The University of Manchester’s research has real-world impact. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
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.
Supercomputer accelerates health research across northern England
The HeRC, a research partnership led by The University of Manchester, has financed a new computer system that can analyse bigger and more complex sets of information than was previously possible.
Brits feel fake when ‘poshing up’ accents
Some Brits with regional accents see themselves as frauds when they change their accent to cope with social situations, according to a Manchester linguist.
People with bipolar disorder are bigger risk-takers
Research led by the University has shown that circuits in the brain involved in pursuing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorder - guiding them towards riskier gambles.
Chemotherapy shown to affect memory in young cancer patients
A significant number of young cancer patients suffer memory-related side-effects from chemotherapy, according to a study by Manchester researchers.
Grant awarded to explore genes associated with rheumatoid arthritis
A Manchester researcher has received funding from Arthritis Research UK to help identify the genes involved in developing rheumatoid arthritis.
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