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In the first study of its kind, geographers found that microplastics from urban river channels are a major contributor to ocean pollution.
The Aerospace Technology Institute and Manchester’s National Graphene Institute have published a joint paper on the potential of graphene in aerospace.
A major new collaborative project to develop a Zika virus vaccine that is suitable for use in pregnancy has been launched.
A comprehensive report has analysed the referendum, the general election, emerging identities and the public’s views of the Brexit negotiations.
Manchester researchers have produced human kidney tissue in a living organism - a significant milestone in the treatment of kidney disease.
As the new Chief Executive Officer for Graphene@Manchester, James Baker will lead the acceleration, application and commercialisation of graphene and 2D materials at the University.
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.