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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Researchers at Manchester have found a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by ‘switching off’ the systems that regulate calcium levels in the body.
The University has been awarded £5 million by The Wolfson Foundation to help build a new world-class cancer research facility.
Scientists have discovered that people who regularly sleep for more than 11 hours or less than 4 hours are more likely to have pulmonary fibrosis.
Researchers have found that removing the clock gene BMAL1 makes bacteria-engulfing defence cells in the body more effective against pneumonia.
Manchester scientists have found that using dim, cooler lights in the evening and bright, warmer lights in the day can benefit our health.
Fish exposed to oil spills can provide insight into the impact of particulate matter from air pollution on human hearts.
A Manchester-led study has shown that the key to identifying two closely related marine reptiles is the shape of their skull.
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.