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.
100-million-year-old fossilised fish slime shakes up our family tree
An international team, including Manchester researchers, have uncovered evolutionary secrets hidden in the fossil of a hagfish.
New particle detector built to help study rare cosmic rays
Astrophysicists have built a prototype particle detector to unlock the mysteries of rare cosmic rays that enter our atmosphere.
Fears over alcohol-addiction drug unfounded, review reveals
A study led by a Manchester master’s student has found no evidence of any serious side-effects for using naltrexone, though many doctors won’t prescribe it.
Stellar prizes for Manchester astronomy researchers
Two university astronomers have been awarded prestigious prizes from the Royal Astronomical Society for their outstanding research and outreach work.
GPs prescribe more opioids for pain in poor northern areas
Researchers from Manchester and Nottingham have found that patients living in poorer areas are likely to be prescribed more opioids by their GPs.
Caring for the hills protects us from flooding
A restoration scheme on the hills of the Peak District has the potential to reduce the level of flood risk to the towns and villages below, according to researchers.
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Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.