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Can memories be lost and found?

4 August 2015

University scientists believe memories are more robust than previously thought.

images of brain as scanned by MRI machine

Scientists identify schizophrenia’s “Rosetta Stone” gene

28 July 2015

Breakthrough reveals gene’s influence in a vulnerable period of the brain’s development.

cystic fibrosis

Faster tests for lung infections

27 July 2015

Scientists’ first major advancement in cystic fibrosis lung infection detection in 50 years set to transform thousands of lives.

Photo of sixth formers at interactive demo at STEM conference

STEM Conference 2015

1 July 2015

Over 400 sixth form students attend STEM Conference

10th anniversary of Learn about Life

11 June 2015

School celebrates the 10th anniversary of its highly successful "Learn About Life" event for local primary schools.

3 scientists look at stem cells

New anti-cancer stem cell compound in development

7 May 2015

University scientists discover compound capable of fighting cancer on multiple fronts

Professor Daniela Riccardi

Researchers’ “hugely exciting” asthma discovery

23 April 2015

Scientists discover asthma's potential root cause and a novel treatment

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Cardiff Scientist honoured in Biochemical Society Awards

31 March 2015

Professor John Harwood is recognised for his outstanding contribution to lipid biochemistry.

Stem Cells

‘Stem cell’ test could identify most aggressive breast cancers

4 March 2015

New approach has the potential to identify women who might need intensive treatment to prevent breast cancer from recurring or spreading.

Image of map grown in Wales

Investigating a placental origin for pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders

1 March 2015

Providing a biological explanation for the relationship between pregnancy and maternal mood disorders

Caterpillar

Caterpillar discovery hailed a “wonderful piece of evolution”

26 January 2015

University Professor discovers caterpillar with ability to build a unique protective cocoon

White Park cattle at Dinefwr

The work of Biosciences researchers to be featured on BBC Countryfile

6 January 2015

Over 700,000 genetic markers analysed in new study of White Park cattle

Songbird survival in the face of starvation

1 December 2014

Cardiff University ornithologists uncover the surprising survival strategies of songbirds over-wintering in Africa

researcher investigates vegitation

Major funding announced for GW4 bioscience students

6 October 2014

Investment will be used to develop the next generation of biotechnologists and bioscientists

Protecting the endangered Orang-Utan

Protecting the endangered Orang-Utan

16 September 2014

New research examines how to improve green corridors in a rapidly changing environment

BAFTA Cymru nomination for biosciences expert

BAFTA Cymru nomination for biosciences expert

15 September 2014

Dr Rhys Jones shortlisted for best presenter

Centre launches to improve wound treatment

Centre launches to improve wound treatment

10 September 2014

University-led initiative to help heal £4bn wound in NHS budget

Cardiff rises to World Top 150 spot

Cardiff rises to World Top 150 spot

15 August 2014

Cardiff University has risen to a top 150 spot in the 2014 world university rankings for the first time in six years.

University’s big impact at Eisteddfod

University’s big impact at Eisteddfod

11 August 2014

Key issues facing Wales are debated as part of the University’s activities at this year’s National Eisteddfod.

Academic Promotions 2014-2015

4 August 2014

The School of Biosciences announces new academic promotions