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.
New antibody to target childhood leukaemia
Researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered that a protein found on the surface of cells contributes to chemotherapy resistance in the most common type of childhood leukaemia.
Comets contributed to Earth’s atmosphere, say scientists
Scientists have revealed that some of Earth’s atmosphere may have been brought to the planet by comets billions of years ago.
Citizen scientists to track allergies with new smartphone app
The public are invited to download a free app to track their seasonal allergy symptoms and help researchers understand why the frequency of allergies is increasing.
New test for childhood genetic disorders ‘transformational’
A new test developed by Manchester researchers could transform the diagnosis of rare genetic disorders in children.
New more sensitive approaches to detect bowel disease
A Manchester study on intestine mucus linings has found changes that could be spotted 12 weeks earlier in diagnosing bowel disease.
Miniaturised ‘heat engines’ could power nanoscale machines of the future
Manchester research has thrown new light on miniaturised ‘heat engines’ that could one day help power quantum computers.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.