AI that mimics the human gaze could be used to detect cancer

A cutting edge artificial intelligence system that can accurately predict the areas of an image where a person is most likely to look has been created by scientists at Cardiff University. Based on the mechanics of the human brain and its ability to distinguish between different parts of an image, Cardiff University says the novel … Continue reading AI that mimics the human gaze could be used to detect cancer

The biggest study of its kind implicates specific genes in schizophrenia

The largest ever genetic study of schizophrenia has identified large numbers of specific genes that could play important roles in the psychiatric disorder. The Psychiatric Genomics Consortium study, led by scientists at Cardiff University, found a much larger number of genetic links to schizophrenia than ever before, in two hundred and eighty seven different regions … Continue reading The biggest study of its kind implicates specific genes in schizophrenia

Alzheimer’s study finds 42 more genes linked to a higher risk of disease

More than forty genes have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease for the first time in a “landmark” study offering hope for better diagnosis and treatment. The BBC reports scientists in eight countries, including specialists at Cardiff University, looked at genetic material of one hundred and eleven thousand people with Alzheimer’s. Findings suggest it is caused … Continue reading Alzheimer’s study finds 42 more genes linked to a higher risk of disease

Vaccination used to successfully treat Covid-19 for the first time

Doctors have successfully used vaccination to treat a man with Covid-19 in what is thought to be the first instance of the vaccine being used for therapy instead of prevention. Cardiff University reports the virus was finally cleared Ian Lester’s body after clinicians from the Immunodeficiency Centre for Wales, at University Hospital of Wales in … Continue reading Vaccination used to successfully treat Covid-19 for the first time

Wastewater research programme expanded across Wales

A Welsh Government led programme to test wastewater for Covid-19, first piloted by Bangor University, has been expanded to cover all Welsh health boards and local authorities across forty eight sites. Bangor University says the programme provides vital data on the prevalence of coronavirus in the community and was key to the early detection of … Continue reading Wastewater research programme expanded across Wales

Men wearing face masks deemed “more attractive”, study finds

A Cardiff University study suggests that men wearing face masks “look more attractive”. The study, published in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, measured how different types of face masks changed the attractiveness of forty male faces. They discovered the type of covering matters. WalesOnline reports blue medical masks were found to increase facial attractiveness more … Continue reading Men wearing face masks deemed “more attractive”, study finds

Study finds pregnant women with higher BMIs feel stigmatised

Joint research by Cardiff University and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) found women with higher BMIs felt stigmatised by risk messaging in maternity care. The BBC reports the Wrisk Project, which surveyed more than seven thousand women, looked at how risk is communicated in pregnancy following concerns it didn’t always “reflect the evidence base”. … Continue reading Study finds pregnant women with higher BMIs feel stigmatised

Scientists may have found “the trigger” that leads to extremely rare blood clots after the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

An international team of scientists believe they may have found a molecular mechanism behind the extremely rare blood clots linked to adenovirus Covid-19 vaccines. Cardiff University reports their scientists, and colleagues from Arizona State University, worked with AstraZeneca to investigate vaccine induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT), also known as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), a … Continue reading Scientists may have found “the trigger” that leads to extremely rare blood clots after the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Anglesey start-up developing a novel therapy to target a rare bone cancer

A start-up company is to develop a novel cancer therapy, targeting a rare bone cancer and other cancers, more common in Wales, such as lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancers. WalesOnline reports Ceridwen Oncology, based at M-SParc, Bangor University’s science park on Anglesey, is to develop and transform medical discoveries by Bangor and Cardiff Universities … Continue reading Anglesey start-up developing a novel therapy to target a rare bone cancer

Investment in students is the next step to a North Wales medical school

The Welsh Government has announced more medical students will spend all of their training in North Wales as part of moves towards establishing a medical school there. In a written statement, Eluned Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Services, said “I would like to thank Professor Elizabeth Treasure, chair of the North Wales Medical School … Continue reading Investment in students is the next step to a North Wales medical school

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