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Press Releases from 2009

‘Cut waits for vital cancer genetic tests in Wales’ says expert


A leading Cardiff University cancer genetics expert will today (Tuesday 8th December) call for greater investment in genetic testing services in Wales in a bid to prevent patients waiting up to three years for a vital cancer genetic test.

New £4M scholarships offer students even more opportunities


Thirty first-year undergraduate students at Cardiff University are to benefit from a £1,000 scholarship scheme for students studying science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) subjects at research-intensive universities.

Partnership targets treatment advances for major diseases


A partnership between a world-leading research group at Cardiff University and an Oxford-based biotechnology company will refine new drugs to treat cancer, HIV and autoimmune disease.

Cardiff students take control of world’s largest radio telescope


A group of Cardiff students will take control of one of the world’s most powerful radio telescopes next week (Monday 7th December) as part of an innovative Cardiff University astronomy link-up.

New Humanities programme at Cardiff’s Centre for Lifelong Learning


Cardiff University today launches its Spring CHOICES programme of part-time courses, including a wide range of subjects in the Humanities. Nearly 150 CHOICES courses will be on offer for the Spring and Summer with a very wide range of subjects available for the public to dip into.

First Minister leaves a legacy of investment in Welsh health research


First Minister for Wales Rhodri Morgan today visited examples of the world-leading healthcare research brought to Wales during his time in office.

£1M to HELP tackle obesity risks during pregnancy


A joint Cardiff University and NHS study designed to establish whether encouraging obese pregnant women to eat more healthily and take more exercise has a positive impact on both mother and child has received a £1M funding boost.

Nobel Laureate appointed as president at Cardiff University


Cardiff University will today mark the Inauguration of its new President, formally passing the honour from one major figure in the University’s history to another.

Opera students lead anthems at Cardiff Blues -V-Australia rugby match


The Cardiff Blues first ever rugby match against an international team will be kicked off by two singers from the International Academy of Voice at Cardiff University.

Royal recognition for Cardiff research which made the streets safer


Pioneering Cardiff University research into violence, alcohol and late-night safety has been recognised with one of the highest awards in the academic world.