Building up an appetite for a new kind of grub

Edible insects could be a key ingredient to avoiding a global food crisis, according to a new report, but there are significant barriers to...

Jodrell Bank added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The observatory becomes the 32nd UNESCO World Heritage Site in the...

Graphene blasts off into space

Partners in the European Commission’s Graphene Flagship launched a rocket this week to test graphene for potential applications in space. MAterials Science Experiment Rocket (MASER)...

Turtle study shows hearts can be programmed to survive without Oxygen

University of Manchester and University of North Texas scientists are the first to show that an embryonic living heart can be programmed to survive...

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...

A New Digital Wallet for a New Digital Currency

Facebook has revealed plans for a digital currency. The social network Company announced the setting up of Calibra, a newly formed Facebook subsidiary whose goal...

Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub opens in Manchester

A new facility to transform manufacturing processes and make them more environmentally friendly, has opened today (13 June 2019), as part of a new...

Spending lots of time online may be changing our brains, research reveals

Using the internet, for social media, browsing information and entertainment may affect our brain’s structure, function and cognitive development according to an academic review...

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...

Grafine Ltd sets up R&D facility at Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre

Grafine Ltd has established a Research and Development(R&D) facility in the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC).  The business, founded by renowned experts in graphene and University of Manchester academics Dr Maria...