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A selection of news highlights from the media in December 2010 and January 2011. The Public Relations office prepares and distributes media releases on behalf of the University and each year responds to more than 600 calls from the media (ranging from expert comment to filming location requests).
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute – Stephen Fry
Sustainable Places Research Institute – Griff Rhys Jones
Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute – Sir Terry Matthews
Coverage of the announcement included: The Guardian, Western Mail, South Wales Echo, MediaWales On-line, Real Radio, and News Wales.
Watch videos of the new patrons and view a gallery from the launch event
Patron of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, Stephen Fry, tweeted these words to his 2,106,327 followers on the morning of the official launch event of the University's Research Institutes (January 10th 2011):
FV-100, the anti-shingles drug developed in collaboration with Professor Chris McGuigan's research group at the Welsh School of Pharmacy, had promising results in its phase 2 trial, pharmaceutical company Inhibitex reported. Inhibitex announced that they had achieved clinical 'proof-of-concept' in shingles patients. This development was featured in the South Wales Echo and Western Mail.
New Zealand Herald, Times of India, The Daily Telegraph, Western Mail, The Scotsman and Irish Independent are amongst those to report that long-term committed relationships are good for your mental and physical health, according to Dr John Gallacher, School of Medicine, and a Cardiff student writing in the student BMJ.
President’s Scholar Matthew Dray, School of Biosciences, talks about the support the Cardiff University Scholarship has given him in The Times Masterclass Features.
Cardiff is a partner of international research news website Futurity. All partners are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU) or the Russell Group.
Research findings from the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences published in the journal Science and featured on Futurity in January 2011, revealed that changes in the circulation of the ocean have been more dramatic than previously thought. This shift in ocean currents may have caused the cold weather this winter, with an increase in northerly Arctic winds.
These research findings were also featured in the One India News, Western Mail, Media Wales, and on sify.com.
Staff can also view copies of articles in full via the comprehensive news database Lexis Nexis. Copies of coverage from the last month can also be requested from the Public Relations Office. Please contact Jessica Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org or 70298) or Catrin Palfrey (email@example.com or 70293).
If you have a potential news story, please contact the Public Relations Team.
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