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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 jamie.brown@manchester.ac.uk or on +44 (0)161 275 8383.

Latest news

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.

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.