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Manchester rises to the University Challenge
(19 Apr 2014)
The University of Manchester has romped to victory in a special Champion of Champions University Challenge match to celebrate 50 years of the iconic BBC quiz show.

University Challenge: Champion of Champions
(17 Apr 2014)
Saturday April 19: 9pm BBC2

Cholesterol unlocks clues to prostate cancer spread
(16 Apr 2014)
Scientists have uncovered a link between cholesterol and prostate cancer’s ability to spread to the bones in a study published in the British Journal of Cancer today.

Funding boost for world’s most powerful telescope
(16 Apr 2014)
The University of Manchester has been awarded more than £6 million towards its part in the design work for the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope.

Outcome of stroke worse for people with infection
(15 Apr 2014)
Infection is bad news for all of us - but it can be really serious to people who have had a stroke. Evidence is mounting that infection makes things much worse after a stroke.

Mussolini was no buffoon, historian argues
(15 Apr 2014)
Benito Mussolini was not the bumbling buffoon portrayed in popular culture, but the most powerful force behind the rise of European Fascism before World War Two.

Science Stroke Art 2014 launches in Manchester for Action on Stroke Month
(14 Apr 2014)
The Stroke Association has teamed up with leading researchers from The University of Manchester, to run a series of innovative events in the city during Action on Stroke Month.

Ancient ‘spider’ images reveal eye-opening secrets
(11 Apr 2014)
Stunning images of a 305-million-year-old harvestman fossil reveal ancestors of the modern-day arachnids had two sets of eyes rather than one.

Fascinating story of GDP told
(11 Apr 2014)
One of the UK’s leading economists, who is to start as Professor at The University of Manchester in September, has put the spotlight on a statistic that appears constantly in the news, business, and politics in a new book.

Ethnically diverse neighbourhoods ‘safer’
(11 Apr 2014)
Residents of ethnically diverse neighbourhoods can expect to experience fewer assaults than residents of neighbourhoods with little or no ethnic diversity, according to a new way of measuring violence.

North West’s first Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair appointed
(09 Apr 2014)
Patients in Manchester are to benefit from a new Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research to follow the celebrated social reformer’s role reviewing and developing evidence to deliver the highest quality care to patients.

Education Professor leads Welsh Schools Challenge
(09 Apr 2014)
Professor Mel Ainscow (CBE), from The University of Manchester, is to be the Welsh Government’s new champion for Schools Challenge Cymru, Education Minister Huw Lewis announced yesterday.

Use celebrities wisely, Professor urges charities
(09 Apr 2014)
Celebrities working with international charities are at their most useful when they work behind the scenes speaking to movers and shakers, rather than filling column inches of newspapers, according to new research.

Global study to help improve quality of life for patients with diabetes
(08 Apr 2014)
Researchers at the Manchester Royal Infirmary’s Diabetes Centre and Vascular Surgery Department together with microbiologists from The University of Manchester have recruited the first patient into a global study evaluating the best surgical practice to remove dead tissue from wounds that fail to heal effectively.

New Director for Institute of Cancer Sciences
(08 Apr 2014)
One of the world's most cited scientists - knighted by the Queen for services to the subject - has taken the helm as Director at The University of Manchester's Institute for Cancer Sciences.

Accolade for top female economist
(08 Apr 2014)
Professor Rachel Griffith from the University of Manchester has been awarded The 2014 ‘Birgit Grodal Award’ given to Europe’s leading Female Economists.

Professor helps recreate 1915 field hospital for BBC drama The Crimson Field
(04 Apr 2014)
A University of Manchester academic from the School of Nursing has taken a journey back in time to help television producers recreate a 1915 field hospital for new BBC drama The Crimson Field which begins on Sunday.

Manchester launches MOOCs this month
(02 Apr 2014)
The University of Manchester is about to deliver a number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), an exciting new development in online education that allow Higher Education institutions to reach out to audiences that might not otherwise have access to their teaching material.

Research shows gastric surgery halves risk of heart attack in obese people
(02 Apr 2014)
Obese people who have stomach surgery to help them lose weight will halve their risk of heart attack according to new research from a team of doctors at The University of Manchester, University of East Anglia and University of Aberdeen.

Manchester academics begin major new study into 24/7 patient care
(02 Apr 2014)
A major new study is to look at how providing more hospital services around the clock affects patient care – and how cost effective it is.

Politics Expert Media Group: Clegg V Farage
(01 Apr 2014)
As Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage clash over the record of Vladimir Putin ahead of the pair’s second EU debate, a new facility for journalists is launched by The University of Manchester.

Osborne marks Graphene Institute topping out
(01 Apr 2014)
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne MP marked the topping out ceremony of National Graphene Institute (NGI) with a speech praising revolutionary science at The University of Manchester.

Ovarian cancer survivor backs study to improve screening
(31 Mar 2014)
A woman from Manchester has warned other women of the need to be aware of ovarian cancer, especially if you have a family history of the disease, as part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Osborne announces new doctoral training centre for Manchester
(28 Mar 2014)
The University of Manchester has been awarded £4.5million to establish a new Centre for Doctoral Training in ‘Materials for Demanding Environments', the Chancellor George Osborne announced today in Manchester.

Farage goes head to head with UKIP study authors
(28 Mar 2014)
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is to take part in a debate with the authors of a controversial new book on UKIP on 31 March at Chatham House.

Genetics can explain why infections can trigger rheumatoid arthritis
(27 Mar 2014)
A new international study has revealed how genetics could explain why different environmental exposures can trigger the onset of different forms of rheumatoid arthritis.

University welcomes Man Booker Prize winner
(27 Mar 2014)
The popular Literature Live series of events at The University of Manchester is to host the 2013 Man Booker Prize Winner Eleanor Catton for her novel The Luminaries.

Research produces strong evidence for new class of antidepressant drugs
(26 Mar 2014)
Scientists have shown for the first time that a chemical in the brain called galanin is involved in the risk of developing depression.

Million suns shed light on fossilised plant
(26 Mar 2014)
Scientists have used one of the brightest lights in the Universe to expose the biochemical structure of a 50 million-year-old fossil plant to stunning visual effect.

Lost text of 1968 godfather found
(26 Mar 2014)
A lost manuscript by the philosophical godfather of the 1968 protest movement and inspiration for today’s urban protestors has been discovered by a University of Manchester lecturer.

Suicide more likely in frequent-attenders at GPs
(26 Mar 2014)
Patients who visited their GP more than twice per month over a year were 12 times more likely to die by suicide, new research by The University of Manchester has found.

Family fun this Easter at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
(24 Mar 2014)
Come and discover more about the red planet!

International centre established to address child language learning and delay
(24 Mar 2014)
Experts from the Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster have secured one of the largest grants ever awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to carry out research which will transform understanding of how children learn to communicate.

Entrepreneurial Manchester academic shines at prestigious awards
(24 Mar 2014)
A scientist from The University of Manchester has been recognised for his entrepreneurial spirit.

Get involved with #MuseumWeek on Twitter
(24 Mar 2014)
#MuseumWeek, taking place from Monday, 24 March to Sunday, 30 March, will give Twitter users direct and unparalleled access to some of Europe’s leading museums and the people behind them in 140-character bursts.

Ethnic data ‘not always reliable’
(24 Mar 2014)
New research from The University of Manchester shows official forms cannot record our ethnic group precisely, because many of us change how we identify ourselves each time we are asked.

More frequent mammograms might benefit a third of women, study shows
(21 Mar 2014)
A study of over 50,000 women participating in the UK NHS Breast Screening Programme has found that, while three-yearly screening intervals are appropriate for the majority of women, approximately one third of women are at higher risk of developing cancer and might benefit from more frequent mammograms.

Women making theatre in war study launched
(21 Mar 2014)
A new project is to investigate the women making theatre in places of conflict across the world.

Scientists find mechanism to reset body clock
(21 Mar 2014)
Researchers from The University of Manchester have discovered a new mechanism that governs how body clocks react to changes in the environment.

Appointment of Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(21 Mar 2014)
Professor Colin Bailey has been appointed Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor by an Appointments panel chaired by Mr Anil Ruia, Chairman of the Board of Governors.

Linking storms to climate change a ‘distraction’, say experts
(20 Mar 2014)
Connecting extreme weather to climate change distracts from the need to protect society from high-impact weather events which will continue to happen irrespective of human-induced climate change, say experts.