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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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Massive uprooting of campus greenhouses

This summer, the University of Manchester’s botanical research facilities are set to undergo major renovations

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Manchester researchers find Twitter helps understanding of side-effects

Recent research of over 20 thousand tweets has shown that patients worry the most about less-serious effects of steroid medecines

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Do you know what goes on in the Stopford Building?

Is it okay that many of us don’t comprehend the costs of animal testing?

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University team forges new research opportunities and development in India

The team of academics from the medical and various science departments provided support in the founding of a new medical school and committed to new joint research projects

Image: CDC/ Amanda Mills, Public Health Image Library @ Free Stock Photos

New curation platform to help students organise work

Wakelet hope that students will no longer have to have “dozens of tabs open at a time” which they argue can make research “quite messy and disorganised”

Suicide with pills. Photo: Manos Bourdakis @Commons Wikimedia

Self-harm among teenage girls rising dramatically

“Very steep rise” in incidences of self-harm among teenagers in the UK has been found by University of Manchester researchers

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UoM creates new test that could help prevent breast cancer

Women with a family history of breast cancer are on track to be able to be tested for risks

Photo: Stuart Jantzen

University of Manchester scientists design nanorobot that can build molecules

Professor David Leigh and his research team have worked together to create a robot that can be programmed to carry out basic chemical reactions

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It’s down to students to show the UK’s positive future

In the eyes of many Europeans, Britain has become the closeted land of King Farage – and no-one has as much power to change that as we do

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Finalists announced for Venture Further’s research catergory

Discover more about the four finalists in the research category of this year’s Venture Further competition

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Scientists are facing a ‘reproducibility crisis’

90 per cent of scientists are in fear of losing funding after results become harder to reproduce