The University of Manchester’s research has real-world impact beyond academia. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, seeking to be a global force for positive change.
From tackling cancer and poverty to finding the energy solutions of the future, our research is making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives across the globe.
Intensity-modulated radiotherapy could better control lung cancer
Manchester scientists are working out how to safely increase the radiotherapy dose given to lung cancer patients – potentially offering improved local control and survival.
Arthritis patients failing to take expensive medication
Large numbers of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are failing to take expensive medication as prescribed, according to a new study led by researchers in Manchester.
New tool to probe cancer’s molecular make-up
Scientists have shown how to better identify and measure vital molecules that control cell behaviour.
Hormone analysis helps identify horny rhinos
The first comprehensive study of captive black rhino reproduction in Europe highlights how hormone analysis could improve the success of breeding programmes.
Scientists learn more about rare skin cancer that killed Bob Marley
Cancer Research UK-funded scientists led by Professor Richard Marais (above) have found that acral melanoma is genetically distinct from more common types of skin cancer.
We focus our research around some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.