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Older people who self-harm at highest risk of suicide, finds study
(16 Oct 2018)
People over 65 who harm themselves are more likely to die by suicide than other age groups, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry by Manchester and Keele University academics

EPSRC announces further £14 million to keep UK Catalysis Hub sparking
(08 Oct 2018)
Professor Chris Hardacre and the University lead alongside two other institutions on UK’s Catalysis Hub that will support a nationwide research programme

Sanger embraces new approach to genomic research
(01 Oct 2018)
Three new Associate Faculty, including Patrick Cai from the University, will help to found the Wellcome Sanger Institute’s skills in synthetic genomics

University secures multi-million pound research partnerships with industry leads
(28 Sep 2018)
The University of Manchester has been awarded a pair of multi-million pound research grants to work with two leading industry partners, Astra Zeneca and AkzoNobel

Beetroot has blood pressure link in pregnant women
(31 Aug 2018)
A study by Manchester scientists and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has found a link between the humble beetroot and blood pressure regulation in pregnant women

Pressure on British Muslim parents to counter extremism is damaging
(09 Aug 2018)
Pressure on British Muslim parents to counter extremism in their own families is having a detrimental effect, according to new research by Manchester academic Madeline-Sophie Abbas

New NIHR funding for research into employment patterns in general practice
(06 Aug 2018)
The University has secured new NIHR funding for research into the effects of changing employment patterns in general practice

Research reveals the benefits of investment in energy efficiency
(03 Aug 2018)
New research projects from Manchester Urban Institute have shown how improvements in the efficiency of household energy use can result in benefits for human health and well-being, economic productivity, environmental quality and urban development

Start-up company to expand its peat and heathland wildfire research efforts
(27 Jul 2018)
The founder of EnviroSAR, whose expertise was used as two wildfires devastated moorland areas this summer in the northwest of England, is aiming to expand research and development so her company can better monitor wildfires and restoration at a national level

Graphene smart membranes can control water
(18 Jul 2018)
Researchers at the National Graphene Institute (NGI) have achieved a long-sought-after objective of electrically controlling water flow through membranes

EPSRC IAA 5th Call for Proposals
(11 Jul 2018)
Industry collaboration funding to support impact generation - Submission Deadline – 12 noon, 17th October 2018

Phone insomniac? Sleepy smart screen could be the answer
(26 Jun 2018)
Visual displays which may stop us from feeling sleepy, can be redesigned to give us all a well-earned rest, according to a new study

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.