Cardiff University, generally referred to as Cardiff has its origins in the University of w South Wales & Montmouthshire founded in 1883. Today, Cardiff has nearly 31,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Universities. In 2004 Cardiff University entered into a partnership with the University of Wales, Swansea to provide a pre-Med program and in 2005 incorporated the Wales College of Medicine. Cardiff University is ranked in the top 100 universities world-wide and recently Professor Sir Martin Evans FRS was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine.
New link identified for bipolar disorder
Lithium has been established for more than 50 years as one of the most effective treatments for manic depression, clinically termed bipolar disorder.
Cardiff study aims to uncover source of sensory problems in autism
The way the brain reacts differently to the sense of touch in people with Autism will be examined as part of an innovative Cardiff University study designed to create better understanding of the condition.
A cracked comet
(PhysOrg.com) -- A leading amateur astronomer has made a major astronomical discovery thanks to a sophisticated educational telescope project led by Cardiff University astronomers.
Trials begin on potent new hepatitis C drug
The first clinical trials have started on a new investigational drug, discovered by researchers at Cardiff University, which is being developed to treat infections caused by Hepatitis C virus.
Finless porpoises at risk
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of researchers, including a scientist from Cardiff, has found that finless porpoises living in the freshwaters of China’s Yangtze River are more endangered than previously thought.
The broken cell 'stopwatch': Discovery could lead to new leukaemia blood test
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cardiff University scientists have pinpointed key changes in the cells of leukaemia patients which could play a crucial role in the earliest stages of the disease.
'Communicative fathers' help reduce teenage smoking
Children who talk to their fathers about the issues that are important to them are less likely to take up smoking during early adolescence, a Cardiff University study has found.
Climate threatens trout and salmon
Trout and salmon are among the world's most familiar freshwater fishes, but numbers have fallen over recent decades - in some areas, dramatically.
Smoking during pregnancy puts children at risk of psychotic symptoms
Mothers who smoke during pregnancy put their children at greater risk of developing psychotic symptoms in their teenage years.
Corruption is a much greater problem in the UK than previously recognised and needs to be responded to by enforcement, transparency and accountability, according to a University expert.