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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

REF 2021 – Research that matters

12 May 2022

90% of Cardiff University research confirmed as world-leading or internationally excellent

How young people learn about relationships and sexuality subject of new research project

26 April 2022

Data being gathered in collaboration with the NSPC

Biggest study of its kind implicates specific genes in schizophrenia

6 April 2022

Scientists analysed DNA from more than 300,000 people with and without the psychiatric disorder

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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