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Omega-6 fatty acid could help prevent heart disease

18 July 2019

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

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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

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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

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Improving diagnosis of colorectal cancer

20 February 2019

Developing safe and cost-effective colorectal cancer tests

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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