Research and innovation news
Keep up-to-date with the latest news, publications and events from the Research and Innovation team at MFT.
Multi-million pound scheme could make early diagnosis of liver disease a reality
A new consortium, led by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded £4.5 million to help patients with liver disease receive earlier, more accurate, diagnoses.
First MFT patient takes part in adaptive COVID-19 trial – ‘ACCORD 2’
Our first patient has taken part in a new clinical trial investigating potential treatments for COVID-19, as part of a nationwide research effort to meet the challenge of coronavirus.
Manchester researchers lead national programme to assess instant testing for COVID-19
Researchers from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester are to assess the effectiveness of tests that may give doctors COVID-19 results in minutes rather than days
First adult MFT research participant receives donated plasma from recovered COVID-19 patient
Our first adult patient has received transfusion of blood plasma from a donor who has recovered from coronavirus (COVID-19), as part of a clinical trial looking at potential treatments for the virus.
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital patient is the first in the UK to receive convalescent plasma through dedicated COVID-19 treatment trial
A patient at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) was the first in the UK to receive a convalescent plasma transfusion, after being selected through the RECOVERY COVID-19 research study.
New test offers breakthrough in early detection of endometrial cancer
Manchester researchers have helped to reach an important breakthrough in the fight against endometrial cancer, with the development of non-invasive test for women.
Weight and blood pressure greater in young people who develop type 2 diabetes
Weight, blood pressure and blood fat elevations are greater in young people who develop type 2 diabetes according to scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Glasgow.
Pioneering study reveals women four times more likely to develop Lupus after stillbirth
Pioneering new research at Manchester’s Saint Mary’s Hospital has found women who have experienced stillbirth are four times more likely to develop Lupus than those with an uncomplicated livebirth.