A university head is urging the new Education Minister Huw Lewis to review the decision not to increase university tuition fees in Wales.
Nurses in Wales are heading a new initiative aimed at reducing the number of alcohol-related injuries from binge drinking.
A space telescope built with expertise from Cardiff University is coming to the end of its mission.
Cardiff University is the first Welsh university to partner with FutureLearn, offering open online courses.
FutureLearn is the first UK-led provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs).
Starting next year, Cardiff University's first MOOC will be 'Muslims in Britain: Changes and Challenges'.
Professor Patricia Price, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience and Academic Standards at Cardiff said: "We're pleased to be one of the first universities to join FutureLearn and to lead the sector in Wales.
"We're now delighted to see this exciting initiative launch which provides further opportunity to extend access across the world to our high quality education experience.
"Cardiff's first MOOC will start in 2014, delivered by the pioneering Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK."
The RSPCA in Swansea says it is seeing an increase in the number of abandoned cats and kittens it's taking in.
Staff there described this year as the 'worst ever' for the problem and said they're struggling to cope.
The problem stems from cat owners being caught out when their un-neutered pets have litters.
Now the society is working with Cardiff University to try to establish why owners aren't taking preventative measures.
An academic at Cardiff University is using the unusual medium of the comic book to help teenagers in South Africa come to terms with HIV.
Dr Lisa El Refaie, in the university's School of English, Communication and Philosophy, got together with South African health education charity Whizzkids United (WKU) to organise a workshop where teenagers made their own comic strips highlighting their experiences of living with HIV.
"I suggested WKU might run workshops on how to draw comics, as a way to encourage the teenagers to explore and express their own experiences and feelings, and create educational messages relevant to other young people in their community," Dr El Refaie said.
"The results were remarkable, with the teenagers telling some extremely moving stories for the first time."
There are more than 5.5m people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa - around 460,000 are children aged 0-14.
– Jamie Roberts
I'd be lying if I said it hasn't been tough but achieving one of my main goals in life means it's worth every second.
I look forward to enjoying graduation with other fellow students. It promises to be a memorable day for us all, as it has been for all those graduating from Cardiff University this week.
I've a huge amount to thank the University for, most notably the School of Medicine and I'm eternally grateful for their help and support over the past 8 years.
I'm excited to see what the future holds, both in terms of my rugby and my medical career
Wales and British and Irish Lions hero Jamie Roberts will graduate today from Cardiff University's School of Medicine after successfully completing his medical degree.
"The academic rigour and intensity of studying for a medical degree is challenging for most students - especially for someone juggling with a life as a professional rugby player" says Professor Paul Morgan, Dean of the School of Medicine.
"Jamie would be the first to admit it's been extremely challenging but nevertheless it is clear from my conversations with him that it has been an enjoyable experience."
Researchers from Cardiff University have found that the number of younger people being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes has risen sharply over the past 20 years.
The research, published in the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism journal, looked at data showing the number of newly diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes between 1991 and 2010.
The Cardiff team found a significant increase in the overall number of new cases and a marked increase among younger people aged 40 and under.
The research also found that more women under the age of 40 had type 2 diabetes than men in the same age group.
– Professor Julian Sampson, Institute of Medical Genetics at Cardiff University
"This research is one of the first clinical trials to assess whether a drug can improve brain function in people with an inherited disorder.
"The potential benefits of this treatment include an improved quality of life for affected patients and wider benefits for their families and carers.
"If it works it will benefit patients directly and could provide clues as to whether this class of drugs (called mTOR inhibitors) might have wider benefits in problems like autism."
A drug designed to combat Tuberous Sclerosis is being trialled at Cardiff University and could also be used to treat autism. Everolimus has already proven effective when used to treat kidney growths and grain tumours - reducing their size in many cases.
Tuberous Sclerosis is a genetic disorder characterised by the development of tumours in many organs, including the skin and kidneys. It can also affect the brain, leading to epilepsy and often ADHD and autism.
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