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Press Releases from 2009

Expert questions uses of DNA testing


Should DNA be used to determine the nationality of asylum seekers? How will the NHS cope with patients concerned about results of over the counter genetic tests?

Smoking during pregnancy puts children at risk of psychotic symptoms


Mothers who smoke during pregnancy put their children at greater risk of developing psychotic symptoms in their teenage years.

Eating sweets every day in childhood ‘increases adult aggression’


Children who eat sweets and chocolate every day are more likely to be violent as adults, according to new research.

Volunteers needed as Cardiff tests age-old cold remedy


For years, Echinacea, an extract of a North American daisy-like plant, has been a popular remedy to ward off colds and flu.

Cardiff centre offers new focus for optometrists


The UK’s first centre offering optometrists access to dedicated postgraduate and professional development opportunities will be officially opened by the First Minister for Wales, Rhodri Morgan today (Wednesday 30th September).

Commitment to women in science recognised


Cardiff University’s commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national award.

Welsh business urged to sign-up for Cardiff University expertise


Welsh businesses looking to improve their economic competitiveness and develop new products with the help and support of Cardiff University experts are being urged to sign-up for a free business awareness event.

Share inherited cancer fears with digital stories


People who have experienced the fear of inheriting cancer are being offered the chance to record their feelings and experiences for the benefit of others in a new digital story project organised by Cardiff University's Institute of Medical Genetics.

Cardiff University celebrates international students’ English language success


A group of international students who passed a key Cardiff University course designed to equip them with English language skills for their University studies have been celebrated at an official awards ceremony.

Cardiff University and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water join forces on research


Wales’ ability to protect its environment and manage long-term water supplies against the threat of climate change has been boosted by a new link-up between Cardiff University and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water.