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How ‘Dry January’ is the secret to better sleep, saving money and losing weight

A month of abstaining from alcohol has a number of benefits to participants according to new research by psychologist Dr Richard de Visser

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Giving babies a better start

Thanks to research at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), the outlook for premature babies around the world is much brighter.


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Sussex signs up to Race Equality Charter

13 December 2018

The University of Sussex has shown its commitment to promoting equality and inclusivity by applying to join the Race Equality Charter (REC).

Engineering and Informatics presented with Athena SWAN Bronze Award

12 December 2018

Two staff from Engineering and Informatics have been presented with an Athena SWAN award that recognises the School’s commitment to gender equality.

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Neuroscientist makes front page news in Chile after high-profile talk

18 January 2019

Neuroscientist Prof Anil Seth has headed up a delegation of top UK scientists participating in the “most important knowledge event in Latin America”.

Making walking groups inclusive for people with impaired vision

12 December 2018

An anthropologist has contributed to a set of best practice guidelines to make walking groups inclusive for those with impaired vision.

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Best friends like the Kardashians? Or rivals like the Milibands? How sibling relationships form

17 January 2019

How do sibling relationships form? Sussex researchers seek mums expecting baby number two

Research reveals mechanism for leukaemia cell growth prompting hopes for new treatment strategies

17 January 2019

A mechanism which drives leukaemia cell growth has been discovered by scientists who believe their findings could inform new treatment strategies.

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