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New education resources launched to mark World Cancer Day and inspire next generation of researchers

4 February 2021

Teachers, researchers and poets join forces to educate schoolchildren about cancer

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Call for Welsh care homes to be part of new COVID-19 trial

1 February 2021

Trial involving Cardiff University will test to see if preventative drugs could help to treat COVID-19

Professor Adrian Edwards

Cardiff University professor appointed as Director of new Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre

20 January 2021

New £3m Centre will use research to address key questions about the pandemic

Professor Anthony Campbell and Professor Barbara Chadwick

New Year’s Honours

8 January 2021

Members of the University community have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

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‘Living reviews’ launched by Cardiff and Oxford in wake of COVID-19 research

18 December 2020

New review format will summarise key scientific literature around the virus

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Key type of immune cell ‘self-renews’ in humans, new study finds

16 December 2020

Cardiff University-led research overturns thinking that a certain type of memory T-cell has reached the end of its lifespan

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New study to evaluate antibiotic use in COVID-19 hospital patients

11 December 2020

Data indicates antibiotics are being ‘unnecessarily’ prescribed in patients with the virus

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Small and large birth weight linked to genetics of mother and baby – except in tiniest babies, study suggests

2 December 2020

New research by Cardiff University and the University of Exeter suggests genetics is ‘key’ to birth weight of newborn babies

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New study highlights ‘exceptional challenges’ of bereavement during COVID-19 pandemic

27 November 2020

UK-wide survey of bereaved people carried out by Cardiff and Bristol universities

Dr Chris Baker

Medical student designs ‘Essential Diagnosis’ game

24 November 2020

Role play helps train tomorrow’s medics

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Medical statistician wins prestigious award to celebrate women in STEM

16 November 2020

Cardiff University’s Dr Rhian Daniel receives Suffrage Science Award

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New study reveals insights into ‘significant’ avoidable harm in primary care

11 November 2020

Main causes of avoidable harm found to be diagnostic error or medication incidents

Professor Colin Dayan

New role to support joint research between Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

6 November 2020

Professor Colin Dayan to work alongside leaders in both organisations to support research

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Future Leaders Fellows

6 November 2020

Cardiff University academics awarded prestigious fellowship from UKRI

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Swipe right to help tackle brain disease

2 November 2020

Scientists team up with students to create an app that sorts through thousands of brain images to help research into brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s

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First study to assess risk of COVID-19 to health of care workers in Wales

30 October 2020

Cardiff University-led study will assess health of nation’s 20,000 domiciliary care staff

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Cardiff University-led study into antibiotic use wins research paper of the year

23 October 2020

Study found simple finger-prick blood test could help to reduce antibiotic use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COVID-19 Community Journal Club

Synthesising the evidence during the pandemic: students and early career researchers rise to the challenge

24 September 2020

The journal club was set up to summarise and review the enormous volume of information coming out day-by-day, primarily to support the clinical and research endeavours of local clinicians and scientists.

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Smoking and obesity increase risk of severe Covid-19 and sepsis, new study suggests

24 September 2020

Cardiff University among large-scale collaboration of scientists from UK, Norway and USA

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Crab shell bid to tackle COVID-19

15 September 2020

Clinical Innovation Accelerator partners Pennotec