The University of Manchester's research has real-world impact beyond academia. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems, seeking to be a global force for positive change.
From tackling cancer and poverty to finding the energy solutions of the future, our research is making a real difference to the quality of people's lives across the globe. Search our Research Explorer to find out more.
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Scientists based at Manchester have found that testing skin cancer patients’ blood could help predict the chances of an aggressive cancer returning.
A University partnership is launching a revolutionary world’s first in sports footwear following a unique collaboration with graphene experts.
Manchester scientists have found the halogen levels in the meteorites that formed the Earth are much lower than previously thought.
A chemistry breakthrough by the University could pave the way for new drugs and plastics.
A team of scientists including Manchester's Professor Kostas Kostarelos has created a new generation of tiny remote-controlled nanorobots.
Most developed western societies are currently plagued by endemic sleep loss, yet history may provide the remedy we need.
The University of Manchester's research beacons are examples of pioneering discoveries, interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-sector partnerships that are tackling some of the biggest questions facing the planet.