The University of Manchester was reconstituted in 2004 with the dissolution of Victoria University and merger of The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. The reformed university is a member of the Russell Group and the NB Group for collaborative research. Throughout the history of the University of Manchester going back to 1824, 23 Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with Manchester. The student body at the undergraduate, graduate and professional degree level is over 40,000 students. Notable faculties include, Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Nursing, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences which include material science and aerospace and engineering.
Rare braincase provides insight into dinosaur brain
Experts have described one of the most complete sauropod dinosaur braincases ever found in Europe. The find could help scientists uncover some of the mysteries of how dinosaur brains operated, including their intellectual ...
Testing diesel engines
A team at The University of Manchester is testing a Volkswagen diesel engine to try to get an accurate picture of how polluting it is.
Developing a gel that mimics human breast for cancer research to reduce the need for animal models
Scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham have been funded to develop a gel that will match many of the biological structures of human breast tissue, to advance cancer research and reduce animal testing.
New routes to the sustainable manufacturing of chemicals
University of Manchester researchers have developed a novel biocatalytic system that potentially allows for the efficient and environmentally benign production of organic chemical compounds used in many everyday products. ...
Seasonal body clock discovered in animals
Scientists have discovered the cells driving the annual body clock in animals which adapts their body to the changing seasons.
Healthy mood spreads through social contact, depression doesn't
New research has revealed that having mentally healthy friends can help someone recover from depression or even remain mentally healthy in the first place.
Research reveals why humans like to share
Human intelligence and knowledge depends on how we collect and use sharable resources, according to scientists from The University of Manchester.
Genomes uncover life's early history
A University of Manchester scientist is part of a team which has carried out one of the biggest ever analyses of genomes on life of all forms.
Astronomers predict fireworks from a close encounter of the stellar kind
Astronomers are predicting a close encounter between a stellar remnant the size of a city and one of the brightest stars in the Milky Way.
Researchers show how our sense of smell evolved, including in cave men
A group of scientists led by Dr Kara Hoover of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and including Professor Matthew Cobb of The University of Manchester, has studied how our sense of smell has evolved, and has even reconstructed ...