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.
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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Cardiff University's School of Biosciences will be officially named after Nobel Prize winning scientist, Sir Martin Evans.
He will open the new £4million extension which will make the centre one of the largest bioscience research institutes in the UK.
To date, Sir Martin is the only scientist working in Wales to have won a Nobel Prize. He is popularly known for his discovery of stem cells that have the potential to be transformed into any kind of specialised cell to be used in tissue repair.
Professor Dylan Jones is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Biomedical and Life Sciences at Cardiff University.
He told ITV Cymru Wales that the university's animal research procedures are strictly regulated, 'certainly not cruel' and play an important part in establishing ways to alleviate human suffering.
He conceded that the institution would like to reduce the number of animals used, but said it would be 'some time' before scientists could rely solely on other methods of testing, as some remain 'unsophisticated and unreliable'.
Campaigners have gathered to protest against Cardiff University's record of experimentation on animals for research.
The most recent figures obtained under a Freedom of Information request show that 51,826 animals were used for testing in the year 2011 - 43,912 of those were mice.
Campaign group Animal Aid, one of the organisers of the demonstration, has described recent cancer research involving genetically altering mice as 'agonisingly cruel and medically useless.'
Cardiff University says its research involving animals is 'aimed at the alleviation of human and veterinary disease' and is carried out in accordance with strict conditions.
It added the research specifically involving mice is intended to 'help alleviate the suffering of cancer in humans'.
Cardiff North MP Jonathan Evans said "we should be replacing experimentation on animals with as many alternatives as possible", and called for action to make steps in that direction.
He said "there should be much more done" by the research and the pharmaceutical industries "to ensure we cut down significantly on the number of animals that are used."
– Cardiff University spokesperson
Our research involving animals is aimed at the alleviation of human and veterinary disease through the advancement of medical, dental, biological and veterinary understanding.
All animal-related research work at Cardiff University is designed and carried out in accordance with the principles of the 3Rs under veterinary oversight and in compliance with the strict conditions imposed by the UK Government.
The specific research involving mice, funded by Cancer Research UK and Tenovus, was aimed at gaining new medical understanding and to help alleviate the suffering of cancer in humans.
Protests will be held outside Cardiff University today, against the institution's record when it comes to experimenting on animals.
The most recent figures obtained under a Freedom of Information request show that, in 2011, 51,826 animals were used for testing - 43,912 were mice.
Campaign group Animal Aid, one of the organisers of the demonstration, has described recent cancer research involving genetically altering mice as "agonisingly cruel and medically useless."
A petition against animal experimentation written by the other organisers, Cardiff Animal Network and Cardiff Animal Rights, gathered 2,000 signatures around in Cardiff in a day.