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The University of Manchester’s research has real-world impact beyond academia. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, seeking to be a global force for positive change.

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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New Turing AI Fellows to deliver world-class AI research

Leading UK researchers, including Professor Christopher Yau from The University of Manchester, will develop cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies through prestigious fellowships announced today. The …

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Shift workers at increased risk of asthma, research shows

An international team of scientists led by The University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has found that shift workers, especially those working …

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Using sunlight to transform chemical manufacturing into ‘zero-waste’ industries

Chemical engineers have successfully manipulated carbon nitride to use sunlight to synthesize fluorine-based molecules, which are key building blocks of pharmaceutical products in a breakthrough …

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New graphene-based antibody test developed for detecting kidney disease

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from The University of Manchester have developed a new graphene-based testing system for disease-related antibodies, initially targeting a kidney disease …

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Cure found for rare form of inflammatory bowel disease

A rare genetic condition which causes inflammatory bowel disease can be successfully treated by bone marrow transplant, according to University of Manchester and Manchester University …

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Common cardiovascular disease drug could help hearts of at risk new mums

A drug has shown potential to improve heart function in women diagnosed with preeclampsia during their pregnancy, research carried out by Manchester University NHS Foundation …

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Role of bone marrow immune cells in COVID-19 revealed

White blood cells called monocytes released into the blood from bone marrow have abnormal features in people who have COVID-19, according to a new study …

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Hints of life on Venus

An international team of astronomers including UK scientists from Manchester and Cardiff, today announced the discovery of a rare molecule – phosphine – in the …

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New at-home heart monitoring technique could reduce hospital visits and save lives

A simple new heart-monitoring technique has been developed to help people self-monitor their conditions at home without the need for hospital visits. University of Manchester …

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