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Looking beyond the horizon for new vaccine strategies against HIV-1 infection

Posted on 27 August 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

James Wheeldon, School of Medicine HIV/AIDS remains a global threat affecting 37.9 million In the developed world, HIV/AIDS is now effectively managed, to the point where patients who adhere to highly-active combined anti-retroviral therapy can live near-normal life expectancies. Nevertheless, Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) still remains a significant threat to life in many parts
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Maggot racing, bones and organs – how PhD students can inspire the next generation of scientists

Posted on 26 November 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Public engagement is an important part of being a PhD student, helping you to communicate your research to a diverse range of audiences. Here, Amy Smith from CITER (Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair) tells us how PhD students can get involved with their range of fun and interactive outreach activities. CITER is primarily a
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Alzheimer’s is slowly giving up its secrets – and ‘risk genes’ are just one piece of the puzzle

Posted on 3 September 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

David Smart/Shutterstock.com September is World Alzheimer’s Month – an annual international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Here, Anna Burt (School of Medicine) tells us how researchers are using genetic information to piece together our understanding of the disease. Although the causes of Alzheimer’s disease remain a mystery, genetic research
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Public engagement on a boat – how one PhD student shared her research at the Eisteddfod

Posted on 21 August 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Public engagement is an important aspect of any research journey. Many of our PhD students got involved in this year’s National Eisteddfod – from demonstrating miniature wind turbines to chatting about paleoclimate in the dedicated Cardiff University science tent. One activity that caught the attention of visitors was the RV Guiding Light – a research vessel
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