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Planting begins for rainforest restoration project

30 June 2020

12,500 trees to be planted in Kinabatangan rainforest under Cardiff University’s Regrow Borneo scheme

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New study shows iconic golden eagle was once common throughout Wales

30 June 2020

Cardiff University research is part of project to bring eagle species back to parts of Welsh landscape

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Pilot project could provide early warning system for new Covid-19 outbreaks

18 June 2020

Welsh Government announces funding for project to monitor virus spread in wastewater

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Silver Athena SWAN Silver award recognition

1 June 2020

The School of Biosciences has been recognised for its continued commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion through the retention of its Athena SWAN Silver Award

Dipper

Scientists find first evidence of microplastics passing from insects to predators in rivers

21 May 2020

Study finds birds eat hundreds of microplastics every day - and inadvertently feed them to their chicks

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Over 300 Cardiff University staff volunteer in COVID19 crisis

6 April 2020

Researchers from Cardiff University have volunteered their world-leading scientific skills and facilities to help at the frontline of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Cancer researchers volunteer to assist in COVID19 testing

6 April 2020

Cancer researchers from Cardiff University have volunteered their skills to help at the frontline of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Wales Cancer Bank receives funding boost from Welsh Government

31 March 2020

One of the largest and most established tissue banks in the UK has received over £2.4 million in funding to support its valuable contributions to cutting-edge cancer research.

Beaked whale

Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat

27 March 2020

New equation could help determine risk of plastics to any species - and amount of plastic entering food chains

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Cardiff scientists to help track UK spread of coronavirus

23 March 2020

£20m project to create UK-wide network of sequencing centres to map and halt spread

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Global plan to protect endangered species ‘overlooks genetic diversity’

5 March 2020

Scientists urge rethink on international 10-year action plan to protect nature

Kinabatangan

Rainforest restoration a step closer

26 February 2020

Carbon offsetting pilot, Regrow Borneo, meets £15k target just four months after launching

Otter

Otter genome to help understand genetic legacy of pollution crisis and secure species’ future

19 February 2020

Cardiff University researchers say genomic data will help signpost emerging threats to otters and humans

Kaieteur Falls Rainforest - Guyana

Scientists produce emergency plan to halt decline in freshwater species and habitats

19 February 2020

Cardiff University is part of global team urging immediate action

Airbourne Lab flying over Bornean jungle

Airborne laboratory uncovers vital elephant habitats from the sky

21 January 2020

Scientists in aeroplanes uncover crucial information about elephant movements through Borneo, helping develop a plan to protect the endangered species.

Professor Andrew Sewell with Research Fellow Garry Dolton in a lab

Discovery of new T-cell raises prospect of ‘universal’ cancer therapy

20 January 2020

Cardiff University study describes unconventional immune cell which could open up treatment of wide range of cancers in all patients

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Cardiff researcher unites with global scientists to compile insect recovery action plan

13 January 2020

More than 70 scientists from 21 counties say urgent action is required to halt decline

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Cardiff University to share in £18.5m biosciences boost

6 January 2020

Funding is part of £170m investment in next generation of UK bioscientists

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‘Depression in pregnancy alters male infant behaviour - but mothers don’t notice’

6 December 2019

New study suggests mothers with emotional issues do not recognise their sons’ difficulties, leading to delays in support

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New contemporary dance inspired by biophysics

6 November 2019

The cutting-edge research of a Cardiff University scientist is being used as the basis for a new contemporary dance