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.
Researchers find clouds filled with ‘ice-lollies’
On sunny days a cloud full of ice-lollies sounds like the ultimate treat, yet researchers from The University of Manchester have discovered such clouds, twice.
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.
Research tracks roots of harmful behaviour among young adults
New Anglo-Danish research shows childhood hospitalisations for trauma increase the risk of harmful and self-destructive behaviour in later life.
Tyrannosaurus rex bone proves Jurassic Park will never exist
T. rex gets a protein shake-up – with prehistoric collagen identified as a modern contaminant.
Breakthrough in pharmaceuticals production with new enzyme discovery
Scientists have discovered a new enzyme that will make a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease cheaper and quicker to produce.
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.
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