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Dirty sea water

Spilling the dirt on Combined Sewer Overflows

19 February 2024

Researchers provide answers to addressing the challenges of Combined Sewer Overflows for cleaner waters in the UK

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International partnership for neuroscience and mental health research

8 February 2024

A partnership between Maastricht University and Cardiff University unites expertise in neuroscience and mental health research

Woman suffering with pain in her wrist

£680k funding to create 3D bone-sensory nerve model

18 January 2024

Cardiff University researchers are developing a new bone-sensory nerve model to identify new molecular targets and pre-screening of drugs for pain.

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Urgent need to expand genetic monitoring of species in Europe

15 January 2024

Urgent need to expand genetic monitoring of species in Europe Research co-investigated by Professor Michael Bruford before his death calls for radical change in monitoring efforts to help detect impact of climate change

New Future Leaders Fellows announced

4 December 2023

Three researchers from Cardiff University have been successful in the latest round of the prestigious and highly competitive UKRI’s Future Leader Fellowships (FLFs) scheme.

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Uncovering the genetic history of British otters

1 December 2023

New data reveals surprising information about the species

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Warmer, wetter winters bring risks to river insects

7 November 2023

The impacts of climatic fluctuations over the Atlantic ocean are being felt by Welsh stream insects

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£2.2m funding to find non-addictive painkiller

2 October 2023

MRC supports Medicines Discovery Institute

Scan showing prostate cancer which has spread to the spine. Credit: Dr Tom Rackley, consultant clinical oncologist at Velindre Cancer Centre

Targeting BCL3 to treat prostate cancer

28 September 2023

Prostate Cancer UK awards £0.5 million to prostate cancer treatment research

Two ant species - anoplolepis gracilipes and monomorium floricola / Dwy rywogaeth o forgrug - anoplolepis gracilipes a monomorium floricola

Ant invasions cause species loss

21 August 2023

Ant invasions can reduce native species numbers by 53%

Dr Emma Yhnell

Teaching excellence recognized

3 August 2023

Dr Emma Yhnell awarded National Teaching Fellowship

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New stamps celebrate UK river wildlife

13 July 2023

Cardiff academic helps Royal Mail develop celebratory river stamp collection

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The carbon footprint of a pet fish

11 July 2023

Tropical fishkeeping could contribute up to 12.4% of the UK average household emissions

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Scientists to set ‘sugar traps’ for mosquitoes in sub-Saharan Africa

30 May 2023

Project to tackle insecticide resistance and increase malaria transmission prevention

Mike Bruford

Cardiff University marks the passing of a world-leading conservationist and its first Dean for Environmental Sustainability

27 April 2023

Professor Mike Bruford died on Thursday 13 April 2023 having dedicated his career to understanding and halting biodiversity loss

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What lockdown taught us about roadkill

18 April 2023

Lockdown highlighted British wildlife most at risk of becoming roadkill

Student completing kick-sampling in a river

River pollution recovery slowdown

14 April 2023

The health of English and Welsh rivers has improved over the last 30 years – but their recovery may be slowing.

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Biosciences Senior Lecturer wins Biochemical Society Teaching Excellence Award

13 April 2023

Congratulations to Dr Emma Yhnell of the School of Biosciences, for being awarded the ‘Teaching Excellence – Early Career’ Award by the Biochemical Society

Professor Ole Petersen 80th birthday

Professor celebrates 80th birthday

9 March 2023

International symposium marks the birthday of Professor Ole Petersen CBE FRS

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Inspiring young people to live a life scientific

6 March 2023

University experiments, workshops and demonstrations delivered as part of city’s science festival