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Press Releases from 2009

Unlocking immunity


Research into immunity and infection at Cardiff University has been given a multi-million pound boost with a major award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Archaeological finds bring past to life


Archaeological finds from Cardiff University’s excavations at a south Wales site will be on show to members of the public during half term (26-30 October 2009).

Peter Hain speech to defend devolution settlement


The Secretary of State of Wales, the Rt Hon Peter Hain MP, will reflect on a decade of Welsh devolution in a lecture at Cardiff University this week.

Cardiff researchers share in £1.9Million grant for cancer diagnosis research


Researchers in Cardiff University’s Department of Primary Care & Public Health are to share a grant of £1.94M to improve diagnosis of cancers.

Welsh Livery Guild award for advances on tumour syndrome therapy


Innovative research on therapy for tuberous sclerosis has won Cardiff University’s Dr Mark Davies the Welsh Livery Guild’s Merit Award for 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.