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Aliya Ismangil

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Open Mind Manchester launch peer mentor scheme

The student society has set up a new scheme that aims to provide a supplementary support system to those already in place at the University

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Micro-robots: flying bees and jumping spiders

Dr Mostafa Nabawy of the University of Manchester turns science-fiction to science fact in presenting his work on robot spiders and bees

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Social media isn’t the cause of mental ill-health

The media seems to express increasing concern over the dangers of social media on mental health, but we’re focusing on the wrong thing

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Citizen science project aims to unpick ‘Secrets of Happiness’

University of Manchester clinical psychologist, Dr Sara Tai, has started a new collaborative project to unpick what happiness is

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100 million year old spider with tail found in fossil

An international team of researchers, including University of Manchester’s Dr Russell Garwood, find a fossil that suggests spiders used to have tails

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Manchester council plans to build ‘Tower of Light’

The tower will be part of the £18 million Manchester Civic Quarter Heat Network project, aimed to be environmentally friendly energy solution for the city centre

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UoM part of new government ‘Institute of Coding’

The £20 million consortium of universities and industry leads aims to fill the UK digital skills gap

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Once in a ‘super blue blood moon’

Many were excited by the rare lunar event that happened on the 31st January, but University of Manchester professor Tim O’Brien is not so sure

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Robot scientist aids drug-resistant malaria treatment discovery

AI robot, Eve, helped researchers at The University of Manchester and Cambridge to find that a toothpaste ingredient is effective against a drug-resistant malaria parasite

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Tim Peake’s space capsule coming to Manchester

The Soyuz space capsule that carried British astronaut Tim Peake is to make a landing at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry as part of its museum tour

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It’s app-ening: five apps to keep you studying

Get back on track with your studies with the help of these smartphone apps

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Proton beam cancer treatment to start in Manchester

The Christie Hospital in Manchester is to open the first high-energy proton beam cancer treatment centre run by the NHS