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Cardiff University At Heart Of Coronavirus Research

We’re proud that Cardiff Half Marathon title partners Cardiff University will be at the heart of research looking to finding a vaccine for coronavirus, and leading on a project on UK attitudes to the pandemic.

A team of Cardiff University scientists has switched from researching cancer to work that could help towards a vaccine for coronavirus.

The team at the School of Medicine usually work on reprogramming viruses so they can target and kill cancer – but are now focusing their efforts to help in the fight against the new virus which is gripping the world.

As well as actively working on finding a vaccine for the virus, Cardiff University is part of one of the first research projects aimed at gauging the UK public’s attitude and responses to the coronavirus pandemic is being launched.

Experts at Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University are urging people from across the UK to take part in a survey to assess how people feel about – and how they are responding to – one of the biggest health crises facing the country in recent history.

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