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.
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Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
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Stress and domestic abuse increase risk of stillbirth
Research shows that mothers who experience deprivation, stress, abuse and unemployment in pregnancy are more likely to have stillborn babies.
Multimillion pound funding for auditory hallucination therapy
The Wellcome funding will enable researchers to extend the unique AVATAR therapy and assess the feasibility of making it available on the NHS.
‘Lab-on-a-chip’ devices set to reduce virus detection times
Experts at Manchester have developed biosensor devices linked to smartphones that could cut down real-time detection rates of COVID-19 and other viral outbreaks.
Manchester research finds unintended methane release from fracking site
The discovery shows that atmospheric monitoring of shale gas activity is crucial to assess any role that the industry may have in the UK’s future energy mix.
High blood pressure treatment unlikely to increase COVID-19 risk
Research shows that speculation over blood pressure lowering medications increasing the risk of COVID-19 infection is likely to be wrong.
Graphene test developed for detecting kidney disease
Researchers have developed a graphene-based testing system for disease-related antibodies targeting kidney disease.
Six-month dental check-ups not necessary for healthy adults
A review has shown that six-monthly check-ups don’t improve oral health as the risk of dental disease is different for individuals.
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Our cross-collaborative research allows for a blend of specialised approaches and interdisciplinary innovation.
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