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Advances Wales Issue 71 - Bioscience special

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ISSUE 71 ● SPRING 2014 advances WALES T H E J O U R N A L F O R S C I E N C E , E N G I N E E R I N G A N D T E C H N O L O G Y Advances Wales publishes news and features in the following areas Advances Wales contact To receive a regular free copy of Advances Wales, change contact details or to obtain free back issues please complete and return the reader reply card or contact Alyson Pasch, Welsh Government, QED, Main Avenue, Treforest Industrial Estate, RCT, CF37 5YR, Wales, UK Tel +44 (0)3000 61 6044 Email innovation@wales.gsi.gov.uk Information regarding the international offices of the Welsh Government can be obtained by telephoning +44 (0)3000 6 03000 from the UK or online at www.expertisewales.com/advances Advances Wales is also available online at: www.wales.com/advances Freepost RTCH-THXA-CKLB ADVANCES WALES Welsh Government QED Centre Treforest Industrial Estate PONTYPRIDD CF37 5YR advances WALES New frontiers New discoveries How a Welsh instrument discovered a noble gas in space T H E J O U R N A L F O R S C I E N C E , E N G I N E E R I N G A N D T E C H N O L O G Y MATERIALS AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT ENERGY FOOD ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING EARTH SCIENCES ELECTRONICS COMMUNICATIONS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPTO-ELECTRONICS PHYSICS CHEMISTRY MEDICINE BIOTECHNOLOGY The previous issue - Advances Wales 70 Organisations featured in this issue Cardiff University Departments: School of Physics and Astronomy 14 Cardiff Institute of Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine 22 Lung and Particle Research Group, School of Biosciences 26 Swansea University Departments: Department of Biosciences, College of Science 21 College of Medicine 24 Asalus Medical Instruments Ltd 16 EKF Molecular Diagnostics Ltd 18 MicroPharm Ltd 19 Streetkleen Bio Ltd 20 £14m to support 'drug-hunters' in Wales 5 Aerospace firm aims to train 1,400 in Newport 5 Buddy improves quality of life during healing 14 Collaboration to help commercialise world-class IP 4 Concrete which can heal its own cracks 11 New Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales 6 Queen's Awards for enterprise 7 Record number of Alzheimer's risk genes discovered in largest ever study 8 Sony pops out Pi's- one million Raspberry Pi's using PoP technology 16 Stemming risk in stem cell therapies 3 Surgeon's cost-cutting invention costs less than £1 to create 10 The face of 3D technology- a new dimension in 3D/4D imaging 18 True colours for Martian landscape 20 Wales to share in ESRC's £64m Big Data funding investment 4 Welsh company Rikoset is Premier League material 12 Welsh student develops "world's first" miniature fisheye camera 22 S P E C I A L B I O S C I E N C E E D I T I O N Welsh universities explore potential of this emerging technology Sea coral aids bone repair Attractive solution for mosquito control 10 24 21 SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

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