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 compound discovered in fight against inflammatory disease
A ten-year study by Manchester scientists for a new compound that is able to block a key component in inflammatory illness has ended in success.
Scientists invent fake booze-detecting device in fight against counterfeiters
Manchester researchers have developed the world’s first handheld device that can detect fake spirits, such as vodka and whisky, whilst still in their bottles.
Academics end 200-year confusion on diagnosis of ‘hidden’ child condition
Manchester academics agree new terminology for the hidden condition that can affect every aspect of communication with lasting impact on children.
University to play key role in £65m science partnership with US
The University will play a leading role in a £65 million global science project based in the US that could change our understanding of the universe.
Scientists create world’s first ‘molecular robot’ capable of building molecules
Manchester scientists have created the world’s first ‘molecular robot’ capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules.
Study suggests epilepsy drug can be used to treat form of dwarfism
A drug used to treat conditions such as epilepsy has been shown in lab tests in Manchester to significantly improve bone growth impaired by a form of dwarfism.
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