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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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Altered immune signature linked to Long-Covid
University of Manchester scientists have discovered a persistent alteration in the immune system of patients, six months after they have been hospitalised for Covid-19, which ...
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Evidence supports Covid hearing loss link, say scientists
Hearing loss and other auditory problems are  associated with Covid-19 according to a systematic review of research evidence led by University of Manchester and NIHR ...
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Study defines ideal children’s bedtime routine
A study by a University of Manchester psychologist has scientifically defined for the first time what constitutes a good bedtime routine for children between the ...
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Simple urine test can detect womb cancer

A simple non-invasive test can accurately detect womb cancer according to a proof of concept study by University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation ...
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Compound isolated from human sperm could treat genetic disorder

A newly discovered genetic condition caused by faulty protein synthesis which causes delayed development and learning difficulties could be treated by a compound originally isolated ...
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Vaccines safe for majority of immunosuppressed children, find scientists

Both inactivated and live-attenuated vaccines generally produce an adequate immune response and are safe to use in children suffering with autoimmune diseases treated with all ...
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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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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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