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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, Michael Addelman, at or on +44 (0)161 275 2111.

Latest news

Queen appoints Senior Lecturer as High Sheriff for Greater Manchester
(15 March 2018)

A Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester is to be Greater Manchester’s next High Sheriff 

Parasitic worms have own gut microflora
(15 March 2018)

Scientists at The University of Manchester have cast new light on a little understood group of worm infections, which collectively afflict 1 in 4 people, mainly children - in the developing the world.

Multi-million pound government award to Manchester health consortium
(12 March 2018)

A recently formed Manchester health consortium, led by The Christie, has been awarded nearly £7 million of funding to ensure more patients benefit from a new generation of disease-fighting drugs for cancer and non-cancer illnesses.

Why do people intentionally injure themselves?
(27 February 2018)

For the family and friends of people who self-injure, as well as the doctors and services that try to support them, a key question is often: why do they do it?

More than 200 million medication errors occur in NHS per year, say researchers
(23 February 2018)

A study has revealed an estimated 237 million medication errors occur in the NHS in England every year, and avoidable adverse drug reactions (ADRs) cause hundreds of deaths.

Diabetes monitor is ‘game changer’
(22 February 2018)

A new method of measuring blood glucose levels in people with diabetes is a significant advance in the management of the disease, according to an independent assessment by University of Manchester, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Derby Teaching Hospitals experts.

New £4.7m Zika vaccine project launches
(22 February 2018)

A major new collaborative project to develop a Zika virus vaccine that is suitable for use in pregnancy has been launched.

GP funding has unfair London bias, finds study
(15 February 2018)

New research led by University of Manchester data scientists reveals that primary care funding in England is not distributed according to local health needs.

What makes you ‘happy’? University experts to lead on new citizen science test
(14 February 2018)

A University of Liverpool psychology professor, Peter Kinderman, in collaboration with Dr Sara Tai at The University of Manchester and BBC’s Tomorrow’s World Campaign, is running a citizen science test that lets people find out what may be affecting their happiness levels, and what they can do to boost them.

Evidence shows pets can help people with mental health problems
(14 February 2018)

The first attempt to systematically review existing evidence has shown that pet ownership can help people with mental health problems.

Public invited to take part in national loneliness survey
(14 February 2018)

The British public are being invited to share their experiences of loneliness, as part of a national survey led by the BBC and The University of Manchester.

Twitter helps us understand side effects of medicines, scientists find
(12 February 2018)

A study of over 20 thousand Twitter posts has revealed that less serious side-effects of steroids worry patients the most.

Mental health provision in schools at crisis point, research finds
(12 February 2018)

Experts have called for a significant and urgent increase in resources to support the mental health of young people in schools, after a study uncovered a ‘perfect storm’ of increased need and decreased provision.

Scientists create functioning kidney tissue
(9 February 2018)

Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science.

Can England really eliminate hepatitis C by 2025?
(5 February 2018)

The World Health Organisation set a goal to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030. The NHS recently announced that it will go one better than that: it will eliminate the disease in England by 2025. In theory, the goal is achievable, but there are still significant challenges to overcome.

Pioneering language scheme breaks barriers on health ignorance
(31 January 2018)

A pioneering new scheme with English language learners from immigrant communities has had a significant impact on their understanding of infectious disease.

Can’t name Princess Di? Blame the left side of your brain
(24 January 2018)

Scientists have discovered that the left side of the brain controls the verbal expression of our long-term ‘semantic’ memory which contains facts, meanings, concepts and knowledge.

We are at the dawn of a new health revolution, says leading immunologist
(24 January 2018)

A brave new world of immune system therapies – harnessing the body’s own defences – could help treat all kinds of different illnesses, according to one of the UK’s leading immunologists.

Nefertiti was no pharaoh, says renowned Egyptologist
(22 January 2018)

Contrary to popular opinion, one of the most famous women in ancient history did not rule Egypt, according to a new book.

Mould discovery in lungs paves way for helping hard to treat asthma
(15 January 2018)

A team at The University of Manchester have found that in a minority of patients they studied, the standard treatment for asthma -  oral steroids -  was associated with increased levels of the treatable mould Aspergillus in the lung.

School pupils work with university experts to promote mental health
(11 January 2018)

Students from a girls’ grammar school have worked with educational psychologists from The University of Manchester to develop an accessible and appealing mental health strategy for their school.

Osteoarthritis could be treated as two diseases, scientists reveal
(10 January 2018)

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered that most people with osteoarthritis can be subdivided into two distinct disease groups, with implications for diagnosis and drug development.

Disease discoveries unlock door to diagnosis and new treatments
(8 January 2018)

An international team of scientists and doctors has identified a family of five new genetic diseases which are likely to affect more than 1 in 5000 children

University health and business experts among those honoured by the Queen
(29 December 2017)

Five members of The University of Manchester have been honoured by the Queen in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list.

Self-injury more about coping than a cry for help
(18 December 2017)

New research has revealed that most people who harm themselves do it as a way to deal with their emotional pain, rather than a cry for help.

Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen
(18 December 2017)

Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women – according to new research.

Scientists rewrite our understanding of how arteries mend
(13 December 2017)

Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered how the severity of trauma to arterial blood vessels governs how the body repairs itself.

Researchers bring new insight into devastating genetic disease
(12 December 2017)

A team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health and University of Manchester have uncovered new insights into a rare genetic disease, with less than 500 cases of the disease on record, which devastates the lives of children.

Major cause of dementia discovered
(12 December 2017)

An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis.

Emma beats adversity to win nursing degree first
(8 December 2017)

A nursing student and single mum of two, has defied the odds to achieve a first as a Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) at the University of Manchester.