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At The University of Manchester news breaks every day, whether it's a new discovery by one of our academics, an award won by one of our students, or an upcoming event at one of our visitor attractions.

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Latest news

Molecular clues to serious illnesses to be explored
(27 Jul 2015)
The University of Manchester is to lead a new £2.9 million molecular pathology research project to improve diagnosis and treatment of non-cancerous diseases within the NHS. A further £1.9M has been committed by The University of Manchester, industry and NHS partners.

EXPERT COMMENT: Government policy is 'short sighted' on climate
(24 Jul 2015)
Responding to a speech by new energy minister Amber Rudd on Government plans to tackle climate change, Professor Kevin Anderson, Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research said:

Social climbing makes the English happier than Americans
(24 Jul 2015)
People who grew up in a working class family are more satisfied in later life than those from a higher class background according to new research from The University of Manchester.

Review of Major Trauma Networks reveals increase in patient survival rates
(24 Jul 2015)
Results from the national audit by the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) released today show that an increasing number of patients who would have died before the introduction of trauma networks in England, now survive severe injuries.

Manchester scientists showcase research in Parliament
(22 Jul 2015)
A University of Manchester spin-out which leads the development of quantum dots and technology allowing energy efficient lighting and televisions has showcased its work in Parliament, as part of a national campaign run by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Physics.

Large rise in suicide among male patients in mental health care
(22 Jul 2015)
There has been a 29% rise in suicide since 2006 among men under the care of mental health services in the UK, a report by The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH) out on Wednesday 22 July shows. The number of suicides in male patients has now reached 1,239 per year.

Manchester professor conducts world’s first bionic eye implant
(21 Jul 2015)
The world’s first implant of a bionic eye has been carried out by a University of Manchester academic.

Rare Elizabeth Gaskell manuscripts go digital for the first time
(21 Jul 2015)
The only known complete handwritten manuscript of one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels will feature in the world’s largest online collection of her works which went live this week – giving the public free unlimited access to it for the first time.

OFFA approves University’s Access Agreement
(17 Jul 2015)
The University’s Access Agreement for 2016/17 has been approved by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA).

Manchester helps youngsters dig up the past
(16 Jul 2015)
Young people with disabilities are getting their hands dirty whilst working on an archaeological dig this summer.

The University of Manchester's Whitworth shortlisted for RIBA Stirling Prize
(16 Jul 2015)
Redeveloped "gallery in the park" up for UK's most prestigious architecture award

New drug combo could make cancer more sensitive to chemo
(14 Jul 2015)
Combining chemotherapy with new drugs that target a protein that helps cancer cells to withstand chemotherapy could drastically improve treatment, according to research published in the journal Cancer Cell.

Manchester presents to the United Nations
(14 Jul 2015)
The Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) will inform a session on the human rights of older people at the UN in New York

Anonymous patient's leukaemia genetically mapped to give hope to others
(14 Jul 2015)
Manchester scientists have genetically mapped the cancer of a leukaemia patient whose disease was resistant to treatment in order to identify a method of personalising therapy for individuals.

EXPERT COMMENT: Iran nuclear agreement
(14 Jul 2015)
Responding to the news that a deal has been struck on Iran's nuclear programme, Dr Siavush Randjbar-Daemi, an expert on Iranian 20th Century Political History at The University of Manchester, said:

Student battles illness to graduate and become a published author
(13 Jul 2015)
A student who overcame a debilitating illness has not only recovered to graduate but has done so well that his dissertation has formed the basis of a scientific study and has been published in an academic journal.

EXPERT COMMENT: Greece deal - "A political earthquake in Athens"
(13 Jul 2015)
Professor Dimitris Papadimitriou comments on the debt deal struck by Greece and the Eurozone today.

Cancer survivor beats odds to graduate from Manchester
(13 Jul 2015)
A University of Manchester zoology student who won her fight against cancer will graduate today (13 July).

Manchester academics complete Britain’s largest study of murder
(09 Jul 2015)
The most in-depth and comprehensive study of murder in Britain has been completed by a husband and wife team and is the subject of a new book.

Ties with Mexico strengthened
(08 Jul 2015)
The University of Manchester recently hosted the Tiles of Knowledge, an event organised to celebrate the Mexico-UK Bilateral Year 2015.

Medical student overcomes brain tumour to take up cancer hospital placement
(08 Jul 2015)
A University of Manchester medical student who graduated yesterday (7 July), returned as part of a placement to the radiotherapy department that treated her brain tumour.

Medical graduate provides a lifeline for remote Peruvian villages
(07 Jul 2015)
Graduation today (7 July) held no fear for a University of Manchester medic who has sailed up the Amazon and treated a snakebite victim in a jungle village.

Cystic fibrosis overcome by student who graduates with a first class degree
(07 Jul 2015)
A University of Manchester student graduated yesterday with a top degree in pharmacy, despite struggling with the cystic fibrosis she was diagnosed with as a baby.

WATCH: Allergy professor talks hay fever on BBC Breakfast
(07 Jul 2015)
Professor Angela Simpson appeared on the BBC Breakfast sofa to talk about hay fever this week.

Does pop music have a ‘Rhythm Of The Rain?’
(07 Jul 2015)
Weather is frequently portrayed in pop music, with a new scientific study finding over 750 popular music songs referring to weather.

New test could predict arthritis drug failure in patients
(03 Jul 2015)
A study of 311 patients by The University of Manchester has found that it may be possible to predict early which rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients will fail to respond to the biologic drugs given to treat them. These findings could help better manage patients’ symptoms.

Astronomers predict fireworks from a close encounter of the stellar kind
(03 Jul 2015)
Astronomers are predicting a close encounter between a stellar remnant the size of a city and one of the brightest stars in the Milky Way.

Researchers show how our sense of smell evolved, including in cave men
(02 Jul 2015)
A group of scientists led by Dr Kara Hoover of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and including Professor Matthew Cobb of The University of Manchester, has studied how our sense of smell has evolved, and has even reconstructed how a long-extinct human relative would have been able to smell.

The University of Manchester's Whitworth named Museum of the Year 2015
(02 Jul 2015)
The University of Manchester's redeveloped Whitworth art gallery has been awarded the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015. The £100,000 prize is the largest arts award in Britain and the biggest museum prize in the world.

Major Physics prize for graphene researcher
(02 Jul 2015)
A leading graphene scientist at The University of Manchester has been awarded a major Physics prize for the quality of his research.

Mexican students visit Manchester
(01 Jul 2015)
The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT) and the University of Manchester Research School (UoMRS) was launched on the 22 June following the signing of a landmark agreement with CONACyT earlier this year.

Why political correctness is suffocating the civil rights movement
(01 Jul 2015)
Political correctness is a hindrance to the civil rights movement according to a leading expert on James Baldwin – the American novelist and activist on racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies.

WATCH: Praise as stroke professor receives national award
(30 Jun 2015)
One of the country’s leading stroke specialists has scooped a national Life After Stroke Special Recognition Award for her pioneering work to transform the quality of stroke care in the UK.

Petitions buck the political participation trend
(29 Jun 2015)
At a time of falling voter turnouts and apathy in mainstream democratic politics new research comparing petitions across UK, Europe and the US has found they are making a comeback.