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Has Lincoln mystery been solved by JK Rowling unmasking technique?
(21 Jul 2017)
Experts believe they have solved a longstanding mystery, using a method similar to the one which discovered that Robert Galbraith – the author of detective story ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ - was in fact an alias for Harry Potter writer JK Rowling

NASA rover technology to be used in project to map nuclear sites comprehensively
(20 Jul 2017)
University of Manchester scientists are leading a team which is to comprehensively map some of the world’s most radioactive sites using sensing technology mounted on an advanced robotic vehicle.

shark expedition returns with new data and footage

(17 Jul 2017)
An international team of physiologists including The University of Manchester’s Dr Holly Shiels has returned from Greenland, where they battled storms and icebergs to study one of the world’s most mysterious sharks

Artificial intelligence and robots to make offshore windfarms safer and cheaper
(17 Jul 2017)

The University of Manchester is leading a consortium to investigate advanced technologies, including robotics and artificial intelligence, for the operation and maintenance of offshore windfarms.

New study reveals huge contribution of carers of terminally ill
(14 Jul 2017)

A landmark new study has revealed that family carers of people with cancer are providing care beyond the safe working hours recommended to preserve their health and well-being.

NIHR to fund major new research into prevention and management of stillbirth
(14 Jul 2017)
£2m funding award from the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) will enable researchers to undertake pioneering research to prevent and better manage stillbirths in sub-Saharan Africa.

LGB people with cancer share video experiences of care

(10 Jul 2017)
The unique experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people with cancer have been shared on a new video hub from The University of Manchester, funded by Macmillan Cancer Support – highlighting differences in their care, and issues around sex, support and bereavement.

Graphene membranes can make nuclear industry greener
(06 Jul 2017)

Graphene could help reduce the energy cost of producing heavy water and decontamination in nuclear power plants by over one hundred times compared with current technologies, University of Manchester research indicates.

How radioactive elements could be ‘fished out’ of nuclear waste
(03 Jul 2017)
Manchester scientists have revealed how arsenic molecules might be used to ‘fish out’ the most toxic elements from radioactive nuclear waste - a breakthrough that could make the decommissioning industry even safer and more effective.

Renting increases risk of depression and lowers wellbeing, study finds
(03 Jul 2017)
A team of researchers has found that people who rent their homes for longer have more symptoms of depression and lower levels of wellbeing, while the opposite is true for those who live in owned homes for a longer part of their lives

Are people ‘rolling the dice’ when it comes to food safety?
(30 Jun 2017)
A new study has revealed the levels of bad behaviours in UK kitchens which increase the public’s risk of getting food poisoning

Smartphones new weapon in war against anxiety
(21 Jun 2017)
New research has revealed that apps installed on smartphones can be used to significantly reduce anxiety