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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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Newly discovered rare dinosaur embryos show sauropods had rhino-like horns

An incredibly rare dinosaur embryo discovered perfectly preserved inside its egg has shown scientists new details of the development and appearance of sauropods which lived …

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Five ways to support new parents returning to work during the pandemic

Returning to work after having a baby is highly taxing under normal circumstances, but it’s especially tough now. Returning parents currently face a triple whammy …

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Inflammation: the key factor that explains vulnerability to severe COVID

The severity of COVID-19 can vary hugely. In some it causes no symptoms at all and in others it’s life threatening, with some people particularly …

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Young people’s mental health deteriorated the most during the pandemic, study finds

Public health responses to the pandemic have focused on preventing the spread of the virus, limiting the number of deaths and easing the burden on …

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Scientists create compact particle accelerators which drive 1000 times more charge to near the speed of light

Scientists have successfully developed a pocket-sized particle accelerator capable of projecting ultra-short electron beams with laser light at more than 99.99% of the speed of …

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Researchers discover how genome controls early human development

A team led by scientists from The University of Manchester has discovered how our genome controls the development of many of the organs critical to …

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New technique can reduce heart transplant rejection

University of Manchester scientists have discovered that removing immune cells from donor hearts using a new technique can reduce the risk of acute rejection after …

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Drug target for aggressive breast cancer found

A team of British and American scientists have discovered a way to slow the growth of breast cancer stem cells in the lab. The study …

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Diabetes diagnoses could result in loss of 6 million life years

The higher mortality associated with poorly controlled type 1 and type 2 diabetes could produce a loss of 6 million life years in the UK, …

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