Preventing the tragedy of stillbirth

Manchester is home to one of the only dedicated stillbirth research centres in the world, bringing tangible benefits to the region and beyond. “Nothing prepares you for that amazing moment when your baby’s born. Shoshana was beautiful, she was perfect; she was everything that we would have wanted. But she was dead.” Antonia and her Read More…


Pioneering research into PTSD

Following a colleague’s battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, Carolina pledged to help ensure that those suffering from a similar condition would be able to receive the right help, at the right time. Carolina Campodonico was volunteering with the Italian Red Cross ambulance service when her team received the call that would change her life. “In Read More…


Unlocking graphene’s potential

Manchester PhD student Chris Hoyle has made a discovery that could have a major positive impact on healthcare in the future. The University of Manchester is the home of graphene. The one-atom thick wonder-material was first isolated here by Professors Konstantin Novoselov and Andre Geim in 2004. Since then, countless potential uses for graphene have Read More…


The perfect place to fight cancer

Every day in the UK 450 people die of cancer. At Manchester, donations are crucial to helping us beat this deadly disease. More of us are developing cancer than ever before. It’s now estimated that one in two of us will get the disease at some point in our lives. Although the incidence rates of Read More…


How can you test a baby’s hearing?

Discovering your child might have hearing loss is upsetting for any parent. Adding insult to injury, tests to determine the extent of a baby’s hearing loss tend to be unreliable. This can have a hugely damaging impact on their development. But a donor-funded research project at Manchester is hoping to find a better way. How Read More…


How graphene could revolutionise touchscreens

Smartphones and tablets have revolutionised all our lives. But for many, using touchscreens presents a myriad of problems. Graphene could help solve these issues. The prominence of consumer touchscreen devices has surged over the last few years. Smartphones, the most common touchscreen devices, are now owned by 85% of people in the UK. While younger Read More…


The fight against Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s strips millions of people of their memory, personality and dignity. At Manchester, we’re committed to fighting this debilitating disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting 62% of the 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK right now. That number is only set to rise, to 1 million by 2025 Read More…


Eradicating ebola

The 2014 Ebola outbreak claimed the lives of 11,310 people. Our Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute was instrumental in the UK’s response to this global crisis. It was in 2014 that the deadliest outbreak of Ebola took hold of West Africa and claimed the lives of 11,310 people. Sierra Leone, a country that was still Read More…


Donations change lives: energy and sustainability

Climate change is one of the biggest threats to humanity. At Manchester, we are committed to tackling it head on, finding new sustainable sources to fuel our future. Improved technology and standards of living mean that we need more energy than ever before. We know that traditional sources of energy, such as fossil fuels, emit too much Read More…


Donations change lives: discovery

What is it that makes us human? Is it our upright posture? Our opposable thumbs? Our sense of right and wrong? Or could it be our instinct to ask the simple question, ‘why’?   For hundreds of years, humans have wondered what it is that separates us from animals, and in particular, mammals. After all, we’re made of Read More…