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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

Mont Blanc climb lets 62-year-old heart researcher put back
(28 May 2015)
A University of Manchester Professor of Cardiac Electrophysiology who suffers from high blood pressure and cholesterol will undertake the challenge of a lifetime when he climbs Mont Blanc next month to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Beliefs and family crucial in South Asian people’s management of diabetes
(27 May 2015)
Researchers from The University of Manchester in collaboration with Keele and Southampton Universities have published new findings which shed light on the poor outcomes of South Asian people with diabetes in the UK.

Some like it hot: Extremophile bacteria could be key to solving nuclear problems
(27 May 2015)
Radiation tolerant bacteria could be even more effective at clearing up nuclear waste through natural processes than previously thought.

Voting opens to elect new Chancellor
(26 May 2015)
The ballot to elect the next Chancellor of The University of Manchester opens today (Tuesday).

Research challenges assumption that arthritis patients take medication regularly
(26 May 2015)
New UK research has challenged the assumption that people with rheumatoid arthritis always take their medication as prescribed.

Extreme revision for medical student who saves neighbour’s life
(26 May 2015)
A University of Manchester medical student helped to save a neighbour’s life after he had a cardiac arrest – just a couple of weeks before her CPR exam.

Historic Dunkirk Evacuation footage found
(21 May 2015)
Unique and historically significant films shot 75 years ago, during the evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk in 1940, have been discovered at The University of Manchester Library.

Graphene antenna ‘could deliver cheap, flexible sensors’
(20 May 2015)
Scientists at The University of Manchester have revealed a graphene antenna capable of delivering cheaper, more powerful and more sustainable RFID tags and wireless sensors.

Jodrell Bank secures major Heritage Lottery Fund support
(20 May 2015)
The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory has received Heritage Lottery Fund support* for a £12,147,200 bid for the ‘First Light’ project, it was announced today (Wednesday).

EXPERT COMMENTARY: Deflation - Professor Diane Coyle
(19 May 2015)
Professor Coyle, Professor of Economics at Manchester, responds to news that the UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation turned negative for the first time in over 50 years

Northern brains undervalued at £8.75 per head, say researchers
(18 May 2015)
University of Manchester researchers have shown that government spending on research in ‘the Northern Powerhouse’ is increasing at only a third of the rate of that in the south.

Scientists announce major breakthrough against rare kidney disease
(18 May 2015)
Scientists at The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against Membranous Nephropathy (MN) – a rare kidney disease which can lead to kidney failure.

National teaching award for scientist
(15 May 2015)
Dr Patrick O'Malley, a Reader in Physical Chemistry at the University, has won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Higher Education Teaching Award 2015 for his pioneering technological innovation in chemistry teaching.

New findings support University bid for bandages to enter the electronic age
(14 May 2015)
The most detailed study to date showing how electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing has been carried out in 40 volunteers by University of Manchester scientists.

Revolutionary discovery could help tackle skin and heart conditions
(14 May 2015)
Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery about how certain cells stick to each other to form tissue.

Finding should enhance treatments that stop immune system attacks
(14 May 2015)
Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery about an immune cell which is already being used in immunotherapy to treat diseases such as type I diabetes.

Manchester gives city’s Roma community a voice
(13 May 2015)
University project is helping to overcome negative perceptions.

The Whitworth celebrates Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015 nomination
(13 May 2015)
After being shortlisted as one of six finalists for Museum of the Year 2015, the gallery has launched a “summer of love”, a summer’s worth of events and activities, to mark and to celebrate its nomination

‘Segregated’ Britain more diverse and unequal than thought
(13 May 2015)
New book from The University of Manchester's Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity publishes research which tackles misconceptions around ethnically diverse Britain

Training teachers for deaf children gets a robotic helping hand
(12 May 2015)
Deaf education lecturers at The University of Manchester are using the Swivl robot in school classrooms in a UK first for teacher training.

Expert Comment- El Nino
(12 May 2015)
Dr Grant Allen looks at predictions that a substantial El Nino event could occur this year, made by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, and assess the possible impact on the UK and rest of the world.

BBC Horizon: Egypt's dark secret
(11 May 2015)
University of Manchester team helps to uncover the story behind 70 million animal mummies

General election media experts
(07 May 2015)
The University of Manchester has experts available to speak to the media on almost all aspects of the political debate when the polls close tonight.

Potential for a more personalised approach to womb cancer
(07 May 2015)
Manchester doctors have helped show that high-risk womb cancer patients can be genetically profiled to allow them to receive more appropriate treatment.

Psychologists to help Dr Google
(07 May 2015)
Psychologists are to improve online health information on lung cancer after research showed that family members are more likely to search online to encourage loved ones to seek help.

70th anniversary of VE Day: Belsen and Auschwitz survivor speaks in Manchester
(06 May 2015)
A Holocaust survivor is sharing her experiences as the cellist of the Auschwitz women’s orchestra during a University of Manchester guest lecture being held the day before the 70th anniversary of VE Day (7 May)

GENERAL ELECTION: What a hung parliament would mean for Britain
(06 May 2015)
In the event of a hung parliament on Friday, the following experts are available to speak to the media about the constitutional and political implications on Britain.

Trapping elusive neutrino particles
(05 May 2015)
The University of Manchester is at the heart of a major world project to build an experiment which could detect neutrinos and help explain more about the origins of the Universe.

Manchester Prof prepares for ITV’s election special
(05 May 2015)
The University of Manchester’s Professor Jane Green is making the final preparations before she takes the hot seat in ITV’s coverage of the election night on Thursday.

Trial of new skin cancer drug begins as first patient receives treatment
(05 May 2015)
A patient has become the first to receive a new ‘resistance-busting’ experimental skin cancer drug with the launch of a phase I clinical trial.

Come and meet our slime mould
(05 May 2015)
Children and adults alike will get a chance to check out slime mould and pitch themselves against the curious creatures that form the substance at The University of Manchester’s Life Sciences Community Open Day.

Profiling approach to enable right lung cancer treatment match
(05 May 2015)
Manchester researchers have tested a new way to genetically profile lung cancer samples, potentially allowing doctors to more easily identify the most appropriate treatment for patients.

WATCH: Professor of politics talks to Breakfast about Question Time
(01 May 2015)
Head of Politics, Professor Andrew Russell appeared on BBC Breakfast on 1 May to talk about how the party leaders fared in the televised Question Time programmes, broadcast ahead of the General Election.

Double delight for Manchester students at national awards
(30 Apr 2015)
Two University of Manchester students took top honours in the finals of the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year awards.

Election commentary: Why don’t young people vote?
(30 Apr 2015)
New data from a European Union funded project provides insights into why young people in the UK do not appear to exercise their right to vote as much as many of their European counterparts. It is written by Professor Hilary Pilkington (University of Manchester) and Mark Ellison (Manchester Metropolitan University) and is part of the MYPLACE (Memory, Youth, Political Legacy & Civic Engagement) Project.

Jodrell Bank to be headquarters for the world’s biggest telescope
(30 Apr 2015)
The headquarters of the world’s biggest telescope will be at The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank, it has been announced.

Research unlocks critical early nutrient supply for embryos
(30 Apr 2015)
The mechanism by which embryos receive nutrition during the first 11 weeks of pregnancy has been revealed by University of Manchester scientists.

Lobster colour change mystery solved
(30 Apr 2015)
For the first time scientists have come up with a precise explanation for why lobsters change colour from blue/black to red when cooked.

Gene variants show potential in predicting rheumatoid arthritis disease outcomes
(29 Apr 2015)
Arthritis Research UK-funded scientists at The University of Manchester have identified a new way in which genotyping can be used to predict disease outcomes among sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.