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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

Universities to create world’s largest inflammatory disease biobank
(25 September 2017)

The University of Manchester is part of a national consortium which has been awarded a £1.7 million grant to create the world’s largest Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Disease (IMID) Biobank, in excess of 40,000 patients.

Lung cancer treatment could be having negative health effect on hearts
(25 September 2017)

Radiotherapy treatment for lung cancer could have a negative effect on the health of your heart new research has found.

New compound discovered in fight against inflammatory disease
(22 September 2017)

A ten year study by University of Manchester scientists for a new chemical compound that is able to block a key component in inflammatory illness has ended in success.

Academics end 200-year confusion on diagnosis of ‘hidden’ child condition
(21 September 2017)

New terminology, developed following a five year campaign by academics across the UK, is set to end 200 years of confusion in diagnosing a distressing disorder affecting two children in every classroom.

Study suggests epilepsy drug can be used to treat form of dwarfism
(19 September 2017)

A drug used to treat conditions such as epilepsy has been shown in lab tests at The University of Manchester to significantly improve bone growth impaired by a form of dwarfism.

University of Manchester to mark the NHS’s 70th Birthday with films and exhibition
(18 September 2017)

 

Thanks to a National Lottery grant, the 70 year heritage of the National Health Service is to be preserved for future generations

Low-level radiation health risks smaller than obesity, researchers say.
(13 September 2017)

The health risks from modern day life such as obesity, smoking and air pollution are higher than low-level radiation exposure a new study has found.

New hope to end Black schizophrenia care crisis
(8 September 2017)

A groundbreaking talking treatment has been developed and successfully trialled with a group of Black and minority ethnic (BME) schizophrenia service users, carers, community members and health professionals.

Devastating disease which changes brain size discovered
(7 September 2017)

An international collaboration led by scientists and doctors from the UK, Netherlands and United States has identified a new genetic disease that affects the size of our brains and causes severe developmental problems.

Mayor of Greater Manchester to speak at International Festival of Public Health
(5 September 2017)

The Mayor, Andy Burnham, will be outlining Greater Manchester’s approach for early years and improving levels of school readiness at the sixth International Festival of Public Health, held at The University of Manchester today (Sept 5)http://http://www.festivalofpublichealth.co.uk/

Computers able to mimic unique movements, finds study
(1 September 2017)

A team of researchers has published the first study to show that each one of us has a unique 'control profile' that can be extracted by computer.

Scientists take step forward in understanding of oesophageal cancer
(1 September 2017)

Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified some key factors that establish oesophageal cancer cells.

Little known theory could hold key to sporting success
(31 August 2017)

An established but little known psychological theory is likely to improve performances across a range of activities, including sport, according to new research published today.

Manchester academics are top teachers
(31 August 2017)

Two academics from The University of Manchester have been given a prestigious National Teaching award.

Bacterial cell wall mopping agents could treat chronic inflammatory diseases like Type 2 diabetes
(29 August 2017)

A new series of studies are drastically changing the way scientists think about the effect bacteria have on a number of diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Sepsis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and most recently Type 2 diabetes

Urine test is breakthrough for patients with high blood pressure
(29 August 2017)

A research team led by a University of Manchester Professor has shown that a urine test, developed previously in Leicester, leads to a drop in blood pressure in patients who had been struggling to regularly take their blood pressure lowering tablets.

Antibiotic resistance rises in ‘lonely’ mutating microbes
(24 August 2017)

A major study led by The University of Manchester has discovered that so called ‘lonely’ microbes, those living at low population densities, are more likely to mutate causing higher rates of antibiotic resistance.

Study identifies a new way to prevent a deadly fungal infection spreading to the brain
(16 August 2017)

New research has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from ‘hijacking’ the body’s immune system and spreading to the brain.

Specialists make breakthrough in the treatment of anal cancer
(16 August 2017)

Specialists at The Christie and The University of Manchester have made a breakthrough which could potentially improve detection and treatment of anal cancer, as well as have wider implications for other cancers.

‘Payment by results’ for drug misuse treatment gets mixed reception
(15 August 2017)

A team of University of Manchester academics has published an evaluation of the impact of the Government’s pilot Payment By Results scheme for drug misuse treatment – giving it a mixed reception.

Way of predicting worsening frailty in over 40s men discovered
(15 August 2017)

Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered how to predict worsening frailty in men over the age of 40.

Genetics takes fight to gardeners’ green foe
(9 August 2017)

A scientist from The University of Manchester has hit upon an innovative way to control greenflies which infest our gardens and farms.

Pharmacy service will save NHS £517.6m, finds study
(8 August 2017)

A scheme launched by the Department of Health in 2011 to help patients stick to their drug regimens has been so successful, that in its first five years, it will save NHS England £517.6m  in the long-term, a team of health economists has found

North-South health divide bigger than ever with alarming rise in deaths of northern 25-44 year olds
(7 August 2017)

Dying early (under age 75) is 20% more likely in northern compared with southern England according to research led by The University of Manchester.

Scientists reveal source of human heartbeat in 3D
(4 August 2017)

A pioneering new study is set to help surgeons repair hearts without damaging precious tissue.

Call for global action on life-threatening fungal infections
(1 August 2017)

University of Manchester researchers have co-ordinated a ‘first of its kind’ series, published today in the prestigious journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Oarsome Peter sculls his way to academic success
(17 July 2017)

An international rower from Slovakia has combined sport with study to graduate at The University of Manchester.

Study reveals access to quality health care has fallen sharply in Afghanistan
(15 July 2017)

Despite 15 years of investment in the Afghan health care sector by the international community, a new study in Lancet Global Health has found that access to quality care has fallen significantly for vulnerable groups including people with disabilities.

Suicide in children and young people linked to bereavement, new report finds
(13 July 2017)

Children and young people who die by suicide have often experienced the death of a family member or friend, in some cases also by suicide, according to a new report by The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH).  

Champ Sanjida high-kicks her way to graduation
(12 July 2017)

A high-kicking pharmacy student is to graduate tomorrow (13 July) at The University of Manchester, after successfully juggling academic excellence with international success as a Taekwondo athlete.