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Press Releases from 2009

Medical students to give Cardiff a tune-up


Musical medical students from across the UK will be swapping stethoscopes for symphonies when they gather at Cardiff next week for a unique concert.

Welsh youngsters attempt world record


A scientist from Cardiff University’s Welsh School of Pharmacy is leading a record breaking attempt by Welsh youngsters to build the world’s largest DNA model.

Evidence of liquid water in comets reveals possible origin of life


Comets contained vast oceans of liquid water in their interiors during the first million years of their formation, a new study claims.

£500,000 to cut carbon in the Welsh construction industry


Ensuring the Welsh construction industry makes the most of the latest academic research into the design and delivery of low or zero carbon buildings has received a £500,000 funding boost.

Cardiff research vessel helps Secretary of State inspect Severn Estuary


Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has taken an up-close view of the Severn Estuary, courtesy of Cardiff University.

More recognition needed for fathers of children with learning disabilities


A Cardiff University academic is calling for social, health and educational services to give more attention to the role and rights of fathers in the care of children with learning disabilities.

University research into concerns about lawyers prompts government regulation


Consumers could soon be better protected in no-win no-fee legal proceedings if new government proposals based on research by Cardiff University researchers are adopted.

Medal previously given to Einstein awarded to Sir Martin Evans


Cardiff University’s Professor Sir Martin Evans FRS has been awarded one of the world’s oldest prizes for scientific achievement by the Royal Society joining an eminent list of previous recipients including Albert Einstein.

Cardiff conference highlights maritime safety


Accidents, injuries and the need to focus upon safety at sea were the essential themes of the 2009 Seafarers International Research Centre Symposium at Cardiff University.

Cardiff University website scoops international medical prize


An innovative Cardiff University website which helps parents facing the difficult decision to test for conditions like Down's syndrome in their unborn child, has scooped a major international prize.

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