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.
Pulling the plug on pancreatic cancer cells
Researchers at Manchester have found a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by ‘switching off’ the systems that regulate calcium levels in the body.
Boost for new cancer centre in Manchester
The University has been awarded £5 million by The Wolfson Foundation to help build a new world-class cancer research facility.
Sleep patterns associated with lung disease
Scientists have discovered that people who regularly sleep for more than 11 hours or less than 4 hours are more likely to have pulmonary fibrosis.
Body clock linked with pneumonia
Researchers have found that removing the clock gene BMAL1 makes bacteria-engulfing defence cells in the body more effective against pneumonia.
Researchers discover when it’s good to get the blues
Manchester scientists have found that using dim, cooler lights in the evening and bright, warmer lights in the day can benefit our health.
Marine life key to understanding human heart problems
Fish exposed to oil spills can provide insight into the impact of particulate matter from air pollution on human hearts.
Jurassic skull unlocks 150-year-old mystery
A Manchester-led study has shown that the key to identifying two closely related marine reptiles is the shape of their skull.
The University was confirmed as a research powerhouse.
Find out about some of the areas in which our research is making a difference.