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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
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.
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.
- Substantial boost for innovative research
- 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.
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 …
- CORE INFO team shortlisted for BMJ Child Health Team of the Year
- February 2013
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.
- Insulin health risks - Cardiff University
- 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)
- 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
Focus on Alzheimer's disease
17th November 2012Dr Martha Triantafilou in collaboration with Professor Kathy Triantafilou and Professor Paul Morgan have been awarded a pilot grant of £75,000 by the Alzheimer Society in order to investigate the …
- Focus on Alzheimer's disease
- 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”
Maintaining “health” in human skin
24th October 2012Researchers at the Institute of Infection and Immunity at Cardiff University reveal a novel cell migration pathway linking a particular chemokine system with the specific localization of immune surveillance T …
Clinical trial into drug-related side effects in osteoporosis patients
22nd October 2012A phase IV clinical trial conducted at the University Hospital Llandough provides insight into the immunological basis of side effects in individuals with osteoporosis upon treatment with the bone-stabilising drug …
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 …
MITReG Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Day 2012
26th September 2012Successful annual Postgraduate Research Day hosted by the Microbiology and Infection Translational Research Group
- 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
3 Year NISCHR Health Fellowship award to Dr Meike Heurich
30th July 2012Congratulations to Dr Meike Heurich for receiving a £295,536 Health Fellowship Award from the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) for her studies on the “Cross-interaction of …
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.
- 3 Year NISCHR Health Fellowship award to Dr Meike Heurich
- 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 …
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
New website for Infection & Immunity PGR Office
21st May 2012A PhD in Immunology? Please find more information on the new website of the Postgraduate Research Office of the Cardiff Institute of Infection & Immunity.
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 …
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 …
- New website for Infection & Immunity PGR Office
- 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 …
- Major new diabetes study gets underway
- March 2012
NISCHR Health Fellowship Award for peritoneal dialysis research
4th March 2012Congratulations to Dr Anne-Catherine Raby for receiving a Health Fellowship Award from the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) for her studies on “Reducing pro-inflammatory responses to …
University & Toray collaborate to create Microarray Laboratory
2nd March 2012Cardiff University and Toray collaborate to provide 3D-Gene™ microarray services
- NISCHR Health Fellowship Award for peritoneal dialysis research
- February 2012
New study aims to help adults maintain weight loss
24th February 2012£1.5 million boost for obesity research.
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.
£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
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 University student is a bright spark in immunology
6th December 2011Infection and Immunity student Martin Davey wins the top prize for the best oral presentation in the prestigious 'Bright Sparks in Immunology' session at the BSI Congress in Liverpool.
- Achievement in health innovation - Cardiff University
- 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
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.
Outstanding performance of Infection & Immunity students
17th November 2011Congratulations to all Infection & Immunity-related PhD students who dominated this year's Postgraduate Research Day of Cardiff University's Graduate School in Biomedical & Life Sciences with their award-winning oral and …
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).
Developing a sustainable laboratory - Cardiff University
3rd November 2011An interdisciplinary team of researchers from across Wales is aiming to tackle waste and shape the laboratory of the future by redesigning the lifecycle of laboratory gloves.
- Pioneering international partnership honoured - Cardiff University
- October 2011
Explaining Natural Killer cells - Cardiff University
25th October 2011An honorary University Professor has helped discover more about the critical role Natural Killer cells play in body's innate immune response.
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.
Life after your PhD: Of postdocs, patents and pizza
20th October 2011The inaugural “Life after your PhD” careers event was held on 19th October 2011 at the Tenovus Building, Cardiff University School of Medicine. Over thirty PhD students attended the event, …
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.
10 years of Nature Reviews Immunology: Impact by association
13th October 2011A review published by Cardiff University-based immunologist Phil Taylor in “Nature Reviews Immunology” has been identified as one of the journal’s most influential reviews of the decade.
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 …
- Explaining Natural Killer cells - Cardiff University
- September 2011
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 …
- PhD student discovers breast cancer's 'Achilles heel'
- 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 …
16th August 2011New strain of gonorrhoea resistant to treatment
- Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Award for Dr David Cole
- July 2011
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 …
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 …
Complement polymorphisms determine disease risk
1st July 2011Common polymorphisms in C3, factor B, and factor H collaborate to determine systemic complement activity and disease risk (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108(21):8761-6)
- Global interest in South Wales immunology
- May 2011
New insight into host-pathogen interactions in bacterial infection
18th May 2011Recent investigations into the complex cellular interactions in early bacterial infection identify novel biomarkers of possible diagnostic and predictive value and highlight new avenues for therapeutic intervention.
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
- New insight into host-pathogen interactions in bacterial infection
- 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 …
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.
- Bruce Beutler, USA: The Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2011
- March 2011
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 …
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.
- Lipid research awarded major funding from the Wellcome Trust
- February 2011
New Research Degree Launched
7th February 2011School of Medicine launches one year Master of Research in Biomedical Research Programme.
- New Research Degree Launched
- 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
- European support for infection control in newborn babies
- December 2010
Milestone for anti-shingles drug - Cardiff University
16th December 2010Cardiff-developed drug completes phase 2 human trial
- Milestone for anti-shingles drug - Cardiff University
- November 2010
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”.
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.
- New bowel cancer gene discovery - Cardiff University
- October 2010
Drug resistant superbug threatens hospitals
28th October 2010Efforts to contain a new strain of superbug may never succeed, new research reveals.
Improved prostate cancer survival chances - Cardiff University
28th October 2010Cardiff study shows adding radiation to hormone therapy increases survival rates
Federica Sallusto, Switzerland: Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2010
21st October 2010“Towards better understanding of T cell immunity”
- Drug resistant superbug threatens hospitals
- September 2010
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
- Record year for new grants - 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
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
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
BSI Summer School 2011 to take place in South Wales - British Society for Immunology
27th May 2010The BSI will hold their 2011 Summer School for PhD students and postdocs at St Donat's Castle. The overall aim is to facilitate an understanding of the fundamentals of the …
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
Trials begin on hepatitis C drug developed in Cardiff - BBC News
13th May 2010The first human clinical trials have started on a new drug developed to treat infections caused by the hepatitis C virus.
- BSI Summer School 2011 to take place in South Wales - British Society for Immunology
- 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 …
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
Anti-viral drug set for final hurdle - Cardiff University
23rd March 2010A new shingles drug (FV-100), discovered by Professor Chris McGuigan’s team from the University’s Welsh School of Pharmacy together with a virology group at the Rega Institute in Belgium and …
- Anti-viral drug set for final hurdle - Cardiff University
- December 2009
Cannabis-suicide link - bjp.rcpsych.org
7th December 2009Cannabis and suicide link investigated by Cardiff researchers
- Cannabis-suicide link - bjp.rcpsych.org
- November 2009
Book ‘motivates’ international success - Cardiff University
7th November 2009
- Book ‘motivates’ international success - Cardiff University
- October 2009
Cancer Research UK Centre launched - Cardiff University
22nd October 2009Guests see opening of the Cardiff Cancer Research UK Centre
Casey Weaver, USA: The Jonathan Boulter Memorial Lecture 2009
7th October 2009“Th17: the discovery and emergence of a new T cell lineage”
- Cancer Research UK Centre launched - Cardiff University
- September 2009
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
- Remembering Dr Jonathan Boulter - Cardiff University
- 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 …
- 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