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.
Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
Next generation of nuclear robots will go where none have gone before
A new partnership between universities and industry has been funded with £4.6m to develop robots for use in nuclear clean-ups.
Manchester researchers identify key to darkness of soot in air pollution
Researchers are a step closer to understanding how the darkness of atmospheric soot particles is controlled by transparent coatings.
Psychological problems may increase surgery complications
Poor healing of wounds and increased pressures on the NHS through readmissions are more likely if surgery is carried out on people with anxiety or depression, a study has found.
Enormous promise for new parasitic infection treatment
The human whipworm, which infects 500 million people and can damage physical and mental growth, is killed at egg and adult stage by new drug developed at Manchester, Oxford and UCL.
Fish affected by oil spill give clues to air pollution heart disease
A study by Manchester and Stanford scientists into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution affects humans’ hearts.
B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds
A review has found that add-on treatment with high-dose B vitamins can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments alone.
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