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Pheasant Bird

Pheasants are disproportionally more likely to be killed on Britain’s roads

12 October 2017

Pheasants are 13 times more likely to die on roads than other birds.

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Cardiff University Professor recognised for ground-breaking work

9 October 2017

Professor Ole Petersen from Cardiff University has been recognised for his groundbreaking work.

Scientist checking blood samples

Tracking the body’s mini-shuttles

28 September 2017

New method of tagging body's own transporters could lead to more effective treatments for life-threatening diseases

Ian Horton

Cardiff researchers and staff take on Cardiff Half

28 September 2017

Biosciences staff competing in the Cardiff Half Marathon

A herd of elephants beside water

Restoring tropical rainforests

7 August 2017

Underproductive oil palm plantations aid forest regrowth

Genes - green

Gene mutation can cause brain malformation in children

5 July 2017

Link between Dmrta2 gene and rare nervous system disorder

Banana trees shading mint on Uganda cropland

Developing sustainable agri-business

29 June 2017

Welsh scientific expertise to boost rural Ugandan farming

Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff

New opportunity: Institute Director

28 June 2017

We are recruiting a Director to lead the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute through the next stages of its development and beyond.

Bacterial TB

Treating antibiotic-resistant TB

23 June 2017

Bacteria from cystic fibrosis patient could help fight antibiotic-resistant TB.

Microscope and slides

The link between HPV and skin cancer

21 June 2017

Collaborative research project sheds new light on the relationship between the Human Papillomavirus and skin cancer.

Young boy with ADHD

Identifying early infant markers of ADHD

9 June 2017

Could maternal factors contribute to infant behavioural changes and the development of ADHD?

Senedd Building

Science and the Assembly

7 June 2017

Cardiff exhibits at annual science and technology event

Wooden painted sign for Danau Girang Field Centre

Borneo Jungle Diaries

2 June 2017

New series showcases the Danau Girang Field Centre and the scientists trying to safeguard the wildlife of Borneo.

Arctic Charr

Parasites as indicators of multiple stressors in freshwater ecosystems

15 May 2017

New research aims to increase understanding of multiple stressor impacts on freshwater ecosystems.

Comparison heat map of plant cells

What makes plants grow?

11 May 2017

New research provides insight into the factors controlling cell growth in plants.

Dr Lee Parry in tissue culture lab

Cancer prognosis and the TEX19 gene

9 May 2017

The TEX19 gene could be used to help identify cancer at an earlier stage.

Professor Yves Barde 19

Fellow of Royal Society

8 May 2017

Cardiff University’s Professor Yves Barde elected Fellow of Royal Society

Bird sitting amongst flowers

Promiscuity slows down evolution of new species

11 April 2017

Polygamous bird species are less diverse genetically within the species compared to monogamous species

Children at exhibit at Brain Games 2017

Success for 5th annual Brain Games

29 March 2017

Around 3,700 children and families put their brains to the test on Sunday as they gathered at the National Museum Cardiff for this year’s Brain Games event.

Student in laboratory

Success in NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership

28 March 2017

School of Biosciences secures postgraduate studentships as part of the NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership.