Brits judge The Archers characters’ class and likeability on their accent

Britain’s ongoing fascination with class is revealed by the way radio audiences perceive accents in The Archers, new Manchester research shows. Ambridge residents considered to...

Could the next anti-cancer drug be made from seafood?

THE HUMBLE cockle is being linked to future anti-cancer drugs after trials carried out in the UK. Biomedical scientists at the University of Salford found...

Antibiotic cocktail stops cancer cells from ‘motoring’

SCIENTISTS at the University of Salford have found a way to make cancer stem cells reproduce defectively “like cars without engines”. Professor Michael Lisanti said...

Manchester set bring its data research expertise to The Alan Turing Institute

The University of Manchester is one of four institutions announced today as joining the Alan Turing Institute. Manchester, alongside Leeds, Newcastle and Queen Mary University...

First results positive from rare ‘natural statin’ fruit

  A LITTLE-KNOWN fruit used to make perfumes and Earl Grey tea is being investigated as a potential anti-cancer and anti-cholesterol treatment by scientists at...

Manchester Research leads to new way of caring for pre-cancerous condition

A University of Manchester study of care provisions for patients diagnosed with Barrett’s Esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition, has resulted in improvements in local NHS...

Oldham medic’s new scientific test could improve the health of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

Oldham based doctor, James Bluett, has developed a new blood test which could help local rheumatoid arthritis patients to better manage their illness by...

Shale gas is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity according to...

Shale gas is one of least sustainable options for producing electricity, according to new research from The University of Manchester. The major study, which is...

Toxic Chemicals and Climate Change-What the Saddleworth fires tell us

With a blaze on Saddleworth Moor raging since Sunday night, what are the implications for the wider environment? Two scientists from the University of York,Professor...

University of Manchester Graphene Oxide slide coating makes living cells and tissues more visible

University of Manchester researcher, Dr Thomas Waigh, Senior Lecturer in Biological Physics, has developed a technology that will make living cells and...