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.
Bigger brains help social primates make up after a fight
A Manchester study has found that primates use their added cerebral power to cope with conflict caused by living in large groups.
Moderate drinkers not at risk when taking a widely used arthritis medicine
People taking a common arthritis medicine are not at increased risk of liver damage if they stick to 14 units of alcohol a week or fewer, a new study has found.
Ancient fossil reveals the evolution of bird legs
Researchers from the UK and China have highlighted how birds have shifted towards a more crouched posture over time.
Manchester scientists to receive £1.2m for pancreatic cancer research
Manchester scientists are set to receive £1.2m from Cancer Research UK to develop personalised treatments for patients.
Bioenergy illustrated in new graphic novel
Artists and researchers have worked in collaboration to produce a unique graphic novel which aims to answer some of the big questions around bioenergy.
Research set to reveal the chaotic mysteries of turbulence
Manchester-led research is on the brink of revealing mysteries of the force of nature that influences land, sea and air.
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