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.
In a series of flash lectures, experts from Manchester address the big questions the world must answer in building back from the pandemic.
Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative research is tackling some of the world's biggest challenges.
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Study identifies why some athletes experience heart rhythm problems
An international research team has discovered why some athletes experience ‘heart block’, paving the way for new interventions.
New treatment improves mental health of heart disease patients
A Manchester-led study has found that Metacognitive Therapy can improve symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Answering the call for sustainable materials for menstrual products
Henry Royce Institute researchers will work with Callay to reduce the use of non-renewable materials in menstrual products.
Ocean warming could hit shark survival
Research suggests that higher ocean temperatures reduce freeze response times which infant sharks use to avoid being eaten.
Mould exposure increases chest problems
Research shows that those with a common respiratory disease are more likely to visit a GP for chest problems after mould exposure.
Fitbits could help patients recover faster from surgery
Research has found that smartwatches could help prepare patients for major surgery and improve their recovery.
Survey shows high number of GPs wanting to leave before pandemic
Research shows that 37% of GPs said they were likely to quit direct patient care within five years before the pandemic.
Our cross-collaborative research allows for a blend of specialised approaches and interdisciplinary innovation.
We combine disciplines and capabilities to meet research challenges and the needs of society.
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