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Virus

New vaccine hope for leading viral cause of birth defects

9 April 2014

Scientists discover novel defence mechanism to control a virus which affects around 50% of adults in the UK.

Professor Julie Williams

Cardiff leads largest ever Alzheimer’s study

4 April 2014

One million person study explores the combined influence of genetics and lifestyle in the development of Alzheimer’s.

Brain

Gene linked to low IQ

24 March 2014

Genetic screening could identify children at risk of low IQ development.

Radical new approach to training and retaining doctors in Wales

6 March 2014

New patient-focused curriculum to transform how doctors are trained.

The threat in a smile

27 February 2014

Novel therapy teaches abuse survivors not to fear kindness.

Dr Thomas Connor

Cardiff scientists share £8.5M to help solve key medical challenges

7 February 2014

MRC Consortium for Medical Microbial Bioinformatics (CMMB) initiative unveiled.

Record rise in insulin use

6 February 2014

Study reveals insulin use to treat type 2 diabetes trebles over 20 years.

Toddler burns

4 February 2014

One year olds have 10 times as many burns and scalds as older children.

Thomas Lemon, a final year medical student at the School of Medicine

Triple honours for School of Medicine student

31 January 2014

Thomas Lemon already making waves in his chosen profession.

What triggers schizophrenia?

23 January 2014

New genetic mutations shed new light on disorder.

The internal organs of the human body.

Fight against organ failure advances

10 January 2014

20-year project proves link between inflammation and organ damage.

New Dean of medicine

New Dean of Medicine

2 January 2014

Professor John Bligh takes the reins at the School of Medicine.

assessing cancer risk

Assessing cancer risk

23 December 2013

New model helps better identify those at high risk of bowel cancer.

Healthy habits

Healthy habits reduce dementia risk

10 December 2013

35-year study confirms healthy habits reduce dementia risk

Ben Masterman

Medical student recognised for improving lives

20 November 2013

Cardiff medical student recognised with Marsh Christian Trust Award

Professor Ian Jones

Psychiatric Academic Researcher of the Year

19 November 2013

Professor Ian Jones receives accolade for being "model clinical academic psychiatrist"

Oesophagus

Re-thinking cancer treatment

15 November 2013

Trial to improve treatment in oesophageal cancer patients.

Jamie Roberts outside Main building, Cathays campus

Lions star Dr Jamie Roberts' guest lecture

11 November 2013

Rugby ace and Cardiff alumni Dr Jamie Roberts returns from Paris to discuss the juggling act of elite sport and study.

Nicholas Topley & Matthias Eberl

New hope for dialysis patients as "immune-fingerprints" discovered

1 November 2013

Body's immune response indicates type of infection and which antibiotics to use.

pills

GPs prescribe antibiotics patients don't want

24 October 2013

Clinicians too often incorrectly assume patients want antibiotics for acute cough leading to unnecessarily high rate of antibiotics.