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Bringing a new generation of drugs to patients

22 March 2019

Cardiff University launches Medicines Discovery Institute

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Science in Health LIVE turns 25 in style

21 March 2019

The School of Medicine's 25th anniversary Science in Health LIVE event was a huge success.

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25th anniversary of Science in Health LIVE

8 March 2019

Celebrating 25 years of inspiring future scientists and clinicians

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‘Game changer’ in treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

4 March 2019

New test can predict how people with leukaemia will respond to chemotherapy

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New insights into underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease

28 February 2019

Cardiff University’s largest-ever Alzheimer’s gene study achieves landmark breakthroughs

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Improved outlook for people of African descent with treatment-resistant schizophrenia

26 February 2019

More people of African descent with treatment-resistant schizophrenia could be safely given drug best proven to manage symptoms

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Brain Games is back

22 February 2019

Brain Games is set to return to the National Museum of Wales Cardiff on Sunday 10 March 2019

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Improving diagnosis of colorectal cancer

20 February 2019

Developing safe and cost-effective colorectal cancer tests

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Long-term benefits from intensive therapy in early stages of MS

20 February 2019

Early intensive therapy for multiple sclerosis leads to better long-term outcomes, despite being perceived as high risk

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Seeing the unseeable

19 February 2019

Using crystals to unpick how viruses work

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Immunological scarring from coeliac disease

14 February 2019

Coeliac disease can cause irreversible changes to immune cells

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Demonisation of smoking and drinking in pregnancy can prevent cessation

12 February 2019

Less moral judgement and more support may help women refrain from smoking and drinking during pregnancy

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Better out-of-hours palliative care needed

30 January 2019

Improvements urgently needed to out-of-hours palliative care

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Could AI improve patient care in the NHS?

29 January 2019

Research reveals that machine learning could provide an equally accurate and reliable prognosis for patients with cardiovascular disease

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Free summer schools for teenagers

18 January 2019

Social mobility charity launches new partnership with the University

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Digital technology in management of Huntington’s

6 December 2018

£16 million European collaboration aims to improve quality of life for people with neurodegenerative diseases

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Wales Gene Park sixth form conference continues to be huge success

1 December 2018

This highly popular event provides year 12 and 13 biology students with an opportunity to hear experts talk on DNA and genetics/genomics-related subjects in a conference setting, and includes information stands, interactive exhibits and a student quiz.

Genes

Discovery of the first common genetic risk factors for ADHD

27 November 2018

Important step in understanding biological underpinnings of ADHD

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Awareness of 22q

22 November 2018

Study expanding knowledge of genetic condition

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New approaches for treating psychiatric disorders

19 November 2018

Cardiff University forms new drug discovery collaboration for psychiatric disorders