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Press Releases from 2010

Breakthrough in understanding cell development


How do plants and animals end up with right number of cells in all the right places?

Mobile allotments


With more and more people looking for green spaces to grow their own food, and waiting lists for allotments in Wales around four years, a team of Welsh students have come up with a zero-carbon and affordable mobile growing space.

Y Gŵr Cadarn


One of the earliest known plays in Welsh has been revived to delight and instruct audiences once again.

Wales set for new space mission


Wales' first ambassador for space is set to embark on a new mission to encourage schoolchildren to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

£1M research award to study new smells through synthetic biology


A team of scientists in the School of Chemistry at Cardiff University has been awarded more than £1M to carry out a collaborative study which among other applications could lead to more environmentally-friendly forms of pest control using nature’s own enzymes.

Impatient, risk-takers more likely to ‘be violent’ on nights-out


Impatient, risk-takers are more likely to commit acts of gratuitous violence on a weekend night-out, a Cardiff University study has found.

Lifetime achievement award for pancreas research


The European Pancreatic Club, the world’s first scientific society dedicated to the study of the pancreas, has presented its lifetime achievement award to Professor Ole Petersen, Director of Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences.

UK science spotlights ocean acidification


Welsh scientists are working with colleagues from around the United Kingdom to investigate the impacts of ocean acidification. Professor Paul Pearson of Cardiff University is among 101 scientists from 21 of the UK’s top scientific institutions. The UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme consists of several projects working together to investigate different aspects of this global issue.

More-than-human geographies


One of the UK’s most prominent human geographers is delivering a public lecture at Cardiff University in honour of a pioneer in the fields of geography and planning.

New link identified for bipolar disorder


Lithium has been established for more than 50 years as one of the most effective treatments for manic depression, clinically termed bipolar disorder.

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