White Paper raises concerns about access to the Nation’s digital past

People are struggling to access a treasure trove of the UK’s modern digital archives due to physical, technological and legal barriers, academics have warned...

Manchester Scientists use 3 million year old fossilised mouse reveals evolutionary secrets of colour

The evolutionary use of colour for mammal’s survival in the wild is evident from, red foxes, to zebras. Today an international team, led by...

Smartphones Welcome! BBC Philharmonic transforms concerts with live updates sent to audiences’ phones

The BBC Philharmonic is transforming music lovers’ enjoyment of classical concerts with a new service for smart phones. The orchestra has worked with the BBC’s...

WhatsApp users urged to update their Apps

Users of WhatsApp have been urged to update their apps after the messaging service has suffered a “targeted” surveillance attack on its messaging service. The app,...

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...

Greater Manchester set for highest digital data speeds in the UK

Greater Manchester’s local authorities have issued a major £32m tender request to enable high-speed, “full-fibre” data connectivity at public sector sites across the city-region. Described...

Manchester trials Blood sample to help select the right early phase clinical trials for...

Scientists could help match cancer patients with no other treatment options to clinical trials with experimental medicines, by analysing the genetic faults in a...

Newly discovered jumping spider named for children’s author

A new spectacular jumping spider has been discovered and named in honour of Eric Carle, the famous author of children’s book The Very Hungry...

Study of Perry Mason is bid to combat ‘innocence fatigue’

A University of Manchester historian is to study the influence of Erle Stanley Gardner –creator  of renowned TV attorney Perry Mason  - in a...

Manchester Technology to fight urinary tract infections

Professor Douglas Kell and colleagues have developed a novel technology that identifies the most effective antibiotic to kill organisms in urinary tract infections Increasing pressures...