Oct. 22, 2008

Cardiff celebrates 20th anniversary of world’s first research centre on the Common Cold

Cardiff’s Common Cold Research Centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The Common Cold Research Centre, based at the School of Biosciences was established in 1988 and has become recognised for its innovative and ground-breaking research around the world. For the last 20 years it has devoted time to investigating how to treat the symptoms of the common cold, while also helping test and develop some of the best known medicines.

Under the expert guidance of Professor Ron Eccles, director of the Common Cold Research Centre, teams of scientists in the self-funded clinical trials centre have pioneered many ‘firsts’ in the search for relief of the common cold, hay fever and influenza.

Professor Ron Eccles said: “This is a momentous occasion for the Centre and for the University. We have built a reputation world wide as a centre of excellence for clinical trials on new treatments for common cold, influenza and nasal allergy.

The Common Cold Centre has also been involved in developing new ideas as to why colds are more common in winter and how chilling may bring on a cold.

Read the complete article on this special anniversary here


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