Biology, medicine and health
Our researchers are exploring all aspects of the disease, from prevention to treatment.
The University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, with Gritstone, have launched an early trial of a multivariant COVID-19 vaccine.
A fungus that is hazardous to patients with respiratory disease can be found at higher levels during the summer in rooms with outer-facing windows.
An in vitro study of FDA-approved drugs has shown some to be effective in slowing COVID-19 replication in infected human cells.
Research shows that COVID-19 patients may be treated just as effectively with oxygen as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy.
A study has shown strong disparities in excess death rates in England and Wales during the first 30 weeks of the pandemic.
Scientists at the University have developed a more efficient method to produce medicines that are in development for treating COVID-19.
Research shows that one in nine adults had very poor mental health during the first six months of the pandemic.
Research shows that hospitalised shift workers are up to three times more likely to test positive for COVID-19.
A new study will investigate the long-term effects of lung inflammation and scarring from COVID-19 to develop treatments.
Study shows that treatments for early breast cancer patients have largely been delivered in line with normal practice in the pandemic.
A systematic review of research evidence has associated COVID-19 with hearing loss and other auditory problems.
Experts are helping develop measures to reduce COVID-19 spread at and en route to work.
Over 70's with hearing difficulties experienced increased self-reported depression, loneliness, and memory problems during lockdown.
An analysis has outlined the role of systemic racism as a fundamental cause and driver of adverse health outcomes during the pandemic.
Researchers are working on a new design for a re-usable mask that could be made freely available to help those with hearing loss.
A study has found that children with cancer who have COVID-19 don’t appear to be at any increased risk of severe infection.
The Digital Care Homes C19 tracker is helping to protect older people’s health and wellbeing.
The team received more than 500 questions about their research into COVID-19 and how the virus behaves.
Up to 10,000 more people may have died in care homes from COVID-19 than previously realised.
Report shows that the north of England’s economy has been hit hardest during the pandemic.
Experts are providing health and social care professionals with psychology knowledge and skills during COVID-19.
A study is looking to improve the use of antibiotics for patients with COVID-19 at risk of sepsis.
New research suggests that levels of antibodies against the coronavirus have declined across the UK.
A new platform led by Manchester is ensuring that testing is as accurate and reliable as possible.
Sheena Cruickshank provides expert comment on what we know so far about coronavirus reinfection.
Research shows that speculation over blood pressure lowering medicine increasing the risk of COVID-19 is likely to be wrong.
Keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 blogs from our students.
A new study shows that white blood cells released from bone marrow have abnormal features in people who have COVID-19.
A survey has shown that audiologists feel the lockdown has brought beneficial changes to care of patients with hearing problems.
A not-for-profit led by Manchester is working with local communities and researchers on initiatives to mitigate the health inequalities resulting from the crisis.
Sheena Cruickshank discusses how inflammation is a key factor that explains vulnerability to severe COVID.
Researchers and volunteers have joined with the British Library to help historically document the NHS voices of COVID-19 project.
A Manchester team is sharing their clinical experience with colleagues in sub-Saharan Africa to implement public health changes.
A Manchester-based study is providing resources and support to contribute to suicide prevention during COVID-19.
Some patients are reporting deterioration in their hearing eight weeks after discharge from a hospital admission for COVID-19.
Early survey results have suggested that the COVID-19 transmitted through aerosol transmission is materially significant.
For one Manchester physician, COVID-19 has meant involvement in matters from clinical care to safe air travel.
Dr Ruth Bromley is leading a team of clinical ethicists at the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West.
Research suggests that changing rules and behaviours around COVID-19 could be leading to new stigmas.
We're investigating how the social care system can protect society's most vulnerable, as well as those who care for them.
Experts discuss tackling underlying conditions by combining public policy reform with community change and technology.
Experts review the international dental guidance to help support policy planners in producing their own national guidance.
Staff share their experiences of working at Manchester Royal Infirmary during COVID-19.
Kevin Munro explains why we’re investigating the long-term impact on hearing following coronavirus.
Experts discuss how T cells are involved and what it might mean for vaccine development.
'Your COVID-19 Risk' is an online tool that allows anyone to calculate their risk of contracting and spreading the virus.
Early results from a Manchester study show privacy and lack of effectiveness are amongst the most common concerns.
Research shows parts of the SARS-CoV-2 strain that activate an immune response, which could act as targets for vaccine development.
We're helping the national effort to accelerate clinical trials in intensive and critical care patients.
Manchester is part of a global network that is gathering data to assess the impact of COVID-19 on patients with rheumatic disease.
A genetic testing team are adapting lab space to accelerate testing in the north-west.
Immunologists are helping us to better understand how COVID-19 affects people differently.
A study of COPD patients found higher levels of the virus receptor in those who were overweight.
Mental health services have positively adapted to provide user-led, remote, informal and universal talking therapies.
Research has shown that more than 25% of the UK is 'likely to have been infected by COVID-19'.
Experts have carried out a rapid review of evidence to help policy-makers decide how to reopen dental services post-lockdown.
Experts say “we must step up research to harness immense power of the immune system” in the fight against COVID-19.
Experts map existing inequalities onto disease exposure, susceptibility, severity, and treatment.
The 'Keeping Well at Home' guide is for those who are unable to go outside, or have limited access to online resources.
Prof Munro warns that masks may prevent lip/speech reading and impair speech transmission for those hard of hearing.
Researchers are surveying young people to find out if social media helps minimise the negative effects of isolation.
Prof Kostarelos believes if we treat COVID-19 as a chronic disease, that a cancer care model could provide a constructive way forward.
New guidance has been published to support people with dementia and their carers affected by COVID-19.
Psychologists are to study whether writing about difficult experiences during the lockdown can help emotional wellbeing.
Research shows that children of mothers with mental illness are less likely to receive vaccinations during their first five years.
Professor Tony Redmond has been appointed as the Medical Director of the temporary hospital at Manchester Central.
Research shows social distancing is leading to heightened feelings of anxiety and depression.
A Manchester group has created printable online materials to help medical staff on the frontline of the COVID-19 response.
Manchester is to carry out a study that will inform policy on social distancing and supply chains.