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.
Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis
(Phys.org) —Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered that insulin can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis – a disease for which there is currently no treatment.
Twitter maps UK regions happiest about Christmas
Researchers at The University of Manchester have identified Doncaster as being the most positive city in the UK about Christmas, whilst Oxford is the most negative.
Graphene to make large scale electricity storage a reality
(Phys.org) —Graphene – the world's thinnest material isolated at The University of Manchester – could make batteries light, durable and suitable for high capacity energy storage from renewable generation.
Why must black students do better than white students to get into university?
Race inequality remains prevalent throughout all areas of higher education, including staffing, admissions and employment, according to a new report by leading UK race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust, featuring the ...
Graphene surfaces on photonic racetracks
In an article published in Optics Express, scientists from The University of Manchester describe how graphene can be wrapped around a silicon wire, or waveguide, and modify the transmission of light through it.
The final nail in the Jurassic Park coffin: Next generation sequencing reveals absence of DNA in sub-fossilized insects
It is hardly possible to talk about fossil insects in amber without the 1993 movie Jurassic Park entering the debate. The idea of recreating dinosaurs by extracting DNA from insects in amber has held the fascination of the ...
Scientists find trigger to decode the genome
Scientists from The University of Manchester have identified an important trigger that dictates how cells change their identity and gain specialised functions.
Scientists head to tropical rainforests for pioneering study of the gases emitted by trees
Scientists from The University of Manchester have teamed up with colleagues in Brazil to venture into the Amazonian rainforest to take part in a pioneering study of the gases emitted by trees which could help us better predict ...
Cosmic radio bursts point to cataclysmic origins
Mysterious bursts of radio waves originating from billions of light years away have left the scientists who detected them speculating about their origins.
A book 100 years older than the Magna Carta goes digital
A manuscript predating the Magna Carta is to be seen, in full, online, by the public for the first time thanks to a project involving digital experts at The University of Manchester working in partnership with Rochester Cathedral.