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Press Releases from 2010

Find out what the Romans really did for us!


This bank holiday weekend (28-30 August) visitors to excavations at the Roman fortress in Caerleon will have the chance to discover more about one of the most monumental Roman discoveries of recent times.

New Director for Cardiff School of Engineering


Cardiff University has appointed Professor Karen Holford as the new Director of Cardiff School of Engineering, one of the premier engineering schools in the UK. The School has around 1,300 undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 300 staff.

South Wales students get a ‘step-up’ to Uni


Like hundreds of successful A-level students, Alex Jones and Henna Ahmed are looking forward to life at university.

US experts back wave antenna for NASA space mission


A unique antenna which could help unveil a new window on the universe by observing thousands of gravitational waves should be one of NASA's next space missions according to a group of leading US experts.

Cardiff film screening unites science with fiction


A unique film screening experience designed to explain the science behind the fiction takes place at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre later this week (Friday 27th August).

Helping children and young people with type 1 diabetes to help themselves


A new study co-led by Cardiff University and Bangor University with a team of experts from across the UK is seeking to establish the best way of presenting information in order to help children and young people with type 1 diabetes look after themselves.

German Academy honour for “outstanding” Cardiff physiologist


Professor Ole Petersen, Director of Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences, has been elected to one of the world’s oldest and most important academic societies, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

Major archaeological discovery at Roman site in Wales


Archaeologists from Cardiff University have made a major new discovery that will change the way we think about how Britain was conquered and occupied by the Roman army almost 2,000 years ago.

Historic Welsh ballads online for a new global audience


Historic news once sung on street corners is now being captured online in a new virtual resource.

Trials could lead to new treatments for rare inherited disease


People with a rare inherited disease resulting in severe swelling of soft tissues, particularly around the eyes, lips, nose, and tongue, that in the most severe cases can lead sufferers to choke to death, could soon be treated with new and more effective treatments a leading Welsh scientist argues this week.

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