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Researchers develop new tool to help detect hidden signs of autism in adults

17 February 2020

First-of-its-kind checklist could help diagnosis of autism which affects one in 100 people and is under-diagnosed in women

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Cardiff academic examines ‘human-centric’ cyber security

4 February 2020

Airbus Accelerator probes cyber strengths

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Novel insight into chromosome 21 and its effect on Down syndrome

31 January 2020

Cardiff University researchers observed three gene groups with importance for memory function

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MSc Psychology conversion course launched

9 January 2020

The School of Psychology has launched an innovative Master’s course that enables people to pursue a career in psychology after completing an unrelated undergraduate degree.

Pregnant woman

‘Depression in pregnancy alters male infant behaviour - but mothers don’t notice’

6 December 2019

New study suggests mothers with emotional issues do not recognise their sons’ difficulties, leading to delays in support

Lorraine Whitmarsh

Cardiff University academic to take lead role in citizens’ assembly on climate change

25 November 2019

Climate Assembly UK will work on ways to cut carbon emissions

Brain Box

Virtual MRI scan for pupils

21 October 2019

University offers VR scan as part of ‘Brain Box’ resource for teachers

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Tone of voice crucial in conversations with teenagers

27 September 2019

New study showed adolescents were less likely to want to engage with schoolwork when mothers spoke with a pressurising tone

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Two-thirds of people support limiting air travel to tackle climate change

18 September 2019

Urgency of climate change is now recognised amongst public, according to a survey from brand new £5m social transformation research centre

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Researchers to investigate solitude and the physics of the Universe

4 September 2019

Two projects from Cardiff University win major funding totalling €3.38m

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‘Key player’ identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions

21 August 2019

New research increases understanding of brain changes in schizophrenia and autism

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Very little public support for relaxing rules and regulations around fracking

1 August 2019

Gulf between UK fracking industry and public opinion laid bare as less than 1 in 10 people say regulation of shale gas extraction is too strict

Summer School China

First Psychology Summer School delegates welcomed from China

17 July 2019

This week saw the first delegates from Beijing Normal University and Wuhan University arrive in Cardiff for this year’s Psychology Summer School.

People's Choice award winners 2019

Award for system that helps professionals spot signs of child autism

4 June 2019

Partnership wins ‘People’s Choice’

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Awards celebrate power of partnerships

16 May 2019

Vote for ‘People’s Choice’ and win an iPad Mini

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Award for system that spots SIGNS of autism

16 May 2019

Healthcare accolade for School of Psychology

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Significant lifestyle shifts required to avoid worst impacts of climate change

12 April 2019

A five-year study has revealed that in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, people must adopt a meaningful low-carbon lifestyle change.

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UK gets new £5 million climate change research centre

21 March 2019

Understanding the society-wide transformations urgently required to bring about a sustainable, low-carbon future

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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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Ageing damages the brain’s support cells

31 January 2019

Cardiff University scientists shed light on processes behind age-related decline in brain structures important for memory