India’s childhood leukaemia survival rate leaps to 80%, thanks to Manchester scheme

Work led by Professor Vaskar Saha, a paediatrician from The University of Manchester, means that around 80% of children with the most common childhood...

Tom & Dick’s brings textiles back to Manchester’s Mayfield

Textiles has returned to Manchester’s historic Mayfield site for the first time in over a century. Once the epicentre of Manchester’s ‘Cottonopolis’ era, the Mayfield...

Look out for a Wolf Moon over Manchester this New Year

There will be more than just fireworks lighting up the night sky this New Year across Greater Manchester. January's first full moon, nicknamed a wolf...

The world’s first-ever graphene sports shoes are revealed

The world’s first-ever sports shoes to utilise graphene – the strongest material on the planet – have been unveiled by The University of Manchester and British brand inov-8. Collaborating with...

Junk food diet raises depression risk, researchers find

A diet of fast food, cakes and processed meat increases your risk of depression, according to researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University. A paper from Manchester...

The story of The Christie’s proton beam therapy centre will be shown next Monday...

The story of The Christie’s proton beam therapy centre will be shown next Monday on the BBC’s Horizon programme. The behind the scenes story of...

‘Like a fitbit in your heart’ – remote pacemaker study to help cardiac patients...

A study at The University of Manchester will analyse heart patients’ activity levels through their pacemakers, to determine which people are at the highest...

Genetics takes fight to gardeners’ green foe

A scientist from The University of Manchester has hit upon an innovative way to control greenflies which infest our gardens and farms. Dr Mouhammad Shadi...

Manchester Scientists in Kidney disease break through

Manchester Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science. The study...

Science and art collide to unveil a new piece of graphene artwork

Nobel laureate Sir Kostya Novoselov has worked with artist Mary Griffiths to create Prospect Planes – a video artwork resulting from months of scientific...