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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.”

The truth about in-work poverty

The causes of in-work poverty, and how changes in policy can make a difference.

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.

Latest news

Recognition, belief and an emotional response to disinformation are key factors in it being shared on social media, report finds

23 February 2021

Researchers constructed ‘communist killer dolphin’ news story to test readers’ reactions

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Let the immune cell see the virus: Scientists discover unique way to target common virus

15 February 2021

New type of antibody marks infected cells so immune system can see – and kill them

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Women better at reading minds than men – new study

12 February 2021

Psychologists develop first ‘mind-reading questionnaire’ to assess how well people understand what others are really thinking

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Challenge Cardiff

Challenge Cardiff magazine gives the users and beneficiaries of our research a chance to push us towards our next challenge. It tackles many of the most pressing issues for Wales, the UK and the wider world.

Challenge Cardiff 2019

The ninth issue of our research magazine, providing insight into the impact of our research.

Previous editions