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£6.8 million awarded to Manchester health consortium

The new funding could allow upscaling of personalised medicine and development of new cancer therapies

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Science news around the world this week

Sophie Boyd reports on key science stories from around the globe this week

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Evolutionary understanding takes flight thanks to baby bird fossil

A University of Manchester palaeontologist reveals the diversity of avian evolution using one of the smallest bird fossils ever discovered

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Science news around the world this week

Fiona Batchelor reports on key science stories from around the globe

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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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In conversation: women in STEM

“I usually don’t like to be asked to talk about women in science, but today is an exception” – Dr Heather Williams

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Over 200 million NHS ‘medication errors’ per year says report

A collaborative study between the Universities of Manchester, York, and Sheffield, funded by the Department of Health, explores the impacts of medication errors on the NHS and patient health

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Science news around the world this week

Sophie Boyd reports on key science stories from around the globe this week

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Manchester’s women in STEM: past and present

For International Women’s Day, we profile inspirational Manchester female scientists, from past and present

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£4.7m collaborative Zika vaccine project launches

The University of Manchester launches a collaborative project to find viable vaccines against Zika virus to protect pregnant mothers and their unborn children

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Science around the world this week

Jordan Ross reports on key science stories from around the globe this week

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Copper-coated uniforms could be the new armour against hospital infections

University of Manchester materials scientists have found a way to durably combine antibacterial copper nanoparticles with wearable fabrics, which has the potential to limit the spread of infection in hospitals