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Science and Engineering Research outputs workshop
(07 Jun 2018)
Helping researchers create world-leading papers in the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Go with your gut
(21 May 2018)
Professor Gerard Hodgkinson discusses when to follow your intuition

UK’s gender pay gap is narrowing, new research finds
(11 May 2018)
The UK’s gender pay gap is gradually narrowing - but women still have some way to go to match the earning level of their male counterparts, according to a report published by the Department for Education

Fringe benefits - drug side effects could treat human hair loss
(09 May 2018)
A new drug could ease the distress of men and women who suffer from baldness, according to researchers from the Centre for Dermatology Research

New mental health support for postgrad students to be developed
(11 Apr 2018)
The University has been awarded £150,000 to develop new ways of supporting the wellbeing and mental health of postgraduate research students

The Big Society has positive impact on local communities
(19 Mar 2018)
Research finds that Cameron's National Citizenship Service aids integration

Study finds that UK rivers are heavily contaminated with microplastics
(13 Mar 2018)
Manchester researchers are calling for tighter regulations on waste flowing into urban waterways, after a study found that microplastics from urban river channels are a major contributor to ocean pollution

GP funding has unfair London bias, finds study
(22 Feb 2018)
New research led by Manchester data scientists reveals that primary care funding in England is not distributed according to local health needs

Evidence shows pets can help people with mental health problems
(20 Feb 2018)
The first attempt to systematically review existing evidence has shown that pet ownership can help people with mental health problems

Jack the Ripper letter mystery solved by University researcher
(29 Jan 2018)
University researcher uses modern forensic linguistic techniques to analyse hoax letters

Air quality research ‘supersite’ set for the Univesity
(24 Jan 2018)
A new network of advanced air quality monitoring instruments will detect harmful air pollutants and their sources in greater detail than ever before at existing research sites in three UK cities.

Can’t name Lady Di? Blame your left brain
(24 Jan 2018)
University Psychologists discover a new connection between the left side of the brain and long term memory

Scientists develop graphene sensors that could change the Internet of Things
(11 Jan 2018)
Researchers have devised graphene sensors embedded into RFIDs, which have the potential to revolutionise the Internet of Things (IoT)


(19 Dec 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.


(15 Dec 2017)
Bedcovers which form a barrier to house dust mites appear to reduce asthma flare-ups in children, according to new research conducted in Manchester.

Realising the City
(14 Dec 2017)
New book highlights that Manchester’s regeneration has not benefitted everyone

Self-harm risk assessment scales ‘unhelpful’
(12 Dec 2017)
People who come to hospital after self-harm are unlikely to be helped by the use of risk scales when they see mental health staff, according to new research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.


(08 Dec 2017)
Researchers from the UK and China have found that living birds have a more crouched leg posture than their ancestors, who are generally thought to have moved with straighter limbs similar to those of humans.

Graphene at the forefront of a sports footwear revolution
(06 Dec 2017)
A University partnership is launching a revolutionary world-first in the sports footwear market following a unique collaboration with scientific experts

Arthritis medicine and alcohol

(05 Dec 2017)
People taking a common rheumatoid arthritis medicine are not at increased risk of liver damage if they stick to 14 units of alcohol a week or fewer, a new study from The University of Manchester has found.

Bigger brains help primates to make up after a fight

(01 Dec 2017)
Social primates with bigger brains are likely to use their added cerebral power to cope with conflict, a study from The University of Manchester has revealed.

Just like Wolverine, humans need metal to maintain strong bones
(28 Nov 2017)

An international team of researchers, led by The University of Manchester, has used the UK’s Diamond Light Source facility (pictured above) to image the precise location and chemistry behind the growth in bone for the first time. Their research has provided fresh insight into how bones grow and develop, and how the traces of metal found in bones play a vital part in this process.

Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking wate
(24 Nov 2017)

Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved.

Trial of new triple inhaler shows 20% reduction in COPD flare-ups
(21 Nov 2017)

Flare-ups in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the UK’s fourth leading cause of death, can be reduced by 20% by a combined triple inhaler, according to the results of a trial of more than 2,000 people conducted by The University of Manchester.

Psychologist puts positive spin on fear of spiders
(17 Nov 2017)

New research by a University of Manchester psychologist could give new hope to people who are scared of spiders.


(14 Nov 2017)
The earliest autism intervention study in the world has suggested that a parenting intervention using video-feedback for families with babies at family risk of autism may reduce the severity of emerging signs of autism.

Graphene water filter turns whisky clear
(13 Nov 2017)
In their experiments, Manchester researchers filtered whisky and cognac through a graphene-oxide membrane

Phosphorene reveals its superconductivity

(10 Nov 2017)
A new atomically thin material similar to graphene has been proven to be a promising new superconductive material.

Study shows therapeutic impact of neighbourliness on dementia
(07 Nov 2017)
New research is showing how being connected with their local community has reaped enormous benefits for people with dementia

Study reveals enormous advances for rheumatoid arthritis patients
(07 Nov 2017)

People living with Rheumatoid Arthritis have experienced significant improvements in their daily lives which is probably down to early and more aggressive treatment of the disease, according to new research from The Universities of Manchester and East Anglia.