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The 2,300 University of Manchester staff, students and alumni who took part in last weekend's SimplyHealth Great #Manchester Run have so far raised over £28,000 for worthy causes.

The runners donned the University’s purple shirt to complete the 10k race around Central Manchester, which is Europe’s largest.
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A scheme providing fruit and veg vouchers to low-income families with young children has brought about significant nutritional improvements in families’ diets, new research has shown.

The UK Healthy Start Scheme, which sees 450,000 families receive vouchers worth £3.10 per week per child, has increased their spending on fresh fruit and vegetables by around 15 per cent.
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Scientists have created a new way of speeding up the genome evolution of baker’s yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the same yeast we use for bread and beer production.

This is to develop a synthetic yeast strain that can be transformed on demand, making it particularly attractive for industrial biotechnology applications, such as the mass production of advanced medicines to treat illnesses such as Malaria and Tuberculosis (TB). It could also have massive implications for the future study of DNA.
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Today, (Monday 21 May), Prime Minister Theresa May visited The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank to deliver a major speech on science technology and to confirm funding for a spectacular new gallery at the world-famous site.

The Prime Minister visited a workshop involving children from the local Goostrey Community Primary School and met University of Manchester postgrad and postdoc researchers, before joining a meeting of the Council for Science and Technology (CST).
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The Greater Manchester Looked After Children’s Forum has been recognised for its work by winning a NEON Widening Access Partnership Award at the Palace of Westminster.

The Forum’s primary focus is supporting the educational progression of Care Leavers and Looked‑After Children. The University of #Manchester is represented on the forum, which meets once a term.
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The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) are delighted to announce that the Discovery Centre at Jodrell Bank is to receive a total of £16.1million for a transformational £20.5m project. £12.1m of the total is thanks to National Lottery players, with a further £4m coming from the Government.

The new ‘First Light at Jodrell Bank’ project will create a spectacular new gallery building that will promote and celebrate Jodrell Bank’s world-leading place in the history of astronomy, and a pioneering chapter in British scientific and cultural history.
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#Psychologists obediently follow the same rules as other scientists. But their efforts haven’t yielded equivalent progress. In fact, in the last decade, psychologists have realised that some of their most intriguing findings are not reliable – when other researchers try to repeat the same study, they don’t find the same results.

Many people refer to this as a replication crisis in the field. But what is to blame for this problem and what can we do about it? In a new review, published in the General Review of Psychology, we describe a promising technological solution.
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Students and citizens in Saint Petersburg will now have access to a Russian version of LinguaSnapp - The University of Manchester’s mobile app for documenting language landscapes.

The app allows users to collect and upload images of signs in different #languages to a digital archive that is accessible to the public.
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Huge numbers of University of Manchester staff, students and alumni have registered for the SimplyHealth Great Manchester Run as part of a Purple Wave on May 20.

A final count of 2,283 people will be donning the University’s purple shirt to take part in the 10k race around Central Manchester.
Manchester will have its own start time, with a Purple Wave of runners wearing the technical running t-shirts they receive on registration.
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An international team of #astronomers have discovered an unusual laser emission that suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at the heart of the “spectacular” Ant Nebula.

The extremely rare phenomenon is connected to the death of a star and was discovered in observations made by European Space Agency’s (ESA) Herschel #space observatory.
A laser from a space ant
A laser from a space ant
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