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There's always something new to read about the Faculty, whether it's a new discovery by one of our academics, an award won by one of our students, or an upcoming event.

Most press releases will specify media contacts, but if in doubt, please get in touch with our Media Relations Officer Jamie Brown at or on +44 (0)161 275 8383.

Latest news

Manchester’s role in Theresa May’s mental health plans
(13 January 2017)

There has been much interest in Theresa May’s plans to do more to help those particularly young people, with mental health conditions. In her speech at the Charity Commission, the Prime Minister announced a number of pledges including a new review of employment and mental health and expansion of digital services. She also launched a revised National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England. Professor Louis Appleby from The University of Manchester, is Chair of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group. Professor Nav Kapur, also from Manchester, sits on the Group and chaired the NICE guidelines on the management of self-harm.

IVF success rates ‘misleading’
(12 January 2017)

Success rates advertised on the majority of IVF clinic websites are highly misleading, even if published in good faith, because they can cherry-pick their results, according to a new study.

Heart attack risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients almost halved by biologic drugs
(11 January 2017)

A biologic drug which treats rheumatoid arthritis has been shown by new research to reduce the risk of heart attacks in arthritis sufferers by up to 40 per cent.

Manchester patients to receive bionic eye implants
(22 December 2016)

Five blind Manchester patients will be among the first in the country to receive revolutionary bionic eye implants funded by the NHS.

Selfishness means chimps are less like us, study finds
(20 December 2016)

A new study finds that unlike humans, Chimpanzees are entirely selfish creatures who act in their own interests, turning conceived wisdom on its head.

Manchester Molecular Pathology Innovation Centre announces strategic collaboration
(20 December 2016)

The University of Manchester has announced a strategic collaboration with U.S. company Singulex, Inc., a leader in the use of single molecule counting technology as a diagnostic tool.

Genetics links sleep disturbance with restless legs syndrome, schizophrenia, and obesity
(19 December 2016)

A team of American and British scientists have for the first time discovered genetic connections between sleep disturbance and a range of medical disorders including obesity.

Outstanding Manchester humanitarians recognised for their world-leading roles
(19 December 2016)

Two former Manchester students have been presented with awards by the University in recognition of their world-leading leading roles in humanitarian aid and emergency response.

Deaf researcher improving the lives of Deaf people living with dementia
(16 December 2016)

The first Deaf sign language user in the world to interview Deaf people living with dementia about their care and support experiences and needs has graduated with a PhD from The University of Manchester.

Manchester student fulfils nursing dream thanks to University social mobility programme
(15 December 2016)

A student who helped care for her elderly relatives has just graduated from The University of Manchester, thanks to a scholarship which enabled her to take her dream nursing course.

Manchester graduate from Nigeria hoping to improve the health of her fellow citizens
(15 December 2016)

A Nigerian public health professional has graduated from a world-leading Manchester course, and she now hopes to use her skills to improve the health of young people in her home country.

Manchester set to get around £42 million boost for cancer research
(15 December 2016)

Manchester is set to receive a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK.

Cancer: A year of Manchester solutions to a global problem
(15 December 2016)

This year is ending on a high note for researchers working in the cancer field here in Manchester. With today’s announcement of more than £42m of investment from Cancer Research UK, the city is now firmly established among the world’s elite for finding new treatments and prevention strategies for this disease.

Graduation success for inspiring Rwandan academic
(14 December 2016)

A Rwandan who was awarded a place at The University of Manchester thanks to the institution’s international scholarship programme has graduated with a postgraduate degree in MSc Medical Microbiology, and will now use his experience to inspire others and improve teaching in his home country.

Double win for Manchester in Understanding Animal Research's Openness Awards
(9 December 2016)

The University of Manchester has won two awards for the way in which it communicates animal research.

Pets offer valuable support for owners with mental health problems
(9 December 2016)

Pets can help people manage their long-term mental health conditions, according to University of Manchester research published in the open access journal BMC Psychiatry.

GPs not dissatisfied with performance related pay, study finds
(8 December 2016)

Linking GPs’ pay to their performance has no discernible effect on their job satisfaction, a University of Manchester study of almost 2,000 UK doctors over a four-year period has found.

Link found between epilepsy drugs and birth defects
(7 December 2016)

A joint study conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool and Manchester has found a link between birth defects and certain types of epilepsy medication.

Major investment planned for Manchester’s Cell-Matrix Research Centre
(7 December 2016)

The Wellcome Centre for Cell-Matrix Research at The University of Manchester will receive a major funding boost as part of an £118m injection announced today by charitable foundation, Wellcome Trust.

Research finds that older people’s sexual problems are being dismissed
(6 December 2016)

Older people’s sexual activity problems and desires are being dismissed by health practitioners due to their age, a new study has suggested.

New research suggests doctors’ burnout should be treated as organisation-wide problem
(5 December 2016)

Current approaches to dealing with burnouts in doctors on an individual case-by-case basis is not effective and the issue should instead be tackled with organisation-wide initiatives, according to researchers at The University of Manchester and the University of Southampton.


Age-friendly Manchester project wins national award
(30 November 2016)

A project which trained older people to be researchers into the future of their city has won a major national award for its ground-breaking work, on a night when two other Manchester projects were also shortlisted.

Manchester designers work with young people with musculoskeletal conditions to showcase co-produced lifestyle products
(28 November 2016)

A group of young designers from Manchester are launching a new exhibition on Monday, 5 December, showcasing innovative designs at Manchester Art Gallery to help raise awareness of musculoskeletal disorders.

Alys wins the inaugural Times Higher Education award for outstanding research student supervision
(25 November 2016)

The University of Manchester’s Professor Alys Young won the Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year award last night at the Times Higher Education Awards 2016

New drug limits and then repairs brain damage in stroke
(25 November 2016)

Researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered that a potential new drug reduces the number of brain cells destroyed by stroke and then helps to repair the damage.

Successful clinical pharmacology training scheme renewed
(23 November 2016)

A highly successful University scheme to train “high flyers” who are likely to become future leaders in academia and industry has been renewed by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Prototype smart cane could transform lives of the blind and visually impaired
(23 November 2016)

An enterprising researcher from The University of Manchester has developed a prototype tool that could help transform the lives of the blind and visually impaired.

Blood test could predict best treatment for lung cancer
(21 November 2016)

A blood test could predict how well small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients will respond to treatment, according to new research published in Nature Medicine today.

Viagra linked with reduced heart attack risk and improved heart attack survival
(18 November 2016)

Men with type 2 diabetes taking treatments for erectile dysfunction could be reducing their risk of a heart attack and improving their chances of surviving a heart attack, according to a study funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

Government invests a further £12.5m in Greater Manchester’s devolved health system to expand pioneering clinical research
(18 November 2016)

In a second boost for Manchester in as many months, a single city-wide bid has been awarded £12.5m by the Department of Health to fund the cutting-edge research space, highly trained staff and specialist equipment required to develop and deliver pioneering new treatments across three NHS sites in Greater Manchester.