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.
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Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
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Mental health patients leaving hospital in first lockdown felt lonely and isolated
Manchester researchers found that mental health patients discharged from hospital during the first COVID-19 lockdown experienced loneliness and social isolation.
Childhood exposure to air pollution is linked to self-harm in later life, study finds
"Findings add to the growing evidence indicating that higher levels of air pollution exposure link with poor mental health outcomes", said Dr Pearl Mok.
Astronomers solve a 900-year-old cosmic mystery
Manchester's Albert Zijlstra has helped solve the mystery of a famous supernova first spotted over China in 1181AD.
Human embryos make contact with mother-to-be
Scientists have discovered a new way that human embryos are able to communicate with mothers-to-be after just six days.
Online tool developed to help prevent self-harm
Researchers and those with lived experience have designed an online tool to help reduce and prevent repeat self-harm.
Scientists develop cosmic concrete
Scientists have developed a way of creating a concrete-like material made of extra-terrestrial dust and human protein suited for extra-terrestrial environments.
Review suggests ways to treat prostate cancer
A review has analysed using low-dose-rate and high-dose-rate brachytherapy, and external beam radiotherapy to treat reoccurring prostate cancer.
Our cross-collaborative research allows for a blend of specialised approaches and interdisciplinary innovation.
We combine disciplines and capabilities to meet research challenges and the needs of society.
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