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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 scientists to receive £1.2million for new era in pancreatic cancer research
(24 March 2017)

Manchester scientists are set to receive £1.2million from Cancer Research UK to help transform pancreatic cancer treatment in the UK.

New role for immune cells in preventing diabetes and hypertension
(17 March 2017)

Immune cells which are reduced in number by obesity could be a new target to treat diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension that affect overweight people, according to a collaborative study between The University of Manchester, Lund University and the University of Salford.

Self-harm risk assessment scales ‘unhelpful’
(16 March 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.

Intensive speech therapy improves everyday communication in chronic stroke patients, finds study
(14 March 2017)

Intensive speech and language therapy can significantly help stroke patients who have been struggling to communicate for six months or more, according to newly published research.

Mite-proof bedcovers may reduce asthma flare-ups in children
(10 March 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.

Psychological problems may increase surgery complications
(23 February 2017)

Poor healing of wounds and increased pressures on the NHS through readmissions are more likely if surgery is carried out on people with anxiety or depression, a University of Manchester study has found.

Enormous promise for new parasitic infection treatment
(22 February 2017)

The human whipworm, which infects 500 million people and can damage physical and mental growth, is killed at egg and adult stage by a new drug class developed at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford and University College London.

B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds
(16 February 2017)

A review of worldwide studies has found that add-on treatment with high-dose b-vitamins - including B6, B8 and B12 - can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments alone.

Fish affected by Deepwater Horizon spill give clues to air pollution heart disease
(16 February 2017)

A study by Manchester and Stanford scientists into the effects on fish of a 2010 oil disaster could shed new light on how air pollution affects humans’ hearts.

Sexual health and sexual well-being - not an irrelevance to older people
(14 February 2017)

A new report from The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University has highlighted that the sexual health of older people should not be overlooked by health care professionals in the broader context of maintaining well-being during ageing.

£6.7m NIHR funding secured for patient safety research
(13 February 2017)

A £6.7 million financial boost has been awarded to Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT) to create a city-wide early translational patient safety research programme, along with its fellow MAHSC partner, The University of Manchester.

New company provides vital resource for scientists in the fight against arthritis
(8 February 2017)

Manchester researchers have established a new social enterprise, Inspiral Biomedical Limited, to support the development of new tests and treatments for musculoskeletal conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis.

Turning off the protein tap – a new clue to neurodegenerative disease
(8 February 2017)

Disabling a part of brain cells that acts as a tap to regulate the flow of proteins has been shown to cause neurodegeneration, a new study from The University of Manchester has found.

Young carers create first major project at The Horsfall
(1 February 2017)

How do we care in the 21st Century? What can be automated and what needs a human touch? Inspired by University of Manchester research, Hidden is a site specific, immersive show over three floors, made with young carers and exploring the future of caring. It is an intimate experience which challenges people to decide what the future should look like.

University marks World Cancer Day
(31 January 2017)

World Cancer Day on February 4 is a chance for us all to explore what everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

Research study testing new treatment for Sanfilippo disease progressing well
(31 January 2017)

A study into a new treatment for Sanfilippo disease, a rare and fatal condition which causes progressive dementia in children, is progressing well with results set to be published later this year.

Inbuilt body clocks link breast stiffness to cancer risks
(31 January 2017)

University of Manchester biologists have discovered that breast tissues have 24-hour body clocks, and that several hundred genes are regulated in a daily cycle.

Oldham scientist backs World Cancer Day
(31 January 2017)

An Oldham scientist, who is playing an important role in developing cancer drugs of the future to improve treatment for patients, is urging people to support World Cancer Day on Saturday 4 February.

Research agreement could prevent cervical cancer in millions of women
(30 January 2017)

The University of Manchester, through its Innovation Company (UMI3), has signed a licensing and research agreement with Douglas Pharmaceuticals that could save the lives of millions of women around the world suffering from early stage cervical cancer.

Uncertainty surrounding junior doctors' contract affected career choice, study reveals
(26 January 2017)

Fewer doctors are choosing to train in acute hospital specialties as a result of turbulence surrounding last year’s junior doctors' contract, according to an academic survey.

Emergency medical team verified by World Health Organization
(25 January 2017)

UK-Med, a disaster response charity based at The University of Manchester’s Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, is a partner in the UK’s International Emergency Medical Team which has been verified by the World Health Organization as part of their emergency medical team initiative.

New drug cocktail unlocks potential of new Leukaemia treatment
(23 January 2017)

A new combination of drugs, tested by University of Manchester scientists, has significantly enhanced the survival of laboratory mice with lymphoma.

Research reveals surprising health benefits of chewing your food
(19 January 2017)

Scientists have shown that chewing your food properly can boost your mouth’s immune system to protect you against illness.

Study reveals how little we know about each other’s intentions
(18 January 2017)

Psychologists from The University of Manchester have shown how difficult it is for us to guess the true intention of each other’s behaviour.

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.