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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

Royal Society Professorship awarded to Sir Kostya Novoselov
(31 Oct 2014)
Royal Society Research Professorships have been awarded to two world-class scientists including Nobel-prize-winning physicist Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov FRS.

AstraZeneca and University form North West Centre for Advanced Drug Delivery
(30 Oct 2014)
The University of Manchester and AstraZeneca have entered into a strategic collaboration to develop cutting-edge technologies designed to enhance the way drugs work and deliver better health outcomes for patients.

Anti-epileptics: tough choices during pregnancy
(30 Oct 2014)
Taking certain anti-epileptic medications during pregnancy may be linked to developmental problems in children, according to a new study from The University of Manchester, published in The Cochrane Library.

Speech and language therapist to trial new technology for stroke rehabilitation
(29 Oct 2014)
A speech and language therapist from The University of Manchester has won a prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship to trial a new web-based app for stroke rehabilitation patients.

Medical Museum in rare display
(29 Oct 2014)
A rare display of the some of the historic medical curiosities that have been collected by The University of Manchester over the past 150 years has opened at Manchester Central Library.

Manchester’s Corridor set to benefit from green fund
(28 Oct 2014)
Manchester is set to land a share of €24 million to demonstrate cutting-edge green technologies.

University welcomes MEP
(28 Oct 2014)
Olga Cosmidou, Director-General of Directorate-General for Interpretation and Conferences, European Parliament visits The University of Manchester this week.

Wonder drug roadshow highlights need for greater safety with medicines
(27 Oct 2014)
Researchers from The University of Manchester are taking to the streets to talk directly to people about medication safety. The Wonder Drug Roadshow is part of the Manchester Science Festival and aims to raise awareness surrounding everyday medicines.

When cancer meets fashion
(27 Oct 2014)
A Manchester-based scientist has teamed up with a Pennsylvanian fashion designer to create a dress showing how prostate cancer spreads in the body.

New projects to improve dementia detection
(27 Oct 2014)
The University of Manchester is to lead a new project to detect dementia earlier and in greater detail than ever before with improvements to MRI scanning.

New support method improves health of kidney disease patients
(24 Oct 2014)
A healthcare intervention developed by researchers at The University of Manchester and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Greater Manchester has been shown to have significant health benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

2011 English summer riots: Courts accused of ‘collective hysteria’
(23 Oct 2014)
A review of sentencing following the 2011 English riots has shown that sentences were much harsher than realised at first.

Babies’ interest in faces linked to callous and unemotional traits
(23 Oct 2014)
Scientists at The University of Manchester, King’s College London and The University of Liverpool have found that an infant’s preference for a person’s face, rather than an object, is associated with lower levels of callous and unemotional behaviours in toddlerhood.

Boost for lung infection research with new UK-Brazil partnership
(23 Oct 2014)
The University of Manchester has begun a new partnership with a Brazilian university to carry out more research into a fungal lung infection which affects at least three million people worldwide and is 75% fatal.

Triple success for Manchester in clinical research funding
(23 Oct 2014)
The University of Manchester has been awarded £24 million to tackle dementia, improve clinical sample testing and improve our understanding of basic cell biology, Chancellor George Osborne announced today.

University of Manchester student wins national novel award
(23 Oct 2014)
Caroline Chisholm, a PhD student at the University’s Centre for New Writing has won the inaugural Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel in this year’s Bridport Prize with her story Swimming Pool Hill.

New test could identify infants with rare insulin disease
(23 Oct 2014)
A rare form of a devastating disease which causes low blood sugar levels in babies and infants may now be recognised earlier thanks to a new test developed by researchers from The University of Manchester

University drug development spin-out C4X Discovery AIMS high
(23 Oct 2014)
C4X Discovery (C4XD), a drug development company with a leading technology for rational drug discovery and design has successfully floated on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with approximately £31M placed. C4XD is backed by life science investor, Aquarius Equity Partners. Zeus Capital acted as nominated adviser and broker

Spectacular science takes over Manchester
(22 Oct 2014)
Oxford Road will be turned into a giant laboratory this weekend as spectacular science takes over Manchester!

Peanut in house dust linked to allergy in children with skin gene mutation
(22 Oct 2014)
A new study by The University of Manchester, working with colleagues at King’s College London and the University of Dundee, has found a strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically predisposed to a skin barrier defect.

Foundation lecture and honorary degrees mark tenth anniversary
(22 Oct 2014)
Falklands War veteran Simon Weston, author and screenwriter Professor Jeanette Winterson and scientist and academic leader Professor Dame Julia King will be awarded honorary degrees at The University of Manchester today (Wednesday).

Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants
(21 Oct 2014)
Scientists at The University of Manchester hope a major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins. The result is a culmination of 15 years of research and has been published in Nature. It details how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants.

policy@manchester welcomes Lord Speaker Baroness D'Souza
(17 Oct 2014)
Lord Speaker Baroness D'Souza spoke at an event hosted by The University of Manchester this week.

University medic attends African Ebola volunteer session
(16 Oct 2014)
A medic based at the University of Manchester has completed an induction session as she prepares to travel to West Africa to help the fight against Ebola.

Landmark donation from Lord Alliance of Manchester
(16 Oct 2014)
Business School to become 'Alliance Manchester Business School' in September 2015 following transformational donation

Prospects of ending corporate corruption ‘bleak’
(16 Oct 2014)
Legislation designed to help law enforcement agencies respond to economic crimes such as corporate corruption and bribery is facing significant obstacles to enforcement – and the situation is unlikely to improve in the foreseeable future.

University launches The John Rylands Research Institute
(14 Oct 2014)
Bringing together world class expertise to reveal the riches of the Rylands.

Watch: Manchester academics discuss climate change and human evolution
(14 Oct 2014)
Our experts talk to Human Universe presenter and fellow Manchester academic Brian Cox about the environment’s influence on human development.

Art exploring the impact of war on the human senses goes on show
(10 Oct 2014)
Manchester Art Gallery will present The Sensory War 1914-2014, a major group exhibition marking the Centenary of the First World War that will explore how artists have communicated the impact of military conflict on the body, mind, environment and human senses between 1914 and 2014.

Mining big data yields Alzheimer’s discovery
(09 Oct 2014)
Scientists at The University of Manchester have used a new way of working to identify a new gene linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The discovery fills in another piece of the jigsaw when it comes to identifying people most at risk of developing the condition.

Astronomers see right into heart of exploding star
(09 Oct 2014)
An international team of astronomers has been able to see into the heart of an exploding star, by combining data from telescopes that are hundreds or even thousands of kilometres apart.

Rugby League successful at attracting new fans, finds study
(09 Oct 2014)
Rugby League is working hard to grow its fan base in the Manchester area according to a new study by The University of Manchester.

Lib Dems still eyeing the coalition prize
(08 Oct 2014)
As Nick Clegg looks to close the Lib Dem autumn Conference, Head of Politics at The University of Manchester, Professor Andrew Russell argues the leadership are still positioning their party as kingmakers after the May 2015 General Election.

The Human Universe with Professor Brian Cox
(06 Oct 2014)
A new TV programme shows Brian Cox tackling the most profound questions we have ever asked on Tuesday, 7 October at 9pm on BBC2

Manchester success at international undergraduate awards
(06 Oct 2014)
Siddharth Krishnan won the Life Sciences category of the Undergraduate Awards, an international academic awards programme that identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework.

The Whitworth Art Gallery’s grand opening
(03 Oct 2014)
The newly developed Whitworth Art Gallery, closed for over a year while it underwent a £15 million transformation, will reopen on Saturday, 14 February.

University Music Graduate Tom Coult Signs with Faber Music
(03 Oct 2014)
A young composer and University of Manchester graduate has signed a new publishing agreement as a House composer with one of the leading independent British publishers of classical, contemporary, media, and printed pop and educational music.

Discovery helps to spot what makes a good drug
(02 Oct 2014)
A new test developed by researchers from The University of Manchester could revolutionise the discovery of new prescription drugs.

Employing private security companies in war cuts costs but causes problems
(02 Oct 2014)
New research from The University of Manchester is examining whether employing private security companies in war cuts costs but causes problems.

Translating the Deaf Self: understanding the impact of mediation
(02 Oct 2014)
Interpreters and translators form a large part of everyday life for Deaf people in interaction with hearing communities. The effects of this on how they are perceived by others and in turn how Deaf people see themselves, is to be investigated by a team of researchers in Edinburgh and Manchester.

Food Poverty: Experts Say Foodbanks Are Inevitable in the UK
(01 Oct 2014)
Food insecurity and malnutrition in the UK is a much wider problem than has been recognised, according to experts from the University of Manchester.

Immunotherapy could stop resistance to radio therapy
(01 Oct 2014)
Treating cancers with immunotherapy and radiotherapy at the same time could stop them from becoming resistant to treatment, according to a study published in Cancer Research today.

Exercise to prevent falls and fractures
(01 Oct 2014)
Boosting your activity levels and doing strength and balance exercises significantly reduces your risk of breaking a bone as a result of falling if you are over 60, according to experts from an international research group based at The University of Manchester.