Author: University of Manchester

  • Shale gas is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity

    Shale gas is one of least sustainable options for producing electricity, according to new research from The University of Manchester.The major study, which is the first of its kind, considered environmental, economic and social sustainability of shale gas in the UK and compared it to other electricity generating options. These were coal, nuclear, natural gas,…

  • Scientists reveal source of human heartbeat in 3D

    A pioneering new study is set to help surgeons repair hearts without damaging precious tissue.A team of scientists from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), The University of Manchester, Aarhus University and Newcastle University, have developed a way of producing 3D data to show the cardiac conduction system – the special cells that enable our hearts to beat – in unprecedented detail. The…

  • Study reveals that climate change could dramatically alter fragile mountain habitats

    Mountain regions of the world are under direct threat from human-induced climate change which could radically alter these fragile habitats, warn an international team of researchers – including an expert from The University of Manchester.