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From tackling cancer and poverty to finding the energy solutions of the future, our research is making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives across the globe.

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University of Manchester scientists awarded a Guinness World Record for the ‘Finest Woven Fabric’

A team of scientists from The University of Manchester have been honoured with the Guinness World Record for weaving threads of individual molecules together to …

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Greener AND cheaper: Graphene@Manchester solves concrete’s big problem

A joint venture between graphene specialists at The University of Manchester and alumni-led construction firm Nationwide Engineering has developed a product that could revolutionise the …

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Manchester scientists accelerate path to drugs for COVID-19

Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed a more efficient method to produce medicines that are in development for the treatment of COVID-19, cancer …

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‘Causal’ blood pressure genes found in the human kidney

An international team of scientists led by The University of Manchester have discovered 179 kidney genes responsible for high blood pressure. High blood pressure, known …

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Major study to investigate links between hearing loss and COVID-19 launches

RNID will co-fund research into the long-term impact of coronavirus on hearing a major UK study to investigate the possible long-term impact of COVID-19 on …

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University of Manchester scientists awarded a Guinness World Record for the ‘Finest Woven Fabric’

A team of scientists from The University of Manchester have been honoured with the Guinness World Record for weaving threads of individual molecules together to …

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Launch of multimillion pound institute for health technology research and innovation in Manchester

Tuesday, 12 January saw a consortium led by The University of Manchester launch a new multimillion pound research and innovation institute that will build on …

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Ultraviolet radiation causes rare type of eye cancer

Ultraviolet radiation can cause a rare type of eye cancer, conjunctival melanoma, according to University of Manchester research funded by Cancer Research UK and others* …

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COVID-19 immunity: how long does it last?

Millions of people across the world have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Countries are also now embarking on massive vaccination campaigns …

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Study highlights neurological impact of Covid-19 on children

A small number of previously healthy children infected with Covid-19 can have severe neurological complications, according to research by University of Manchester scientists. 38 children …

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Manchester researchers designing new face masks to overcome communication issues

NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and The University of Manchester are leading research to develop new face masks/coverings to tackle communication problems associated with …

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‘Is it safe to have more than one type of COVID vaccine?’ and other questions answered by an immunologist

If we are ever to return to some semblance of normality, then the world’s population needs to be immune to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes …

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Scientists discover why the heart slows down at night

A consensus more than 90-years-old on the mechanisms which regulate the day-night rhythm in heart rate has been fundamentally challenged by an international team of …

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