrates

Dr Rhys Jones with an eagle

Rhys Jones' Wildlife Patrol goes Stateside

15 May 2019

A wildlife show created by Dr Rhys Jones is set to reach a new US audience.

Gold fish in tank

Transporting fish and reducing infection

2 May 2019

Transporting fish home from the pet shop or during food manufacturing in plastic bags increases risk of infection, finds research from Cardiff University.

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

LRAW Presenting donation

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