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Pancreatic cancer wouldn’t be so deadly if we could just diagnose it earlier

Posted on 20 November 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Fluorescence microscopy image of the early stages of pancreatic cancer. Author provided William Hill, School of Biosciences Pancreatic cancer is extremely difficult to diagnose. The current prognosis for pancreatic cancer […]

How can we personalise treatments for patients with breast cancer?

Posted on 23 October 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here, Zoe Hudson from School of Medicine shares her research into the personalisation of breast cancer treatments. Cancer is not just one disease and […]

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 […]

22q11.2 deletion: the most common syndrome you have never heard of

Posted on 4 June 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Natali_Mis/www.shutterstock.com Hayley Moulding, School of Medicine You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that 22q11.2 was a postcode or password. My guess is you wouldn’t have thought it was the most […]

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: my journey to finding a a new treatment

Posted on 9 April 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

In the first of our blog series on rare diseases, Kasope Wolffs, School of Biosciences, tells us how her research into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis could change the lives of millions […]

Doctoral Academy Champions: Giulia Cere, Engineering

Posted on 11 March 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

In this series of blog posts, our Doctoral Academy Champions will be telling us a bit about themselves and their PhD journeys so far. Today we hear from Giulia Cere, […]

Five ways nanoscience is making science fiction into fact

Posted on 22 January 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

www.shutterstock.com Josh Davies, School of Chemistry Russian author Boris Zhitkov wrote the 1931 short story Microhands, in which the narrator creates miniature hands to carry out intricate surgeries. And while […]

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 […]

Could diagnosing sepsis be as easy as using a pregnancy test?

Posted on 1 October 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Nanorice: A still from the Cotton Mouton Diagnostics Overview video. What if diagnosing serious illnesses such as sepsis or cancer could be as easy as using a pregnancy test?  This […]

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 […]