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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

Style matters for Harvard professor at public event
(27 Aug 2015)
Steven Pinker, award-winning cognitive scientist and professor of psychology at Harvard University will be speaking about his new book on writing in the 21st century at an event on Tuesday 1 September.

Dementia detection research a personal mission for PhD student
(26 Aug 2015)
A University of Manchester PhD student has used MR scans in a new way to detect the devastating form of dementia that affected her late husband, raising the possibility of earlier diagnosis.

Robot scientist on show
(25 Aug 2015)
Children will be given the chance to meet the original robot scientist in a series of demonstrations at London’s Science Museum this week.

Dinosaur Britain
(25 Aug 2015)
An academic from The University of Manchester is to star in his own show about dinosaurs.

Gut feeling restored by growth outside the body
(25 Aug 2015)
University of Manchester scientists have bridged a gap between two separate pieces of small intestine kept alive outside the body, in an advance which could have implications for surgery in human adults and babies.

Genomes uncover life's early history
(21 Aug 2015)
A University of Manchester scientist is part of a team which has carried out one of the biggest ever analyses of genomes on life of all forms.

Manchester team reveal new, stable 2D materials
(20 Aug 2015)
Dozens of new two-dimensional materials similar to graphene are now available, thanks to research from University of Manchester scientists.

Healthy mood spreads through social contact, depression doesn’t
(19 Aug 2015)
New research has revealed that having mentally healthy friends can help someone recover from depression or even remain mentally healthy in the first place.

Sight loss link to low income and poor quality of life in older people
(19 Aug 2015)
New research finds that older people in the poorest parts of society are at much higher risk of sight problems than the wealthiest.

Mother of murdered Sophie Lancaster talks at Gothic Exhibition
(18 Aug 2015)
Sylvia Lancaster will address her ambition for a change in the law at an exhibition focussing on Gothic art and culture at the John Rylands Library

Stories from Europe's busiest bus route
(18 Aug 2015)
Stories from The Road is a new story-telling project that casts light on life and work along Oxford Road.

Prestigious award establishes new graphene start-up
(18 Aug 2015)
A University of Manchester scientist has won a prestigious award for his business proposal to develop a range of graphene-based inks for printed electronics.

‘Kathryn’s wheel’ collision lights up galaxy
(17 Aug 2015)
A spectacular collision between galaxies has been spotted near the Milky Way. Two small star systems are slamming into each other, producing a colourful firework display.

Gallery: Precinct Centre Bridge demolition
(17 Aug 2015)
As part of plans to redevelop Manchester Business School, the Precinct Centre Bridge over Oxford Road was demolished at the weekend (15-16 August).

New study examines link between hospital care for self-harm and risk of death
(13 Aug 2015)
A University of Manchester study which followed up 38,415 people admitted to hospital with self-harm has, for the first time, investigated the association between the treatment patients receive in hospital and their subsequent risk of death.

Manchester among first universities to receive Race Equality Charter award
(13 Aug 2015)
Eight English universities are today celebrating recognition for excellence in advancing racial equality in higher education

For the curious, the makers, the searchers and the sharers
(13 Aug 2015)
The Study, Manchester’s space for new thinking, opens 11 September 2015

Satisfaction continues to rise among Manchester students
(12 Aug 2015)
The University of Manchester continues to make good progress in the annual National Student Satisfaction (NSS) survey, with some excellent performances across Schools and disciplines.

Bid to cut childbirth mortality with game for African midwives
(11 Aug 2015)
Researchers at The University of Manchester have developed a new board game which will help African midwives to detect prolonged and obstructed labour to prevent women dying in childbirth.

Tunnels Through Time: Manchester’s century-long transport headache
(10 Aug 2015)
Geographer maps repeated attempts to bring cross-city monorail and tube travel to Manchester

Gallipoli 100 years on: Manchester pays tribute to genius lost to war
(10 Aug 2015)
Henry Moseley – one of the brightest hopes in British physics – lost his life today (10 August, 1915) at just 27 years old during the Gallipoli campaign, the bloodiest battle of World War One.

Student campaigns for memorial to thousands in Manchester pauper graves
(06 Aug 2015)
A student from The University of Manchester is rallying support behind her petition to remember more than 40,000 people buried in and around Manchester’s Angel Meadow.

Hat-trick for University on Building of the Year shortlist
(06 Aug 2015)
Three University of Manchester buildings have been shortlisted for the Greater Manchester Building of the Year award – making up half of the total shortlist.

Code-cracking odyssey makes Royal Society shortlist
(05 Aug 2015)
An acclaimed book by a University of Manchester zoologist on the DNA revolution has made the shortlist for the UK’s top science book prize.

University collaboration for early detection of lung cancer
(05 Aug 2015)
The University of Manchester has signed a collaboration agreement with Abcodia to perform proteomics studies on a cohort of non-small cell lung cancer cases from the UKCTOCS biobank, with the aim of discovering new blood-based biomarkers for earlier detection of the disease.

Graphene drives potential for the next-generation of fuel-efficient cars
(03 Aug 2015)
Graphene could lead to greener more fuel efficient cars in the future by converting heat into electricity.

Royal Society honour for Manchester scientist
(31 Jul 2015)
The Royal Society – the UK’s national academy of science – has announced the appointment of 19 new Wolfson Research Merit Award holders, including Manchester’s Jonathan Lloyd.