Cardiff University School of Medicine - news archive
Preventing blood poisoning
YesterdayWork led by Dr Mario Labéta and published in the journal Science Translational Medicine by Dr Anne-Catherine Raby et al demonstrates that peptides derived from the body’s natural immune sensors …
- Preventing blood poisoning
- May 2013
Success at the BMJ Improving Health Awards 2013
13th May 2013Success at the BMJ Improving Health Awards 2013
TRON Study on ITV News
9th May 2013The TRON Study featured in a news article broadcast on ITV recently
Careers in Research Online Survey 2013
7th May 2013Please complete CROS if your primary responsibility is to conduct research and you are employed for this purpose. It should only take about 20 minutes to complete the survey, but …
TRON Clinician Completes Marathon
3rd May 2013Dr Anurag Saxena recently took part in the Virgin London Marathon to raise money for the Tuberous Sclerosis Association.
- Success at the BMJ Improving Health Awards 2013
- April 2013
Athena SWAN Bronze
25th April 2013Following, an Athena SWAN award assessment panel, the panel agreed that the School of Medicine submission had clearly reached the required standard for a Bronze award.
Substantial boost for innovative research
24th April 2013Cross-disciplinary research teams led by Dr Timothy Bowen and Dr Matthias Eberl at the School of Medicine receive prestigious Product Development Awards worth a total of £625,000 through the Invention …
Philippa Marrack to give the Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2013 - British Society for Immunology
22nd April 2013The lecture on 9th October, co-organised by the School of Medicine and the British Society for Immunology, will be given by one of the most eminent immunologists in the world.
A better Athena SWAN application
19th April 2013This charter of commitment to women's careers in STEM is gaining traction, says Paul Brennan, but it's not enough to 'look' good – departments must follow through with action.
Cardiff launches nation-wide study into dialysis-related infections
16th April 2013Clinicians and researchers at Cardiff University and the University Hospital Wales are launching a UK-wide multicentre study to help identify new diagnostic biomarkers in peritoneal dialysis patients during episodes of …
Curbing patients’ risky behaviour - Cardiff University
16th April 2013Much of the burden of disease and ill health facing the NHS is as a result of ‘risky’ health behaviours such as smoking, excess drinking and over-eating. Given that time …
I&I Annual Meeting to take place at Court Colman Manor, Bridgend - Cardiff University
12th April 2013This year's meeting of the Institute of Infection & Immunity is held on 26 September 2013, featuring Marc Veldhoen (Cambridge), Jamie Rossjohn (Monash), Andrew Brooks (Melbourne) and Paul Davis (Mologic).
Outcome of academic research misconduct investigation - Cardiff University
10th April 2013A Formal Investigation Panel has rejected allegations of research misconduct against Professor Paul Morgan and other members of his research group.
- Athena SWAN Bronze
- March 2013
CORE INFO team shortlisted for BMJ Child Health Team of the Year
14th March 2013Cardiff Child Protection Systematic Reviews
STAR trial paper shortlisted for BMJ Research Paper of the Year
14th March 2013Effectiveness of multifaceted educational programme to reduce antibiotic dispensing in primary care: practice based randomised controlled trial.
Tackling Type 1 diabetes - Cardiff University
12th March 2013Preventing Type 1 diabetes could one day become a reality if clinical trials of a new vaccine lead by Professor Colin Dayan from the School of Medicine prove successful.
Creating Jobs - Cardiff University
8th March 2013The University’s world-leading medical research has helped created 500 new full-time posts and brought some £220M of external funding into the Welsh economy, an audit has uncovered.
University medical research adds £220m - Wales Online
8th March 2013Cardiff University’s medical research has created 500 new posts and generated £220m of external funding into the Welsh economy, an audit shows.
INSPIRE Taster Day
6th March 2013Successful INSPIRE Taster Day organised by Cardiff University Research Society.
Novel approach to treating glue ear could save children from surgery - Cardiff University
6th March 2013A new trial is underway to determine if a short course of oral steroids can improve the hearing of children suffering from glue ear, thanks to a £1.3M research grant …
China link-up to create better cancer treatments - Cardiff University
1st March 2013The Cardiff University - Peking University Oncology Joint-Institute was launched this week.
- CORE INFO team shortlisted for BMJ Child Health Team of the Year
- February 2013
Health of premature babies
19th February 2013Parents in Wales are being invited to take part in a major questionnaire in a bid to help University experts improve the health and treatments for children born prematurely.
Insulin health risks - Cardiff University
5th February 2013Patients with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin could be exposed to a greater risk of health complications, a new Institute of Primary Care & Public Health study has found.
- Health of premature babies
- January 2013
ICBP study published in the British Journal of Cancer
30th January 2013Dr Kate Brain and colleagues at the School of Medicine provide the Welsh data for the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP)
Erasmus student perspective on Infection & Immunity
8th January 2013The Institute of Infection and Immunity are very pleased to be hosting Erasmus student, Simona Boschet, from Italy. Simona joined us this September, beginning a six month virology placement with …
New Year Honours 2013 - Cardiff University
8th January 2013Leading figures in Cardiff University School of Medicine have received royal recognition in the Queen's annual New Year Honours.
- ICBP study published in the British Journal of Cancer
- December 2012
New 'fats' could offer clues to treating heart disease
18th December 2012A team of Cardiff scientists has identified new fats in the human body which they hope could offer new clues in understanding why blood arteries become clogged.
- New 'fats' could offer clues to treating heart disease
- November 2012
The School of Medicine Student Achievement Day, 2012
26th November 2012The School of Medicine has formally recognised the exceptional performance of medical students in academic and other pursuits at its fifth annual Student Achievement Day.
2012 Excellence in Teaching Awards
26th November 2012The School of Medicine has honoured outstanding teachers in the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Awards.
CLL Open Day
14th November 2012The Cardiff CLL Research Group hosted a successful CLL Open Day which brought together Leukaemia and Lymphoma funded researchers and patients.
Athena SWAN Survey
14th November 2012During the summer, over half of the School of Medicine participated in a survey to try to help us identify and improve areas of concern. The results of the survey …
- The School of Medicine Student Achievement Day, 2012
- October 2012
Institute of Infection and Immunity launches newsletter 2012
29th October 2012It is with great pleasure that the newly created Cardiff Institute of Infection and Immunity launches its first annual newsletter
Celebrating Excellence Award for James Matthews
25th October 2012Dr James Matthews from the Cardiff Institute of Infection & Immunity receives the Celebrating Excellence Award 2012 for “Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Engagement”
Professor Dayan hosts meeting to launch 6 million Euro funded project.
23rd October 2012Professor Dayan of the Institute of Molecular & Experimental Medicine a meeting to launch the EU funded Enhanced Epidermal Antigen Specific Immunotherapy (EE-ASI) research consortium. The consortium, coordinated by Professor …
How to succeed in Science and enjoy making new discoveries
12th October 2012Jonathan Yewdell from the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, USA) gives an inspiring Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2012
- Institute of Infection and Immunity launches newsletter 2012
- September 2012
Infection and Immunity Annual Meeting 2012
26th September 2012First annual meeting of the newly created Cardiff Institute of Infection and Immunity held on 12 September 2012 in the stunning location of the Royal Welsh College of Music and …
Protein study gives IVF couples hope - BBC
24th September 2012Scientists at Cardiff University believe adding protein to human sperm could help improve male fertility, dramatically increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy.
Research Excellence Recognised - Cardiff University
4th September 2012University excellence in undertaking multi-centre clinical trials and other well-designed studies has secured national recognition.
- Infection and Immunity Annual Meeting 2012
- August 2012
A novel pathway for the regulation of inflammation
27th August 2012Cardiff Researchers help characterise a novel and unexpected collaboration between immune receptors that suppresses inflammation and identifies potential new therapeutic targets for the amelioration of inflammatory disease.
- A novel pathway for the regulation of inflammation
- July 2012
Academic led Phase II study in patients with colorectal cancer
19th July 2012Patient recruitment is now underway by clinical colleagues in Velindre Hospital for a study based in the Clinical Research Facility at the University Hospital of Wales.
Excellence in Teaching Awards 2012: Nominations open
16th July 2012Each year the School of Medicine recognises members of staff in the University and in the NHS who have provided excellent teaching or support for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students.
New Chairperson for Athena SWAN Initiative
12th July 2012Professor Susan Wong has been appointed Chairperson for the Athena SWAN Initiative.
Cardiff and Vale UHB Scoops Two NHS Wales Awards - Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
4th July 2012Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is celebrating after winning two NHS Wales Awards for its innovative work to improve care for patients.
- Academic led Phase II study in patients with colorectal cancer
- June 2012
Successful year for BSI South Wales Immunology Group
25th June 2012The South Wales regional group of the British Society for Immunology is looking back at their most successful year since their foundation, dominated by their hosting of the BSI Summer …
20th June 2012Sioned Owen, a PhD student in the Metastasis & Angiogenesis research Group and Helen O'Hara, administrative support, both successfully completed thier skydive challenge to raise money for Cancer Research Wales …
Professor Peter Elwood recognised in the Queen's birthday honours
19th June 2012Honorary Professor School of Medicine, is appointed OBE.
OBE for Dr Debbie Cohen
19th June 2012Dr Debbie Cohen from MEDIC has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2012.
New arthritis research centre unveiled - Cardiff University
11th June 2012Wales' first research centre dedicated to developing new drugs and treatments to ease the pain and suffering of arthritis sufferers has been unveiled.
- Successful year for BSI South Wales Immunology Group
- May 2012
Professor John Bligh receives William Pickles awards
17th May 2012Professor John Bligh, the School of Medicine's Dean of Medical Education, has been awarded the prestigious William Pickles Lectureship and medal.
Major funding success for diabetes study lead by Prof Dayan of IMEM
15th May 2012Professor Colin Dayan of the Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine is to coordinate a major diabetes study with 6 million Euro funding (subject to final confirmation) from the EU's …
‘Hi-jacking’ the body’s killer cells could help fight cancer
6th May 2012‘Hijacking’ cells in the body that normally attack common infections to target cancer instead could offer the body a ready-made army against the killer disease, a team led by Oxford-based …
University researchers win best poster competition
4th May 2012A School of Medicine research team, in partnership with collaborators from across the NHS and academia, have won 1st prize in a competition to produce the best poster at the …
Prestigious Senior Fellowship awarded to Cardiff immunologist
1st May 2012Congratulations to Dr Ian Humphreys from the Institute of Infection & Immunity on the recent awarding of a highly prestigious 5-year Senior Research Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Sciences by the …
- Professor John Bligh receives William Pickles awards
- April 2012
Major new diabetes study gets underway
25th April 2012Cardiff University is set to play a key role in a newly launched multi-national MID-Frail Study which will focus on frail older people with diabetes.
Beating breast cancer
25th April 2012Researchers based at the Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, together with collaborators at the University of Sheffield, are set to investigate ways to improve the treatment and survival …
Athena SWAN survey
19th April 2012The Athena Swan survey remains open for completion until Friday 4th May.
Philip Banfield: Welsh Clinical Teacher of the Year
5th April 2012North Wales based consultant Mr Philip Banfield has won the prestigious BMA Cymru Wales/BMJ Learning Group Clinical Teacher of the Year award.
- Major new diabetes study gets underway
- March 2012
IMEM PhD student wins best presentation award
26th March 2012Adam Midgley, an Age UK-funded PhD student wins best presentation at European Kidney meeting.
Capturing life in Zambia - Cardiff University
21st March 2012Moving new pictures sent back from Zambia are providing a powerful glimpse into the lives and the people a University-inspired charity is supporting.
Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management
20th March 2012Applications are open until the end of March 2012 to become a Founding member of the new Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.
Science in Health Live 2012 - Cardiff University
19th March 2012What can stop cancer cells from spreading? How can we harness the immune system to treat disease? Can our genes make us susceptible to psychiatric disorders?
University & Toray collaborate to create Microarray Laboratory
2nd March 2012Cardiff University and Toray collaborate to provide 3D-Gene™ microarray services
- IMEM PhD student wins best presentation award
- February 2012
New study aims to help adults maintain weight loss
24th February 2012£1.5 million boost for obesity research.
Talking the same language when it comes to Antibiotic Resistance
24th February 2012Results from the GRACE study: Genomics to combat resistance against antibiotics in community-acquired LRTI in Europe
Students recognised for research excellence - Cardiff University
17th February 2012Two Cardiff students have talked their way to UK recognition for their pioneering medical research.
NDM-1 superbug is the result of a freak genetic mistake
13th February 2012Research in the Institute of Infection & Immunity reveals that a new superbug spreading across the world is the result of a recent and rare genetic fusion.
Cutting ‘unnecessary’ antibiotic prescriptions - Cardiff University
10th February 2012A major University study which led to long-term reductions in the number of antibiotic prescriptions by Welsh GPs could see ‘unnecessary’ prescriptions cut by 1.6M per year, if replicated across …
£4.5M biomedical research boost
3rd February 2012Leading university neuroscience and immunology research which helps translate new knowledge into improved clinical practice and treatments for the benefit of patients is set to receive a £4.5M funding boost.
- New study aims to help adults maintain weight loss
- January 2012
‘Killer cells’ and diabetes - Cardiff University
16th January 2012Killer T-cells in the human body which help protect us from disease can inadvertently destroy cells that produce insulin, new University research has uncovered.
Type 1 diabetes discovery by Cardiff University and King's College - BBC
16th January 2012Scientists say they have uncovered new evidence which it is hoped could eventually help diagnose and prevent type 1 diabetes.
Cardiff scientists lead European network on peritoneal dialysis - www.youtube.com
13th January 2012Cardiff University scientists are set to lead a major new European-wide training and research network designed to improve treatment for patients needing dialysis for kidney failure.
- ‘Killer cells’ and diabetes - Cardiff University
- December 2011
Cardiff Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre's £2m boost - BBC
22nd December 2011A cancer centre in Cardiff is to receive £2m in new funding from the Welsh government and the charity Cancer Research UK.
Medical - Attention!
20th December 2011Cardiff medical students put through their leadership paces
Leading neurosurgery research - Cardiff University
20th December 2011The University’s first Professor of Neurosurgery to help lead the next generation of neurosurgeons and neurosurgery research has been appointed.
MediWales Innovation Awards 2011 - Cardiff University
19th December 2011A device developed at Cardiff University’s School of Medicine and manufactured in South Wales has scooped two MediWales Innovation Awards.
University spin-outs get major boost - Cardiff University
14th December 2011Fusion IP, the University’s business management and investment partner has announced a number of key developments significantly boosting the prospects of Cardiff spin-outs.
Achievement in health innovation - Cardiff University
7th December 2011University scientists have been recognised for innovation in health and social care with awards presented by the First Minister of Wales.
- Cardiff Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre's £2m boost - BBC
- November 2011
Pioneering international partnership honoured - Cardiff University
30th November 2011Cardiff’s ground-breaking cancer research partnership work with China has won the International Collaboration category at the annual Times Higher Education awards.
PhD student wins Welsh Microbiological Association President’s Award
29th November 2011Cardiff University NISCHR funded PhD student wins Welsh Microbiological Association President’s Award
Cochrane Building: Open for students - Cardiff University
21st November 2011The University’s new flagship health education centre offering students the latest teaching, library and state-of-the-art simulation facilities has been officially opened.
Cochrane Building: Open for students - Cardiff University
18th November 2011The University’s new flagship health education centre offering students the latest teaching, library and state-of-the-art simulation facilities has been officially opened.
Understanding schizophrenia - Cardiff University
16th November 2011Genetic mutations that cause schizophrenia could be linked to systems in the brain responsible for learning and memory, a major University study suggests.
IQ link to drug use - Cardiff University
16th November 2011Girls with high childhood IQs are more likely to take illegal drugs in their 30s, University research has uncovered.
Preventing prostate cancer death - Cardiff University
16th November 2011Combining radiotherapy and hormone therapy in patients with prostate cancer significantly improves men’s survival compared with hormone therapy treatment alone.
Pioneering treatment extends to China - Cardiff University
16th November 2011Surgical treatment which is helping thousands of British breast cancer patients could soon be helping patients in China. Cardiff University scientists, who developed sentinal node biopsy training in the UK, …
New ADHD findings - Cardiff University
14th November 2011A combination of rare and common genetic variations could play a part in biological pathways linked to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
£2M boost for schizophrenia research - Cardiff University
10th November 2011A £2.3M funding boost designed to help scientists pinpoint which genes can put people at increased risk of schizophrenia has been awarded to a team of leading University scientists.
- Pioneering international partnership honoured - Cardiff University
- October 2011
Prof Nick Topley hosts 10th EuroPD Meeting - www.youtube.com
22nd October 2011Interview with Professor Nick Topley, President of the European Peritoneal Dialysis (EuroPD) Meeting and Director of the Institute for Translation, Innovation, Methodology and Engagement (TIME) at Cardiff University, School of …
Do some fats make us ill? - Cardiff University
21st October 2011Bridgend pupils got the chance to take part in a unique scientific challenge designed to help identify whether eating certain types of fats could be making us ill.
Award Success for Hall Lock System
21st October 2011Last night Flexicare in conjunction with the Academic Department of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care & Pain medicine won an important award.
Stephen Rollnick wins international Engel prize
19th October 2011American Academy of Communication in Healthcare
International collaboration recognised - Cardiff University
18th October 2011A pioneering partnership between Cardiff and Capital Medical University in China which aims to find new approaches to detecting and treating cancer has been shortlisted for a major higher education …
Cardiff scientists lead European drive to improve dialysis treatment
18th October 2011Cardiff University scientists are set to lead a major new European-wide training and research network designed to improve treatment for patients needing dialysis for kidney failure.
MEDIC Staff briefing October 2011
14th October 2011News & information round-up for School staff - restructuring, Medical Education, opening of the Cochrane Building and other matters
Andy Carson-Stevens receives Welsh Livery Guild Gold Award 2011
10th October 2011Awarded in recognition of a major contribution for the benefit of the people of Wales.
Bruce Beutler receives Nobel Prize
3rd October 2011Prof Bruce Beutler from The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla (California), who earlier this year gave an outstanding Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture at Cardiff University, has just received the …
- Prof Nick Topley hosts 10th EuroPD Meeting - www.youtube.com
- September 2011
Motor Neuron Disease gene pinpointed - Cardiff University
22nd September 2011Families suffering from a history of motor neuron disease have helped an international team locate a new gene linked to the incurable disease.
Schizophrenia and Bipolar understanding advanced - Cardiff University
20th September 2011Common genetic variants contribute to the risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, an international research consortium has discovered.
Breakthrough in blood clotting
17th September 2011World leaders in all aspects of clotting and bleeding disorders met to discuss latest developments in the field at a recent University conference.
PhD student discovers breast cancer's 'Achilles heel'
14th September 2011Cardiff University PhD student Luke Piggott has identified a weakness in breast cancer cells which could help prevent the disease from spreading.
Surprising role for suppressive cytokine in antiviral immune responses
14th September 2011A molecule normally implicated in restraining immune responses is also capable of stimulating defences against virus infection, according to new research, by promoting the survival of a population of immune …
- Motor Neuron Disease gene pinpointed - Cardiff University
- August 2011
Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Award for Dr David Cole
23rd August 2011Dave Cole has been awarded 5 years worth of funding (£771,080) to study the structural and biophysical parameters that govern T-cell receptor binding to peptide-major histocompatibility complex class II, and …
Could T-cells hold the key to curing cancer? - Wales Online
22nd August 2011Health Wales is highlighting the work of Welsh Crucible researchers – the cream of Welsh research talent. Dr David Cole explains his research and why T-cells could hold the key …
Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Doctors and the Future Clinical Leaders
11th August 2011To ensure that Cardiff’s medical graduates are well placed to meet this challenge the University has invited Professor Alex Anstey and Dr Stephen Hunter to join the C21 project team …
CBS Award for Best Poster Presentation
1st August 2011CBS award an iPad for the Best Poster Presentation at the recent Summer School of the British Society for Immunology held at St Donat's Castle
- Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Award for Dr David Cole
- July 2011
Fiona Philllips - Wales Online
24th July 2011TV PRESENTER Fiona Phillips has opened her heart about the agony of her parents being stricken with Alzheimer’s – and her own fears about suffering the condition.
Global interest in South Wales immunology
21st July 2011Over the past 12 months, the website of the BSI South Wales Immunology Group has been visited by people from >120 different countries in the world, thus successfully promoting South …
Freezer Challenge 2011
19th July 2011Freezer Challenge 2011, raising awareness about the energy costs of running freezers
£3M boost for Wales’ mental health - Cardiff University
12th July 2011Wales’ first centre designed to bring frontline mental health workers and the University’s world-leading researchers together for the benefit of patients, has been announced.
BSI Summer School 2011 - “Ghosts from the Past”
11th July 2011Summer School of the British Society for Immunology held at St Donat's Castle, 5-8 July 2011, with support by the School of Medicine and the i3-IRG.
Preventing the spread of HIV - Cardiff University
11th July 2011Professor Vincent Piguet is awarded almost a million dollars by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to examine how key immune cells in the skin can be targeted to cause …
Medical Students Help Deliver Health Workshops - Cardiff University
4th July 2011Cardiff medical students deliver interactive health workshops to children from across South East Wales.
- Fiona Philllips - Wales Online
- June 2011
Run Go Zambia Run!
15th June 2011Calling all runners or non-runners for that matter! Want to have fun running for a great cause? Look no further - dig out those trainers and get training!
Dr Lesley Lowes Promotion to Readership
6th June 2011The Department of Child Health announce Dr Lesley Lowes' promotion to Readership
- Run Go Zambia Run!
- May 2011
Jolly Roger's Mackerel Magic
24th May 2011Dr Roger Seal was a renowned doctor, sailor, fisherman and cook, who passed away peacefully in March 2010. As a tribute to Roger, Chris Seal, one of Roger’s sons, has …
Turf cut on Hadyn Ellis Building - Cardiff University
19th May 2011The first turf has been cut on the site of the University’s flagship new research building, named in honour of the late Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Hadyn Ellis.
Leading Medical Research - Cardiff University
13th May 2011Professor Paul Morgan, Dean of the School of Medicine has been appointed a member of the influential Medical Research Council’s (MRC) governing body.
A life in Medicine - Cardiff University
13th May 2011Prof Anthony Campbell's influential 40-year career in medical science is celebrated at an international event
Excellence in Teaching Awards 2011
12th May 2011The School of Medicine’s Excellence in Teaching Awards recognise those who achieve teaching excellence in a number of categories.
Tackling mood disorders - Cardiff University
5th May 2011Japan’s first network of leading scientists, policy makers and patients interested in gaining greater understanding, treating and changing attitudes towards mood disorders has been set-up following a visit by University …
- Jolly Roger's Mackerel Magic
- April 2011
Bruce Beutler, USA: The Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2011
28th April 2011This year’s Jonathan Boulter Memorial lecture was held on Wednesday April 27. On this occasion, it was a privilege to host Professor Bruce Beutler, Chairman of the Department of Genetics …
Cardiff Meds win the NAMS cup
18th April 2011Cardiff beat Nottingham with a score of 21 - 12 in the final of the NAMS cup for the 16th consecutive year. The game took place on Saturday 16 April …
Revolutionary medicine - Cardiff University
14th April 2011Revolutionary spirit invoked in fight against liver disease
Public release of the i3-IRG Newsletter 2011
13th April 2011The Infection, Immunity & Inflammation Interdisciplinary Research Group at Cardiff University is making their most recent research update available to the public.
New antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovery
7th April 2011Disease-causing bacteria carrying the new genetic resistance to antibiotics, NDM-1 have been discovered in New Delhi’s drinking water supply by a Cardiff-led team.
Understanding Alzheimer's - Cardiff University
4th April 2011Search uncovers five new Alzheimer's genes. A leading Research Institute scientist’s search for factors that increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s has uncovered five new genes to help pinpoint what’s …
- Bruce Beutler, USA: The Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2011
- March 2011
Clinical Ethics Group Annual Conference
30th March 2011Equitable Healthcare Delivery: Priority or Fantasy?
Lipid research awarded major funding from the Wellcome Trust
29th March 2011Researchers at the School of Medicine have been awarded a programme grant of over £1.1M from the Wellcome Trust for studies into the chemical and biological actions of new lipids …
Science in Health Live
18th March 2011More than 500 young people - including 40 from schools located in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Wales - gathered at the Heath Park campus for Science in …
Sperm protein in Biochem Journal
16th March 2011Cardiff researchers show that a mutation in sperm PLC-zeta causes male infertility
C21 All Clear
9th March 2011A recent consultation exercise providing stakeholders the opportunity the opportunity to have their say on the future of medical education in Cardiff has given overwhelming support to the C21 project …
Leadership vacancies in C21
8th March 2011As part of its C21 project, the medical school is looking to recruit three outstanding educators to lead the development and implementation of a number of initiatives to support the …
Medical Education Conference
8th March 2011Staff, students and colleagues from across the NHS in Wales attended the ‘First Annual Curriculum Conference’ to learn about the latest developments in medical education and how Cardiff is working …
HPV Research Team runs for CRW
6th March 2011The HPV team completed the St. Davids's Day Run on Sunday 6th March and raised £316.50 for Cancer Research Wales. The HPV Research Team doned on their white coats to …
School of Medicine Celebrates Student Achievements
4th March 2011Learning, teaching and extracurricular activities all recognised at one of the highlights of the School's year
Improving drug safety - Cardiff University
1st March 2011Errors when injecting drugs into patients could be eradicated thanks to a pioneering invention by Professor Judith Hall.
AOME Gold Medal
1st March 2011A leading University expert in medical education has been awarded the highest ever prize by his colleagues in recognition of his ‘outstanding’ achievements in developing and implementing world-class medical education.
Clinical skills appointment
1st March 2011Cardiff University School of Medicine makes a new appointment: Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation.
- Clinical Ethics Group Annual Conference
- February 2011
First Minister launches PET Centre
18th February 2011The First Minister of Wales, the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, has officially launched the new Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging Centre.
New Research Degree Launched
7th February 2011School of Medicine launches one year Master of Research in Biomedical Research Programme.
- First Minister launches PET Centre
- January 2011
European support for infection control in newborn babies
31st January 2011Evaluation of Azithromycin for the treatment of infections in newborn babies to be coordinated by Cardiff-based researchers
Grant Award for Promising Scientists - Cardiff University
28th January 2011Two of the University’s most promising young scientists have been awarded a major international grant designed to kick-start pioneering research in understanding and treating mental illness.
mp tour - Cardiff University
28th January 2011Brecon and Radnorshire MP Roger Williams has learned about Cardiff’s cutting edge research to help patients with psychiatric illnesses.
Have your say: medical school consultation
26th January 2011The University has launched a consultation exercise giving you the chance to have your say on the way medical students are taught in Wales
DNA under new spotlight - Cardiff University
19th January 2011A unique view of human DNA developed by University scientists could offer a valuable new insight into the development and treatment of conditions like cancer.
Mutation in complement protein leads to severe renal disease
4th January 2011Heurich M, Martínez-Barricarte R, Francis NJ, Roberts DL, Rodríguez de Córdoba S, Morgan BP, Harris CL. Human C3 mutation reveals a mechanism of Dense Deposit Disease pathogenesis and provides novel …
- European support for infection control in newborn babies
- December 2010
Perinatal psychiatry - Cardiff University
20th December 2010A University academic who has helped to advance knowledge of why new mothers may become mentally unwell has been recognised for his work.
New home for cancer genetics
2nd December 2010A new flagship building to help the University lead the genetic fight against cancer has been officially opened by the First Minister of Wales, Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones.
- Perinatal psychiatry - Cardiff University
- November 2010
Pain Community Centre
18th November 2010Launch of the new Pain Community Centre website by Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine.
New bowel cancer gene discovery - Cardiff University
15th November 2010Targeting a single gene target could help boost bowel cancer survival rates by three months
MRC Project Funding for CMV Researchers
12th November 2010Congratulations to Prof Gavin Wilkinson, Dr Eddie Wang and Dr Peter Tomasec for securing £0.9m worth of funding for their MRC grant on “An analysis of wild type human cytomegalovirus”.
Graduate's 'Real-life hero' award - Cardiff University
10th November 2010Dr Allison John, a School graduate, has been recognised in the annual Pride of Britain Awards
Radiation can cut prostate cancer - BBC
8th November 2010Deaths from high-risk prostate cancer can be cut by giving men radiation treatment as well as hormonal therapy, School of Medicine research has shown.
- Pain Community Centre
- October 2010
Drug resistant superbug threatens hospitals
28th October 2010Efforts to contain a new strain of superbug may never succeed, new research reveals.
Federica Sallusto, Switzerland: Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2010
21st October 2010“Towards better understanding of T cell immunity”
Paediatric Simulation Centre Opening - Cardiff University
18th October 2010The School's new Paediatric Simulation Centre, which will provide medical students with valuable training in the care of sick children, has opened
- Drug resistant superbug threatens hospitals
- September 2010
First genetic link to ADHD revealed - Cardiff University
30th September 2010Research at the School of Medicine has revealed the first direct genetic link to ADHD
Record year for new grants - Cardiff University
13th September 2010Education Minister praises research success
Funding and Publication Success for Lipid Research Facility
2nd September 2010Research group of Prof Valerie O'Donnell celebrates Wellcome Trust award and Nature Protocols paper
- First genetic link to ADHD revealed - Cardiff University
- August 2010
New 'superbug' found in UK hospitals
11th August 2010Latest study by i3-IRG researcher Prof Tim Walsh and colleagues published in “Lancet Infectious Diseases” receives extensive media coverage worldwide
Living with mental illness - Cardiff University
11th August 2010A leading University expert will feature in a hard-hitting BBC documentary exploring life for a young hip-hop star growing up with a parent suffering from mental illness.
Treating rare diseases - Cardiff University
5th August 2010Trials could lead to new treatments for rare inherited disease
- New 'superbug' found in UK hospitals
- July 2010
New Cochrane Chair in Public Health - Cardiff University
1st July 2010Professor Stephen Palmer has been appointed the University’s first Cochrane Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health.
- New Cochrane Chair in Public Health - Cardiff University
- June 2010
Prostate cancer study’s dramatic results - Cardiff University
30th June 2010The risk of death for sufferers of advanced or high-risk prostate cancer could be dramatically cut, according to a new study
The Broken Cell “Stopwatch” - Cardiff University
16th June 2010Discovery could lead to new Leukaemia blood test
Answering the big questions - Cardiff University
14th June 2010Cardiff University research tackles problems of fundamental importance, including cancer survival rates, urban sustainability, and our poor understanding of mental disorders.
- Prostate cancer study’s dramatic results - Cardiff University
- May 2010
Medical education fit for the 21st century - Cardiff University
25th May 2010A leading figure in medical education has been appointed as the School's Dean of Medical Education
School Success at University Innovation Awards
24th May 2010Congratulations go to Mr Nazar Amso
24th May 2010Dermatology Chair Vacancies
Section of Rheumatology part of Centre of Excellence
21st May 2010The Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre of Excellence at Cardiff University provides £2.5 million funding to support the establishment of a multidisciplinary team of biologists, engineers, material scientists …
New Alzheimer’s genes revealed - Cardiff University
21st May 2010An international collaboration of scientists, including expertise from Cardiff University, has uncovered two new genetic variations linked with Alzheimer’s
Leukaemia Excellence Award
19th May 2010Cardiff University named as the first Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity Centre of Excellence
Double neuroscience success - Cardiff University
6th May 2010Two University academics, both leaders in different aspects of neuroscience research, have received one of the leading honours in medical science.
- Medical education fit for the 21st century - Cardiff University
- April 2010
Public release of the i3-IRG Newsletter 2010
21st April 2010The Infection, Immunity & Inflammation Interdisciplinary Research Group at Cardiff University is making their most recent research update available to the public
"Cellular Delivery of Therapeutic Macromolecules" - Cardiff University
15th April 2010Deadline for registration for the 3rd International Symposium hosted by the Welsh School of Pharmacy is April 23, and late abstracts can still be accepted despite the closing date being …
Medical student rugby team play 16th final in succession
6th April 2010Cardiff Medical student rugby team make it to their 16th National Medical Schools Cup Final
Registration open for i3-IRG Annual Meeting 2010
6th April 2010Registration is now open for the 2010 i3-IRG meeting that will take place on July 8th and 9th 2010 at a new venue - Atlantic College, St Donat's, Llantwit Major. …
- Public release of the i3-IRG Newsletter 2010
- March 2010
- February 2010
Understanding bipolar disorder - Cardiff University
17th February 2010Volunteers are being invited to join celebrities Stephen Fry and Kerry Katona in helping University researchers understand how genetic and environmental factors contribute to bipolar disorder.
- Understanding bipolar disorder - Cardiff University
- January 2010
CBS A4B Application Successful
7th January 2010A successful application to a Welsh Assembly Government scheme will enable Central Biotechnology Services to help accelerate the transfer of academic expertise to Welsh industry.
Recognising University Quality
7th January 2010The University’s biotechnology service which offers state-of-the-art laboratory and technical facilities to academics and businesses has been awarded a major international award for the quality its service and customer care.
- CBS A4B Application Successful
- December 2009
Award from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
21st December 2009
Medical breakthroughs of 2009 - Cardiff University
11th December 2009A key University study which helped uncover two new genes associated with Alzheimer's disease has been recognised as one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2009 by TIME Magazine.
New Chair, Head for Endocrine & Diabetes
1st December 2009
- Award from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
- November 2009
Nobel Laureate appointed as president at Cardiff University - Cardiff University
23rd November 2009Inauguration of President Sir Martin Evans and recognition of Lord Neil Kinnock’s contribution
Book ‘motivates’ international success - Cardiff University
7th November 2009
- Nobel Laureate appointed as president at Cardiff University - Cardiff University
- October 2009
Cancer Research UK Centre launched - Cardiff University
22nd October 2009Guests see opening of the Cardiff Cancer Research UK Centre
Professor Morgan the medical marathon man - www.gairrhydd.com
19th October 2009Professor Morgan will be taking part in the Cardiff half-marathon this weekend to raise money for a unique scholarship fund.
Brain research campaign launch - Wales Online
19th October 2009A major campaign has been launched to encourage people to consider donating their brains for medical research
"A burgeoning national and international reputation" - Cardiff University
13th October 2009Dr D Mark Davies’ innovative research on therapy for tuberous sclerosis has won him the Welsh Livery Guild’s Merit Award for 2009.
Casey Weaver, USA: The Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2009
7th October 2009“Th17: the discovery and emergence of a new T cell lineage”
Speeding-up cancer recovery - Cardiff University
5th October 2009Patients who have surgery to remove cancer of the oesophagus, stomach and pancreas recover quicker if they are given liquid food within 12 hours, new University research has found.
Cancer genetics service to tell patients' stories - Wales Online
5th October 2009People who have experienced the fear of inheriting cancer are being urged to tell their stories.
Smoking mothers risk children’s psychosis - Cardiff University
1st October 2009Mothers who smoke during pregnancy put their children at greater risk of developing psychotic symptoms in their teenage years.
- Cancer Research UK Centre launched - Cardiff University
- September 2009
Pregnant smoking 'psychosis link' - BBC News
30th September 2009Mothers who smoke during pregnancy put their children at greater risk of psychotic symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations, a study suggests.
Remembering Dr Jonathan Boulter - Cardiff University
29th September 2009Annual memorial lecture pays tribute to promising immunologist
Royal launch for arthritis research centre - Cardiff University
24th September 2009£10M interdisciplinary project to advance understanding of arthritis
Medical website wins major award
14th September 2009
New Alzheimer’s genes uncovered - Cardiff University
4th September 2009The discovery of two new genes associated with Alzheimer's disease could provide valuable new leads in the race to find treatments and possibly cures for the devastating condition, according to …
Public appointment for University expert
1st September 2009A leading University expert has been appointed to lead the delivery of public health services across Wales.
- Pregnant smoking 'psychosis link' - BBC News
- July 2009
Visualising cancer interactions - Cardiff University
20th July 2009A molecular image revealing the interaction between skin cancer cells and T cells – the cells which protect our body against disease - has been produced by the team led …
Landmark for mental health research at Cardiff - Cardiff University
2nd July 2009The fight against mental and degenerative brain diseases has been boosted by a multi-million pound investment in the University’s world-leading neuropsychiatric research.
Common genetic risk factors for major psychiatric disorders uncovered - Cardiff University
2nd July 2009Scientists from the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at the University, which was launched today by the First Minister for Wales, Rhodri Morgan, are part of an international …
- Visualising cancer interactions - Cardiff University
- April 2009
Cardiff clinician scientist wins national prize - Cardiff University
3rd April 2009Dr Saman Hewamana honoured for research into CLL
- Cardiff clinician scientist wins national prize - Cardiff University
- March 2009
Cardiff experts call for Alzheimer’s action - Cardiff University
26th March 2009Cardiff experts have been at the forefront of calls to step up the battle against Alzheimer’s Disease in the press and on national television following a leading international conference on …
- Cardiff experts call for Alzheimer’s action - Cardiff University
- February 2009
Researchers investigate prenatal smoking link with anti-social behavio - Cardiff University
3rd February 2009An interdisciplinary research project has for the first time studied whether smoking during pregnancy can directly make children more likely to behave anti-socially.
- Researchers investigate prenatal smoking link with anti-social behavio - Cardiff University