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£4.3million for world-leading research into severe mental illness

27 February 2024

A new Mental Health Platform Research Hub, which will advance the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of severe mental illness

Cardiff University strengthens international collaboration on cybersecurity research and knowledge exchange

22 February 2024

The university welcomed the Governor of the State of Yucatan to Cardiff to promote international collaboration and knowledge sharing between Wales and Mexico.

A composite image of multiple observations of a massive galaxy cluster 3.8 billion light-years from Earth taken from space and ground-based telescopes

Black hole fashions stellar beads on a string

21 February 2024

Study helps shed light on how black holes regulate their environments

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Long reads

Improving dementia communication

Professor Alison Wray’s work on how the social and emotional impact of dementia affects communication is helping people with dementia, their families, and professional carers to navigate the communication challenges they face.

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Informing Muslims about organ donation

Dr Mansur Ali is helping fellow Muslims explore their faith’s stance on these life-saving procedures.

Pioneering new ways of tackling bacterial contamination

Our research has helped to reduce contamination risk in industry on a global scale.

Protecting communities and preserving environments

Working alongside mining companies all over the world, Professor Wolfgang Maier has helped to prevent the relocation of local communities and protect culturally sensitive land, all whilst providing enormous cost savings.

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Taking physics to the masses

Our research has helped transform perceptions, teaching practice and public awareness of astronomy.

Microstructure MRI scan of a human brain

The beauty of your brain and how to see it

“Your existence, your personality, everything you do, everything you think, everything you’ve done—it’s all there in that few litres of stuff.”

Risso's dolphin entangled in a fishing line and plastic bag.

Turning the tide on plastic pollution

How plastic gets to the sea, and what we can do to stop it.

Understanding postpartum psychosis

Mothers at risk of developing this severe psychiatric disorder are being better supported due to the work of Professor Ian Jones and his team.

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