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06th June 2019

New research helping to reveal more about megaviruses

Swansea University has played a key role in transatlantic research to develop a greater understanding of megaviruses and their potential to cause life-threatening illnesses.
31st May 2019

Manuka honey to kill drug-resistant bacteria found in cystic fibrosis infections

Manuka honey could provide the key to a breakthrough treatment for cystic fibrosis patients following preliminary work by experts at Swansea University.
21st May 2019

The USW Professor Studying the Impact of Extreme Exercise on Mental Health

A University of South Wales (USW) expert is leading a sport psychology support programme, while also advising on a linked study, that looks at the impact of extreme physical exercise on mental health in wounded injured and sick military veterans.
15th May 2019

Centre’s pioneering research helping to shape future strategy for ageing in Wales

A ground-breaking research centre – the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research - led by Swansea University is set to play a key role in shaping the future care of older people in Wales.
08th May 2019

Challenging metabolism may help fight disease

New research by Swansea University academics has shown that harnessing metabolism at a cellular level may help to relieve or heal a range of disorders.
08th May 2019

Researchers highlight the need for forecasting global animal-to-human disease spread

A team of researchers from Swansea University and The University of Queensland is seeking to gain a better understanding of how best to tackle harmful viruses that shift between wildlife and humans and go on to cause global epidemics.
29th April 2019

Experts head into the community to show how sharing experiences can improve lives

Swansea University is championing a project to bring people together in the community to share their experiences and learn from each other. Having a chuckle, swapping stories and exchanging memories as part of a group can all have really positive benefits according to experts at the Wales School for Social Care Research, based at the…

29th April 2019

University of South Wales Joins Photonics Expertise Project

The University of South Wales (USW) has joined a Wales-wide collaborative research project that will encourage industries to embrace photonics technologies. The £5.8m Centre for Photonics Expertise (CPE) project has been officially launched this week after being announced last December by Mark Drakeford. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, the…

11th April 2019

Heidi wins top medical education award in recognition of her support for students

Swansea University’s Dr Heidi Phillips has been honoured for her dedication to the next generation of GPs at a top Welsh awards ceremony. Associate Professor for Primary Care at Swansea University Medical School, Heidi Phillips was named BMA Cymru Wales/BMJ Clinical Teacher of the Year in recognition of her outstanding commitment. The judges praised Heidi for…

08th April 2019

Researchers’ breakthrough in tackling challenge of antifungal resistance

Ground-breaking work by university experts in Tennessee, Texas and Swansea is helping develop a better understanding of the growing threat posed by antifungal drug resistance. Invasive aspergillosis is a devastating disease caused by breathing in small airborne spores of the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus and it is a condition where drug resistance has been encountered. In…