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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.

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Mind the gap train station sign

New study reveals the everyday barriers facing disabled lawyers

24 January 2020

Academics call for action to address inequalities

Image of clams

Arctic sea ice can’t ‘bounce back’

21 January 2020

New research shows shrinking sea ice cannot be expected to return rapidly if climate change is slowed or reversed

Professor Andrew Sewell with Research Fellow Garry Dolton in a lab

Discovery of new T-cell raises prospect of ‘universal’ cancer therapy

20 January 2020

Cardiff University study describes unconventional immune cell which could open up treatment of wide range of cancers in all patients

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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.

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Challenge Cardiff 2019

14 November 2019

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

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