New blood test can detect wide range of cancers

A new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer with high accuracy has been developed by an international team of...

Greater Manchester Scientists and Clinicians form Rapid response research group to beat Covid-19

In an unprecedented move, scientists and clinicians across Greater Manchester have formed a rapid response research group to find ways to beat COVID-19 and...

New life-saving breathing aids have been developed for the NHS

A breathing aid that can help keep Covid-19 patients out of intensive care has been approved for use in the NHS. The aid has been...

New symptom tracking app aims to slow spread of coronavirus

A new app ahs been launched today which will enable people to track symptoms related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and allow anyone to self-report...

First patients enrolled in new clinical trial of possible COVID-19 treatments

Researchers from the University of Oxford have launched a new clinical trial to test the effects of potential drug treatments for patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19. The first patients have now been recruited. There...

Three Universities combine to help understand how COVID-19 affects people

The University of Liverpool, University of Edinburgh and Imperial College London have together received £5 million from the Medical Research Council to tackle the coronavirus pandemic...

Scientists develop new Coronavirus test that is much faster and doesn’t need complicated instruments

Scientists have developed a rapid testing technology for the Coronavirus. Scientists from the University of Oxford’s Engineering Science Department and the Oxford Suzhou Centre for...

Coronavirus: sequencing the DNA of patients screened for coronavirus might save lives

Scientists should start sequencing the genomes of coronavirus patients. We should look for DNA differences between patients who are severely affected and those with...

The hi-tech truck uncovering underground energy leaks in Manchester

A high-tech new vehicle packed with equipment to detect even small, underground power leaks is being trialled in the north west. The new vehicle trawling...

Greater Manchester in biggest UK government full-fibre investment

Greater Manchester is partnering with Virgin Media Business to deliver fibre optic connectivity to more than 1,500 public service sites in Bury, Bolton, Oldham,...