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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.

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 …

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

Weight and blood pressure greater in young people who develop type 2 diabetes

Weight, blood pressure and blood fat elevations are greater in young people who develop type 2 diabetes according to scientists at the Universities of Glasgow

Overweight COPD patients may be at greater risk from COVID-19

A University of Manchester study has linked being overweight with an increased risk of getting COVID-19 in patients with one the UK’s most common lung

Researchers discover new method of detecting endometrial cancer

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have confirmed a new non-invasive test can be used to help with the early detection of endometrial

New therapy more effective than CBT for depression

A new therapy developed at The University of Manchester is better at treating depression than Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – or CBT – seen as the

Brain disease treatment shows promising signs

Early results for a potentially revolutionary brain disease therapy given under compassionate use to a 2 year-old has shown promise, a University of Manchester scientist

Coronavirus: we must step up research to harness immense power of the immune system

Many countries are moving to exit a lockdown triggered by COVID-19, but the virus has not gone away and there are real concerns that a

Simple COVID-19 home-test under development by Manchester biotech team

World-leading Manchester biotech researchers are working towards developing a test for COVID-19 that could be used at home like a domestic pregnancy test. This prototype

Can social media help young people to cope with lockdown?

Researchers from The University of Manchester are surveying young people about their mental health during the current crisis, in a bid to find out whether

Scientists find highest ever level of microplastics on seafloor

An international research project has revealed the highest levels of microplastic ever recorded on the seafloor, with up to 1.9 million pieces in a thin
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