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Newswise: India and Pakistan Set to Benefit From New Autism Treatment
15-Dec-2015 9:05 AM EST
India and Pakistan Set to Benefit From New Autism Treatment
University of Manchester

In a world first, clinical researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool have collaborated with colleagues in south Asia to adapt a parent-led autism therapy and successfully tested it in India and Pakistan, with the aim of improving treatment for an estimated 5 million children in the region with the disorder.

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Released: 14-Dec-2015 4:05 AM EST
Olive and Sunflower Oil on Baby Skin Weakens Natural Defences
University of Manchester

Using olive or sunflower oil on new born babies’ skin damages the barrier which prevents water loss and blocks allergens and infections, new research led by The University of Manchester has found.

Newswise: Rising Risk of Obesity Among China’s ‘Left Behind Children’
Released: 9-Dec-2015 6:05 AM EST
Rising Risk of Obesity Among China’s ‘Left Behind Children’
University of Manchester

Some 61 million rural children left behind by parents moving to China’s booming urban centres are at risk from increased fat and reduced protein in their diets, research from The University of Manchester, published in Public Health Nutrition suggests.

Released: 30-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST
Folding Your Genes: New Discovery Sheds Light on Disease Risk
University of Manchester

New research from The University of Manchester and the Babraham Institute has revealed how gaps between genes interact to influence the risk of acquiring diseases such as arthritis and type 1 diabetes.

Released: 24-Nov-2015 5:05 AM EST
Infants Under 12 Months Most at Risk of Physical Abuse
University of Manchester

Infants under the age of 12 months are most at risk of serious physical abuse, reveals a large study of severely injured children published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.

Newswise: Schoolgirl Cancer Vaccination Encourages Mothers to Attend Cervical Screening
Released: 12-Nov-2015 8:05 AM EST
Schoolgirl Cancer Vaccination Encourages Mothers to Attend Cervical Screening
University of Manchester

Manchester researchers have shown that the introduction of the HPV vaccination programme for girls has increased uptake for cervical cancer screening by their mothers.

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Released: 28-Oct-2015 5:05 AM EDT
Northern Climes Make a Difference with Growth Hormone Treatment
University of Manchester

The rate of growth in children varies with the season while higher latitude and greater summer daylight exposure makes a significant difference in results for children treated with growth hormone, according to new research from The University of Manchester.

Newswise: One Hundred Cancer Patients a Year in Manchester Benefit From New Scan Technology
Released: 27-Oct-2015 6:05 AM EDT
One Hundred Cancer Patients a Year in Manchester Benefit From New Scan Technology
University of Manchester

Researchers in Manchester have used recent advances in PET scanning technology to reduce the radiation dose for both patients and staff by up to 30%, allowing an addition of an annual 100 scans a year at Central Manchester University Hospitals.

Newswise: People Can Raise Their Pain Threshold by Altering Brain Chemistry, Study in Arthritis Patients Shows
21-Oct-2015 9:00 AM EDT
People Can Raise Their Pain Threshold by Altering Brain Chemistry, Study in Arthritis Patients Shows
University of Manchester

Scientists at The University of Manchester have shown for the first time that the numbers of opiate receptors in the brain increases to combat severe pain in arthritis sufferers.

Newswise: Research Shows Treatment for Rare Bleeding Disorder Is Effective
Released: 8-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Research Shows Treatment for Rare Bleeding Disorder Is Effective
University of Manchester

Researchers in Manchester have demonstrated for the first time the relative safety and effectiveness of treatment, eltrombopag, in children with persistent or chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), as part of an international duo of studies.

Newswise: Developing a Gel That Mimics Human Breast for Cancer Research to Reduce the Need for Animal Models
Released: 7-Oct-2015 4:05 AM EDT
Developing a Gel That Mimics Human Breast for Cancer Research to Reduce the Need for Animal Models
University of Manchester

Scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham have been funded to develop a gel that will match many of the biological structures of human breast tissue, to advance cancer research and reduce animal testing.

Newswise: Birth Weight and Poor Childhood Growth Linked to Hearing and Vision Problems in Middle Age
Released: 6-Oct-2015 4:05 AM EDT
Birth Weight and Poor Childhood Growth Linked to Hearing and Vision Problems in Middle Age
University of Manchester

A study of up to 433,390 UK adults, led by The University of Manchester, has linked being under and overweight at birth with poorer hearing, vision and cognition in middle age.

Newswise: Placenta’s Oxygen Tanks for Early Embryos Revealed
Released: 11-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Placenta’s Oxygen Tanks for Early Embryos Revealed
University of Manchester

A new role for the placenta has been revealed by University of Manchester scientists who have identified sites which store, and gradually release, oxygen for newly formed embryos in the weeks after the baby’s heart is developed.

Newswise: Manchester Team Reveal New, Stable 2D Materials
Released: 21-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Manchester Team Reveal New, Stable 2D Materials
University of Manchester

Dozens of new two-dimensional materials similar to graphene are now available, thanks to research from University of Manchester scientists.

Released: 21-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Healthy Mood Spreads Through Social Contact, Depression Doesn’t
University of Manchester

New research has revealed that having mentally healthy friends can help someone recover from depression or even remain mentally healthy in the first place.

Newswise: ‘Kathryn’s Wheel’ Collision Lights Up Galaxy
Released: 21-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT
‘Kathryn’s Wheel’ Collision Lights Up Galaxy
University of Manchester

A spectacular collision between galaxies has been spotted near the Milky Way. Two small star systems are slamming into each other, producing a colourful firework display.

Newswise: Graphene Drives Potential for the Next-Generation of Fuel-Efficient Cars
Released: 21-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Graphene Drives Potential for the Next-Generation of Fuel-Efficient Cars
University of Manchester

Graphene could lead to greener more fuel efficient cars in the future by converting heat into electricity.

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Released: 29-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Overcoming Why a New Treatment Is Resisted by Lung Cancer
University of Manchester

A promising agent for the treatment of cancer has so far had little effect on the most common lung tumours, but new research from The University of Manchester has suggested how this resistance might be overcome.

Released: 12-Jun-2015 6:05 AM EDT
New Drug Can Clear All Psoriasis Symptoms
University of Manchester

A University of Manchester led trial of a new psoriasis drug has resulted in 40 percent of people showing a complete clearance of psoriatic plaques after 12 weeks of treatment and over 90 percent showing improvement.

Released: 12-Jun-2015 4:05 AM EDT
Manchester Signs Research and Teaching Agreement with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
University of Manchester

The University of Manchester has entered into a new partnership with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to train new researchers and make advances in drug safety, development and personalised dosage.

8-Jun-2015 4:05 AM EDT
How a Gut Feeling for Infection Programmes Our Immune Response
University of Manchester

An unexpected finding by an international team of scientists based at The University of Manchester and National Institutes of Health in America has shed new light on how immune cells are programmed to either repair or protect the body.

Newswise: New Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease
Released: 2-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT
New Treatment for Polycystic Kidney Disease
University of Manchester

A new technique for treating polycystic kidney disease has been identified by researchers at The University of Manchester and UCL.

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Released: 1-Jun-2015 5:05 AM EDT
The Resources Needed for the Seven Day Service Plan May Be Better Spent on Other NHS Priorities
University of Manchester

The NHS could achieve up to twice as much with the resources that the Government plans to spend introducing a full seven day service in the NHS in England, according to new research from The University of Manchester.

Newswise: Cultural Health Beliefs and Social Networks Crucial in South Asian People’s Management of Diabetes
Released: 27-May-2015 4:05 AM EDT
Cultural Health Beliefs and Social Networks Crucial in South Asian People’s Management of Diabetes
University of Manchester

Researchers from The University of Manchester in collaboration with Keele and Southampton Universities have published new findings which shed light on the poor outcomes of South Asian people with diabetes in the UK.

Newswise: New Research ‘Challenges the Assumption That Arthritis Patients Take Their Medication Regularly’
Released: 26-May-2015 5:05 AM EDT
New Research ‘Challenges the Assumption That Arthritis Patients Take Their Medication Regularly’
University of Manchester

New UK research has challenged the assumption that people with rheumatoid arthritis always take their medication as prescribed.

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Released: 21-May-2015 5:05 AM EDT
Scientists Announce Major Breakthrough Against Rare Kidney Disease
University of Manchester

Scientists at The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against Membranous Nephropathy (MN) – a rare kidney disease which can lead to kidney failure.

Newswise: New Findings Support University Bid for Bandages to Enter the Electronic Age
Released: 14-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT
New Findings Support University Bid for Bandages to Enter the Electronic Age
University of Manchester

The most detailed study to date showing how electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing has been carried out in 40 volunteers by University of Manchester scientists.

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Released: 13-May-2015 4:05 AM EDT
Revolutionary Discovery Could Help Tackle Skin and Heart Conditions
University of Manchester

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery about how certain cells stick to each other to form tissue.

11-May-2015 8:00 AM EDT
Finding Should Enhance Treatments That Stop Immune System Attacks
University of Manchester

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery about an immune cell which is already being used in immunotherapy to treat diseases such as type I diabetes.

Newswise: Training Teachers for Deaf Children Gets a Robotic Helping Hand
Released: 12-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Training Teachers for Deaf Children Gets a Robotic Helping Hand
University of Manchester

Deaf education lecturers at The University of Manchester are using the Swivl robot in school classrooms in a UK first for teacher training.

Released: 7-May-2015 5:05 AM EDT
Potential for a More Personalised Approach to Womb Cancer
University of Manchester

Manchester doctors have helped show that high-risk womb cancer patients can be genetically profiled to allow them to receive more appropriate treatment.

Released: 7-May-2015 4:05 AM EDT
Psychologists to help Dr Google
University of Manchester

Psychologists are to improve online health information on lung cancer after research showed that family members are more likely to search online to encourage loved ones to seek help.

Newswise: Profiling Approach to Enable Right Lung Cancer Treatment Match
Released: 5-May-2015 4:05 AM EDT
Profiling Approach to Enable Right Lung Cancer Treatment Match
University of Manchester

Manchester researchers have tested a new way to genetically profile lung cancer samples, potentially allowing doctors to more easily identify the most appropriate treatment for patients.

Newswise: Research Unlocks Critical Early Nutrient Supply for Embryos
Released: 30-Apr-2015 5:05 AM EDT
Research Unlocks Critical Early Nutrient Supply for Embryos
University of Manchester

The mechanism by which embryos receive nutrition during the first 11 weeks of pregnancy has been revealed by University of Manchester scientists.

Newswise: Gene Variants Show Potential in Predicting Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Outcomes
Released: 29-Apr-2015 5:05 AM EDT
Gene Variants Show Potential in Predicting Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Outcomes
University of Manchester

Arthritis Research UK-funded scientists at The University of Manchester have identified a new way in which genotyping can be used to predict disease outcomes among sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.

Newswise: Understanding the Body’s Response to Worms and Allergies
22-Apr-2015 9:00 AM EDT
Understanding the Body’s Response to Worms and Allergies
University of Manchester

Research from The University of Manchester is bringing scientists a step closer to developing new therapies for controlling the body’s response to allergies and parasitic worm infections.

21-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT
Cancer Scan Could Remove Need for Radiotherapy for Cured Patients
University of Manchester

A UK National Cancer Research Institute trial led from The University of Manchester and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust has suggested that in patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma the late effects of radiotherapy could be reduced by using a scan to determine those who actually need it.

Newswise: Lessons to Be Learned From Caribbean Treatment of Mental Health
Released: 22-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Lessons to Be Learned From Caribbean Treatment of Mental Health
University of Manchester

With Caribbean people in the UK nine times more likely than white British counterparts to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, a University of Manchester mental health researcher has visited Jamaica and Barbados to find out what lessons can be learned.

Released: 22-Apr-2015 4:05 AM EDT
New Finding Could Help Develop Test for Kidney Disease
University of Manchester

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important finding that could help develop an early test for kidney disease.

Newswise: Telling the Time by Colour
15-Apr-2015 9:00 AM EDT
Telling the Time by Colour
University of Manchester

Research by scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that the colour of light has a major impact on how our body clock measures the time of day.

Newswise: New Drug Combination Shows Promise for Breaking Breast Cancer Resistance
16-Apr-2015 6:00 AM EDT
New Drug Combination Shows Promise for Breaking Breast Cancer Resistance
University of Manchester

Researchers from The University of Manchester working with drug development company Evgen Pharma, have developed a new combination of drugs which could overcome treatment resistance and relapse in breast cancer.

Newswise: New Method Helps Establish South Asian Perceptions of Dementia
Released: 16-Apr-2015 5:05 AM EDT
New Method Helps Establish South Asian Perceptions of Dementia
University of Manchester

Dementia care for south Asian people could be improved after researchers from The University of Manchester adapted a commonly used tool for judging perceptions of the disease.

Newswise: Flourishing Faster: How to Make Trees Grow Bigger and Quicker
Released: 16-Apr-2015 4:05 AM EDT
Flourishing Faster: How to Make Trees Grow Bigger and Quicker
University of Manchester

Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a way to make trees grow bigger and faster, which could increase supplies of renewable resources and help trees cope with the effects of climate change.

Newswise: Potential for Prediction of Progression for Early Form of Breast Cancer
Released: 15-Apr-2015 4:05 AM EDT
Potential for Prediction of Progression for Early Form of Breast Cancer
University of Manchester

Scientists in Manchester have identified a way to potentially predict which patients with an early form of breast cancer will experience disease progression.

Newswise: European Study Provides New Insight Into Public Interest in Medicines Research
Released: 14-Apr-2015 5:05 AM EDT
European Study Provides New Insight Into Public Interest in Medicines Research
University of Manchester

Researchers at The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) have published data for the first time about public knowledge of and interest in the process of medicines research and development (R&D).

10-Apr-2015 4:05 AM EDT
Ebola Analysis Finds Virus Hasn’t Become Deadlier, Yet
University of Manchester

Research from The University of Manchester using cutting edge computer analysis reveals that despite mutating, Ebola hasn’t evolved to become deadlier since the first outbreak 40 years ago.

Newswise: Scientists a Step Closer to Developing Renewable Propane
Released: 10-Apr-2015 6:05 AM EDT
Scientists a Step Closer to Developing Renewable Propane
University of Manchester

Researchers at The University of Manchester have made a significant breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways that will enable renewable biosynthesis of the gas propane. This research is part of a programme of work aimed at developing the next generation of biofuels.

Newswise: Dodo Bird Verdict Given New Life by Psychosis Therapy Study
Released: 10-Apr-2015 5:05 AM EDT
Dodo Bird Verdict Given New Life by Psychosis Therapy Study
University of Manchester

A study by researchers at The University of Manchester and the University of Liverpool has examined the psychological treatment of more than 300 people suffering from psychosis, showing that, whatever the therapy, it is the relationship between the patient and therapist which either improves or damages wellbeing.

Newswise: City Appoints New Director of Healthcare Innovation
Released: 8-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT
City Appoints New Director of Healthcare Innovation
University of Manchester

The University of Manchester’s Professor Jackie Oldham has been appointed by the city in a new role to make Manchester a leading centre for healthcare business and innovation.


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