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Diabetes drugs reduce risk of serious cardiovascular events
A pair prescription diabetes drugs can reduce the risk of developing heart attack or stroke in type 2 diabetes patients.
Kidney disease linked to obesity
The University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust researchers has revealed that tackling obesity could have a powerful impact on kidney health.
Collaborative research accelerates treatment of Alport syndrome
The University of Manchester, Kidney Research UK and the Stoneygate Trust collaborate on a new research programme dedicated to the study and treatment of Alport syndrome.
Manchester lab develop more sustainable route to future medicines
A powerful method of combining natural enzymes with non-toxic synthetic catalysts to deliver the chemical building blocks used in pharmaceutical production has been developed in Manchester.
Pressure leads to increased antibiotic prescribing
GPs who are under considerable pressure are more likely to prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics, says Dr Thomas Allen.
‘Chemical cocktail’ of sewage, slurry and plastic polluting English rivers
There is a direct link between poor wastewater management and high levels of microplastic pollution in UK rivers, according to a Manchester researcher.
Deprived communities ’work longer hours but live shorter lives’
People living in England’s most deprived communities are also 46% more likely to die from COVID-19 than those in the rest of the country, according to a new report.
The University of Manchester's research beacons are examples of pioneering discoveries, interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-sector partnerships that are tackling some of the biggest questions facing the planet.