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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A ten year study by Manchester scientists for a new chemical compound that is able to block a key component in inflammatory illness has ended in success.
Manchester researchers have developed the world’s first handheld device that can detect fake spirits, such as vodka and whisky, whilst still in their bottles.
Manchester academics agree new terminology for the hidden condition that can affect every aspect of communication with lasting impact on children.
The University will play a leading role in a £65 million global science project based in the US that could change our understanding of the universe.
Manchester scientists have created the world’s first ‘molecular robot’ capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules.
A drug used to treat conditions such as epilepsy has been shown in lab tests in Manchester to significantly improve bone growth impaired by a form of dwarfism.
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.