The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper

Tori Blakeman

The new test can detect liver scarring before conditions such as cirrhosis emerge. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Newcastle University develops genetic blood test to diagnose liver disease

A team of medics and scientists from Newcastle University have developed a test to diagnose liver scarring before occurrence of symptoms

Photo: Faculty of Life Sciences, UoM

Manchester PhD student wins Science Communication Competition

The science communicaion competition aimed to change common perceptions about the subject area of chemistry as being inaccessible to the general public

Photo: abdeslam ait hida @Flickr

Manchester team to develop Zika virus vaccine

A team from the University of Manchester will develop a vaccine against the Zika virus using emergency funding

Photo: Alan Williams/The University of Manchester

The Whitworth strikes gold in VisitEngland Awards

University of Manchester’s art gallery, The Whitworth, is named as VisitEngland’s largest visitor attraction of the year.

Photo: Novartis AG @Flickr

91 per cent of Manchester life scientists concerned ‘Brexit’ could impact research

Opinion poll from The Mancunion reveals 91 per cent of academic and research staff from the Faculty of Life Sciences are concerned that an Brexit could impact research

Photo: Matthew Cobb

CRISPR – the controversial yet revolutionary gene-editing tool

Senior Science Reporter, Tori Blakeman, met with Zoology professor, Matthew Cobb, to discuss the applications and concerns surrounding this revolutionary genetic technology

Photo: UoM Dance Society

Preview: University of Manchester Dance Competition 2016

Featuring 22 UK universities, the largest Northern university dance competition comes to Manchester this weekend

New GEIC centre. Photo: The University of Manchester

Manchester’s second graphene centre gets the go ahead

The University’s multi-million pound Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre has been granted planning permission by Manchester City Council

Photo: The Mancunion

Student charity shop ‘The Closet’ trashed at Pangaea

Last week, the sustainable student charity shop, ‘The Closet’, opened its doors to the students of Manchester but following Pangaea Festival

Photo: binaryape @Flickr

Manchester named European City of Science 2016

In recognition of Manchester’s wealth of scientific heritage and contribution to scientific innovation, the city is playing host to a dynamic and diverse programme of events throughout 2016

Photo: the_tjb @Flickr

Manchester discovery reveals how genetic interactions increase disease risk

Manchester and Cambridge scientists reveal new research on how the interaction of gaps in genes can influence the risk of arthritis, psoriasis and type 1 diabetes

Photo: The Mancunion

Yoga and 1920s themes are the latest targets in ‘cultural appropriation’ disputes

This week both Oxford University and the University of Ottawa have been criticised in the latest examples of unacceptable “cultural appropriation”