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 journey to a PhD

Hannah met her future PhD supervisor aged just 16. Now, she’s researching better ways to treat the billions of people who are infected with a parasitic worm Hannah was 16 when she first attended a Discover Day at The University of Manchester. While there, she came across a stand ran by Professor of Immunology Kathryn 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…


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…


Marsha and Logan

Donations change lives: healthy futures

In recent decades we’ve made huge strides in addressing some of the world’s biggest healthcare problems. But we still face some big challenges, and at Manchester, we’re tackling them head on. Take cancer, for example. It’s now estimated that one in two of us will get some form of cancer in our lifetime. But even though cancer is becoming more common, you Read More…