Research and innovation news
Keep up-to-date with the latest news, publications and events from the Research and Innovation Division.
Manchester celebrates forty years since first test tube baby birth
The first NHS-funded IVF service was established in 1983 at Saint Mary's Hospital here in Manchester. Since then, IVF babies now total over 6 million and make up more than 2% of all UK births.
Thousands of Greater Manchester patients access improved care thanks to clinical research
More than 43,700 participants in Greater Manchester played a part in developing healthcare over the past year, according to new figures from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Saint Mary’s is top recruiter to trial for women with reduced fetal movements
Saint Mary’s research midwives and Antenatal Assessment Unit (AAU) team have achieved top recruiting site to the Reduced Fetal Movement Intervention Trial (ReMIT-2) for the second month running.
Plans for Diagnostics and Technology Accelerator launched at MFT
Tuesday 19th June saw the internal launch of the Diagnostics and Technology Accelerator (DiTA) at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT).
Children’s oncology research team celebrate recruitment success
Congratulations to the paediatric oncology research team who have achieved two patient recruitment milestones in their neuroblastoma research.
NHS 70 discoveries: Innovative redesign of home haemodialysis programme
In 2004 the MRI’s haemodialysis team developed an innovative approach to allow patients to use haemodialysis at home instead of going into hospital.
Manchester researchers lead in development of test that could help avoid antibiotic related deafness in newborn babies
A new genetic test that could identify the risk of, and therefore help to avoid permanent antibiotic-related hearing loss in newborn babies is being developed in Manchester, UK.
NHS 70 research discoveries: 2-Day Diet helps reduce breast cancer risk through weight loss
In 2013 researchers from Wythenshawe Hospital published a diet that they believed was a real breakthrough in both people losing weight and keeping it off and helping lower the risk of breast cancer.