Research with impact
Our research in all areas of biology, medicine and health has the potential to have a positive impact on societies and individuals, both in our local communities and across the globe.
The Faculty's integrated structure means we can take a translational approach to research – from pure discovery science through to clinical application and patient care.
Together we're tackling the world’s greatest health and social care challenges to bring benefit where it's needed most.
Here you can see a number of recent stories which highlight the way in which our research is making a difference to people's lives.
Cancer prevention and early detection boosted by new research programme
Manchester is home to a dedicated prevention and early detection (PED) cancer research initiative, which is designed to save lives and overstretched NHS resources.
Manchester researchers helping families displaced by conflict in Syria
Since 2011, Researcher Aala El-Khani and her team have been helping Syrian refugee parents to cope with their own emotional difficulties and support their children’s mental health needs.
Manchester patients among first to receive bionic eye implants
Professor Paulo Stanga is carrying out pioneering work to restore the sight of patients in the region. His work has also been the subject of a unique art project which shows the difference his research is making to people's lives.
Innovative citizen science projects links weather and chronic pain
Does weather affect pain? And if so how? These are two of the questions Professor of Digital Epidemiology Will Dixon is looking to answer with Cloudy with a Chance of Pain, one of the largest crowd-sourced research projects in the UK. Read more in this article in the University magazine.
Parent-led early intervention for autism in children shows reduction in symptoms
An early intervention for autism aimed at helping parents communicate with their child has been shown to reduce the severity of autism symptoms for up to six years after the end of treatment, according to a study led by the Faculty's Professor Jonathan Green. Read the press release.