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Sir John Sulston

On Friday 9th March, we were saddened by the news of the Nobel Laureate and key figure of the Human Genome Project passing away

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Muscle loss in old age linked to damaged nerves

Researchers find weaker nerve signals are associated with muscle loss but regular exercise delay such effects

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Manchester river has world’s highest level of microplastics

This study is the first of its kind and has left Manchester researchers calling for tighter regulations on urban water waste management

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UoM alumna gets certificate 80 years after graduation

Centenarian receives her University of Manchester graduation certificate on her birthday

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Machine learning improves simulated chimpanzee movement

University of Manchester researchers use CT scan of a chimpanzee to improve a computer system model of the primates’ walk

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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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Five Guys opening this summer in Manchester University Green

The new Five Guys will be opening around July 2018 and will create 35 new local jobs

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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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University performs well in world subject rankings

QS ranked the University of Manchester alongside 1,129 universities worldwide

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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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The Loneliness Experiment launched

A University of Manchester psychologist leads an experiment which aims to explore what loneliness looks like in our world today