A 'major international project' will give schoolchildren the chance to explore some of the most important questions in astrophysicsRead the full story ›
Researchers at Cardiff University says they have discovered a new family of lipids (fats) that plays a key role in controlling clot formation.
The new discovery could lead to new ways of reducing the risk of excess clotting, called thrombosis, potentially preventing deaths from many killer diseases like heart attacks, strokes and deep vein thrombosis.
While clot formation is an essential response to injury, the formation of unwanted clots is central to many killer diseases. The most obvious are stroke or heart attack where a blood clot blocks a vessel and causes oxygen deprivation and organ damage, but subtle changes in blood clotting are involved in many inflammatory diseases too, such as sepsis, diabetes and even cancer.
With the discovery of new lipids that promote clot formation, we can find new ways to prevent unwanted clots being generated and even use these lipids to help reduce blood loss where excessive bleeding is a problem, such as hereditary bleeding disorders or bleeding during childbirth.
Scientists at Cardiff University have discovered a new way to prolong the life of people with bowel cancer.Read the full story ›
Cardiff University’s student racing team have won the annual Formula Student competition at Silverstone, becoming the first UK winners in the competition’s 19-year history.
The ‘Cardiff Racing’ team, made up of 56 students from the University’s School of Engineering, beat off competition from over 100 university teams from around the world.
Throughout the weekend, the building and engineering skills of the students were put to the test as the car went under scrutiny by the judges, before the students took their car onto the track to perform a number of speed and agility tests.
The Formula Student event is a fantastic and highly competitive competition. It takes considerable dedication, hard work and skill to win such an event and we could not be more proud of our students for this achievement. We are quite simply blown away.
Cardiff University scientists have discovered two genes linked to a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's, which could help find a cure.Read the full story ›
It was previously thought that massive supernovae explosions would completely destroy any molecules that may have been already present.Read the full story ›
The Cardiff Model has also been adopted around the world, in countries such as Netherlands, United States, Australia and South Africa.Read the full story ›
A new research centre to research into cyber security has been launched by Cardiff University and Airbus.
The Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics will be in Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science and Informatics and is said to be the first of its kind in Europe.
Researchers will carry out studies into machine learning, data analytics, and artificial intelligence for cyber-attack detection. The research aims to protect corporate IT networks, intellectual property, and critical national infrastructure.
Cyber security analytics is about improving our resilience to cyber-attacks through data modelling to detect and block malicious behaviour before it causes its full impact; but also about understanding what motivates the behaviour, what its likely impact will be, and how to communicate security alerts among decision and policy-makers.
A Cardiff University study of secondary school students (11-16 years) in Wales looked at the issues affecting youngsters and their relationship with caregivers, teachers and friends.
Those in foster care reported almost 8 times the rates of weekly smoking compared to young people living with both parents, and almost 4 times higher than among those living with a single mother.
Young people living in foster care experience significantly worse outcomes than young people not in care, likely due to a range of care and pre-care factors, which can impact adversely on the formation of positive and healthy social relationships.
Our research highlights a real need for the development and evaluation of interventions to improve wellbeing, and reduce substance use among young people in foster care by supporting looked after young people in the development of healthy interpersonal relationships.
Cardiff Council has granted planning permission for Cardiff University to begin construction on a £50m building at its Cathays Campus.
The Centre for Student Life is said to be part of the biggest campus upgrade in a generation.
The University says the new building will create a central hub for student support services as well as offering social learning spaces and a 550-seat lecture theatre.
This is a major investment in our students and their learning experience. Our students expect world-leading facilities and the Centre for Student Life will meet those high expectations. Our students and staff are not the only beneficiaries because this will be a landmark building for the people and city of Cardiff.