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Proboscis Monkey (DGFC) © Arthur Chung
Tribute to Excellence award for School’s Field Centre

22/11/2013

Centre recognized for contribution to the conservation effort of most valued areas of natural beauty. 

Prize for model lung built with human tissuePrize for model lung built with human tissue

13/11/13

Cardiff wins recognition for highlighting an alternative to animal testing for toxicology

Virtual rehabilitation suite for arthritis patientsVirtual rehabilitation suite for arthritis patients

10/10/13

New technology gives real-time feedback to patients in therapy for limb disorders

SnailThe overlooked effects of global change

12/09/13

How global change is causing a species mix-up

Professor Ole Petersen
Potential for new pancreatitis treatment sparks debate

03/09/2013

Scientists edge closer towards first pancreatitis treatment

Dr Henrietta Standley
Success for School of Biosciences in International Student Exchange Programme

29/08/2013

IAESTE enhances the student experience and raises the School's international profile

Do birds obey the speed limit?Do birds obey the speed limit?

27/08/13

Dr Sarah Perkins appears on BBC Radio Five Live to comment on new research

Novel model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)Novel model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

15/08/13

Modelling the neurodegenerative disease ALS to aid translational studies

New weapon to thwart 'bushmeat' tradeNew weapon to thwart 'bushmeat' trade 

14/08/13

DNA enters the fight against illegal hunting of primates

RoadkillHelp UK wildlife - be a Splatter Spotter 

07/08/13

Wildlife roadkill survey first of its kind in the UK

Signalling mechanism for regulating nerve growth
Reversing to appreciate neuronal development

02/08/2013

Prof A Davies discovers important signalling mechanism for regulating nerve growth

Sir Terry Matthews hosts cancer summitSir Terry Matthews hosts cancer summit 

24/07/13

European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute unveils new cancer-fighting strategy

Scientists edge closer towards first pancreatitis treatmentScientists edge closer towards first pancreatitis treatment

23/07/13

-20,000 people admitted to UK hospitals annually with pancreatitis

An archaeal nucleosome visualised using sequence data
Cardiff researcher finds chromatin in volcano

24/07/2013

Dr Nicholas Kent leads research that proves DNA packaging is evolutionarily ancient.

Modern-day colliers’ canariesModern-day colliers' canaries

22/07/13

Pollutant residues in the eggs of wild song-birds among highest ever found

Cancer HijackCancer Hijack

18/07/13

New stem cell insights could hold key to breast cancer therapies

Rambling Researchers conquer 10 peaks for TenovusRambling Researchers conquer 10 peaks for Tenovus

04/07/13

School of Biosciences raise £2000 for cancer

Rainforests to reefs: new initiatives and continued collaborationsDr Rainforests to reefs: news initiatives and continued collaborations

21/06/13

A continuation of world-class education and research in Malaysia

Dr Rhys Jones goes primetimeDr Rhys Jones goes primetime

19/06/13

Network TV premiere for Rhys Jones' Wildlife

Study reveals disease-causing parasites in dead ottersStudy reveals disease-causing parasites in dead otters

17/06/13

Parasite spread by cat faeces found in 39.5% of otters

First science star for Wales announcedFirst science star for Wales announced

17/06/13

First Minister for Wales and Economy & Science Minister welcome world-leading neurobiologist to Wales

Photo of Prof Steve Ormerod
Biosciences Professor given key role in NERC's Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

07/06/2013

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology establishes a new Science Development Group, chaired by Prof Ormerod

Drosophila testes containing developing sperm, stained blue
Studying sperm to understand gene regulation

07/06/2013

Research by Dr Helen White-Cooper reveals a critical mechanism for controlling gene expression

Sumatran rhinoceros
Saving the Sumatran rhinoceros

31/05/2013

Dr Benoît Goossens proposes a cohesive conservation approach

New drugs in development for treatment of osteoarthritisNew drugs in development for treatment of osteoarthritis

24/05/13

One million people see their GP about osteoarthritis every year

Learned Society of Wales logo
Professors elected fellows of the Learned Society of Wales

23/05/2013

Recognition of the excellence and achievements of Professors Paola Borri, Steve Ormerod and Andrew Weightman

Uniting to solve the mystery of mental illnessUniting to solve the mystery of mental illness

17/05/13

£5.2M Wellcome Trust boost for mental health research

Tiger, tiger, not burning so brightTiger, tiger, not burning so bright

15/05/13

Genes of tigers shot during British Raj reveal 93% of DNA variants not present in modern tigers-Habitat destruction and hunting to blame for low genetic variation

Writing with bacteria: using lasers to switch on protein activity in individual bacterial cells
Illuminating cells with synthetic biology

10/05/2013

Generating a simple light activated control system in cells

Scientist's work on synaptic plasticity earns him a FellowshipScientist's work on synaptic plasticity earns him a Fellowship

08/05/13

Professor Kevin Fox of Cardiff University is elected to the Academy of Medical Science

Athena Swan logo
Athena Swan Award Success

30/04/2013

Bronze Athena SWAN award for Cardiff School of Biosciences

Professor Lynne Boddy outside the Main Building
Professor Lynne Boddy features on the BBC World Service "Forum"

23/04/2013

Fungi and the fight for resources

Wales's Tissue Engineering Institute celebrates 10 successful yearsWales's Tissue Engineering Institute celebrates 10 successful years

10/04/13

Institute's decade of 'innovative research is already making a difference to patients and the Welsh economy'

Prof Ole PetersenBiosciences director awarded prestigious lectureship

04/04/13

Award marks a rare breaking of the American mould

Marie Curie actions logo£1M Marie Curie Fellowships boost Cardiff's research profile

02/04/13

Five International Fellows arrive in Cardiff University to bolster Wales's knowledge base

Dr Rhys Jones with a snakeUniversity's animal crime fighter launches new BBC series

02/04/13

Dr Rhys Jones of the School of Biosciences tackles animal crime head-on in 'Rhys Jones' Wildlife Patrol'

The bird that soared above the restThe bird that soared above the rest

25/03/13

Genomes reveal a rapid evolutionary change in falcons' rise to becoming the ultimate predators

Girl at Brain GamesBrain Games event success

18/03/13

Thousands learn more about the brain

Sir Martin Evans unveiling the new building plaqueUniversity school named after Wales's Nobel Prize winner

06/03/13

£4million extension to School of Biosciences opened for students

Are chemicals damaging the health of male otters?Are chemicals damaging the health of male otters

25/02/13

Hormone disrupting chemicals linked to problems in reproductive health of male otters

Photo taken on the occasion of the recent visit to Cardiff University of Sir Paul Nurse, President of The Royal Society. From left to right: Prof Hywel Thomas FRS, Prof Sir Paul Nurse FRS, Prof Sir Martin Evans FRS and Prof Ole Petersen FRS
Celebration Week for the School of Biosciences

25/02/2013

Celebration Week for the School of Biosciences

Nature counting on global unity in preventing biodiversity lossStudent adventurer launches 'Biggest and Baddest' series

18/02/13

School of Biosciences' resident adventurer goes in search of world's largest creatures

Dr Sophie Wang and Dr Valerie Meniel
Seeking out cancer stem cells

13/02/2013

Double funding success for research examining Cancer Stem Cells

Nature counting on global unity in preventing biodiversity lossNature counting on global unity in preventing biodiversity loss

08/02/13

United Nations targets on halting biodiversity loss can only be met if countries agree on common monitoring systems

Huge funding boost to help transform cancer therapiesHuge funding boost to help transform cancer therapies

08/02/13

£2.45million grant to further scientists' understanding of cancer stem cells

Endangered species project receives vital fundingEndangered species project receives vital funding

29/01/13

Funding to help tackle forest fragmentation, habitat degradation and poaching

Part of Bcl3 (red) bound as a dimer to its protein partner (blue)
Discovering a new role for a breast cancer gene

16/01/2013

Targeting Bcl3 could be advantageous in advanced breast cancer to prevent tumours spreading

Bioluminescent bacteria growing in culture
Shining Light on Co-infection

13/01/2013

A study using glowing bacteria to examine the consequences of co-infection

Co-infection and disease controlCo-infection and disease control

09/01/13

New study identifies significance of co-infection in disease control