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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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Oil separation made easier with 2D material membrane

University of Manchester researchers have made a leap forward in overcoming one of the biggest problems in membrane technology- membrane fouling. Membrane-based separations are essential …

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Trials show new drug can ease symptoms of chronic cough

Two trials of a new drug have shown that at low doses, it can ease the often distressing symptoms of chronic cough with minimal side …

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Protein closely linked to commonest cause of blindness

An international team of scientists has identified a protein which is strongly linked to the commonest cause of blindness in developed countries when its levels …

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Unique new antiviral treatment made using sugar

New antiviral materials made from sugar have been developed to destroy viruses on contact and may help in the fight against viral outbreaks. This new …

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Beauty sleep could be real, say Body Clock biologists

Biologists from The University of Manchester have explained for the first time why having a good night’s sleep really could prepare us for the rigours …

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Body clock affects how the immune system works – new findings

By David Ray, University of Oxford and Gareth Kitchen, University of Manchester All life on Earth has evolved to cope with a rotating planet which results …

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Short or long sleep associated with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Scientists have discovered that people who regularly sleep for more than 11 hours or less than 4 hours are 2-3 times more likely to have …

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First complete Jurassic marine reptile skull unlocks 150-year-old mystery

A new scientific study led by researchers at The University of Manchester has re-examined a series of fossil skulls from the UK, providing new insights …

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One dose of radiotherapy as effective as five doses for cancer in the spine

A single dose of radiotherapy is as “effective” as five doses for end-of-life cancer patients suffering with painful spinal canal compression, finds a large study …

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