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News archive - January 2008

Bullies target teens who cannot express emotion
(03 Jan 2008)
Teenagers with a communication disorder that stops them expressing and understanding emotions are twice as likely to be bullied than their peers, warn researchers at the University of Manchester.

New discoveries shed light on iconic Mancunian
(03 Jan 2008)
A new book has uncovered little known aspects of the life of Charles Hallé - founder of Britain's longest surviving professional orchestra, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this month.

New Years Honours 2008
(03 Jan 2008)
Six University of Manchester academics have been recognised in the 2008 New Year's Honours List.

University tackles Race Equality
(03 Jan 2008)
The University of Manchester is joining key local employers on Thursday 10th January 2008 at The Cooperative in Manchester to learn about the role they can play in attracting talent from ethnic minority communities.

Graphene makes movement easy for electrons
(07 Jan 2008)
Researchers at The University of Manchester have found that electrons move more easily in graphene than all other materials, including gold, silicon, gallium arsenide and carbon nanotubes.

Manchester researchers find key to stopping cancer in its tracks
(09 Jan 2008)
University of Manchester researchers have discovered a key process that may be involved in the spread of cancer by studying the growth of human embryonic stem (ES) cells.

Amazing life of black war hero recognised
(11 Jan 2008)
The incredible story of a black Briton who was murdered by the Gestapo in 1943 is being recognised thanks to the efforts of a group of Manchester school children.

Conspiracy! Fact and fiction are closer than we think
(15 Jan 2008)
Conspiracy theories which claim to shed more light on the 2001 twin towers disaster in New York are often closer to official versions than first thought - according to new research.

Sustainability of nuclear power under microscope
(15 Jan 2008)
The University of Manchester is leading a £2 million project to develop new tools for assessing the sustainability of nuclear power.

Universities' alternative to Google launched
(16 Jan 2008)
An internet search engine rivalling the multimillion pound Google is to be launched at the end of January by The University of Manchester's national data centre Mimas.

Diet and lifestyle critical to recovery, says study
(17 Jan 2008)
Diet and lifestyle may play a much more significant role in a person's ability to respond favourably to certain drugs, including some cancer therapies, than previously understood, say scientists.

Manchester gives healthcare innovation a boost
(21 Jan 2008)
A new research centre bringing medics and engineers together to solve clinical problems is set to make Manchester a world leader in patient care.

UK Doctors 'failing' children trapped in gender limbo
(22 Jan 2008)
Gender disordered children as young as ten are being denied desperately needed hormonal drugs leading to bullying, violence and even suicide according to new research.

Cell printing pioneer shortlisted for major prize
(24 Jan 2008)
A professor who developed technology that allows tailor-made tissues and bones to be grown has been shortlisted for a major international prize that recognises world changing ideas.

Wet winter weather is not weird, says atmospheric scientist
(24 Jan 2008)
The recent wet winter weather that has caused misery for thousands across the country is not that unusual, according to a leading atmospheric scientist from The University of Manchester.

Manchester physicist gets to grips with gravity
(28 Jan 2008)
A physicist from The University of Manchester will appear on national television tomorrow on Tuesday 29 January 2008, tackling a question that has baffled the world's greatest scientists for over 400 years - what is gravity?

Rugby scrums good as Sharks sign in
(30 Jan 2008)
The University of Manchester has launched a major coaching partnership with Premiership rugby side Sale Sharks.