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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

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Cardiff University-led study into antibiotic use wins research paper of the year

23 October 2020

Study found simple finger-prick blood test could help to reduce antibiotic use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Stock image of plane flying into the sunset

Climate scientists fly more than other researchers, first global study suggests

19 October 2020

Cardiff University research also suggests climate researchers do more to offset their flying

Major funding boost to support future research leaders

16 October 2020

Cardiff University is part of a major consortium that will shape the research leaders of the next generation

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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