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News archive for School of Medicine Research

  • Study probes insulin effect Cardiff University11th December 2014Analysis of thousands of NHS records has uncovered a link between an increased dosage of insulin in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and a heightened risk of death in patients.
  • The tiny flaw behind a chaotic heartbeat Cardiff University19th November 2014Scientists from Cardiff University and the Slovak Academy of Science have identified defects in a colossal heart protein which often leads to stroke and heart failure.
  • New hope for halting cell death caused by disease 17th November 2014Scientists have discovered mechanisms that control a new form of premature cell death in living tissue - called ferroptosis - and a mechanism to reverse it.
  • The benefit of a healthy lifestyle 31st October 2014Conference marks 30 years of research in Caerphilly led by Professor Peter Elwood.
  • Dementias Platform UK: A powerhouse for dementia research 27th October 2014A ground-breaking, multimillion pound collaboration between industry and academia, set up by the Medical Research Council, will hold its inaugural conference on 28th October 2014.
  • NISCHR health fellowship awarded to Dr John Ingram 24th October 2014Dr Ingram was recently awarded a 5-year fellowship by the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) to investigate hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Diagnostic tool for leading viral cause of birth defects 15th October 2014Researchers from Cardiff and Swansea Universities have been awarded a grant of more than £323k to develop a new, non-invasive, low-cost, and easy to use point of care device to diagnose Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV).
  • Counting the seconds for immunological tolerance 3rd October 2014Researchers from Basel (Switzerland), in collaboration with Prof Andrew Sewell and Dr David Cole from Cardiff University and colleagues from Cambridge (USA), discover that the immune system uses a molecular biological clock to target intolerant T cells during their maturation …