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.
Arctic expedition to uncover secrets of an ancient shark
Manchester physiologist, Dr Holly Shiels, joins an international team on a research expedition to investigate the mysterious Greenland shark.
Major new grant for European research to improve cancer drug safety
A new consortium which will develop new scanning techniques to improve the safety of cancer and arthritis drugs has been formed.
Scientists identify new way of attacking breast cancer
Researchers have revealed a new driver for the growth and spread of breast cancer cells and have designed a novel drug to block it.
Study reveals enormous advances for arthritis patients
People living with Rheumatoid Arthritis have experienced significant improvements in their daily lives due to early and more aggressive treatments.
Counselling could reduce anxiety for vision-loss patients
Treatments for vision loss need to be allied with careful counselling to ensure patients maintain good psychological health as well as good eyesight, new research recommends.
Falls now commonest type of major trauma
A new report has found that falls from a standing height are now the most common cause of major trauma in older people.
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