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Researchers find genetic differences between strains of a blood cancer-triggering virus can alter its activity

18 July 2019

Scientists have found that differences in the genetic sequence of two strains of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) can alter the way the virus behaves.

Parliamentary report highlights Sussex scientists' push for coherent approach to global sustainability goals

16 July 2019

Evidence from the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) has been referenced in a report by the International Development Select Committee.

Climate change poses greater risk to global development than climate action does

15 July 2019

Climate change threatens nearly all UN SDGs but well-planned climate mitigation and adaptation would contribute to achieving 80 percent of targets.

Science Minister comes to campus to announce funding for two University of Sussex quantum groups

11 July 2019

Chris Skidmore MP, the Minister for Science, came to the University of Sussex to announce fresh funding for two of our quantum groups

Report urges shift to small-scale farming post-Brexit to halt wildlife decline & produce sustainable food

11 July 2019

Allotments & small-scale farming after Brexit could provide abundant food & help solve the environmental crisis, according to new report.

Quantum leap forward at Sussex for electric car batteries

11 July 2019

Physicists use quantum sensors to take a live image of the inside of a car battery from outside for first time

Citizen scientists wanted to record sightings of mammals by waterways across the UK

5 July 2019

Members of the public are being asked to record sightings of mammals by waterways across the UK, in an effort to help future conservation efforts.

Shifting the focus: energy demand in a net-zero carbon UK

5 July 2019

CREDS launches first major report advising demand-side change has a major role to play in delivering an affordable, net-zero carbon energy system.

Tasting words and seeing music in colour…synaesthesia comes to Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

1 July 2019

Psychologists at the University of Sussex are holding an exhibition about synaesthesia at the Royal Society’s prestigious Summer Science Exhibition.

Preventing podo: Researchers discuss aims to eliminate devastating condition in new podcast

28 June 2019

Gail Davey and Melanie Newport (BSMS) have discussed their efforts to eliminate podoconiosis, the devastating tropical disease, in a new podcast.

Prophet and Loss: How the local strength of faith can impact a company’s ethical behaviour

28 June 2019

Companies are less likely to engage in unethical accounting practices when their headquarters are in areas of high religious observance.

US immigration judges make harsher decisions when they ‘feel the heat’

27 June 2019

The hotter the day the more likely immigration judges are to make harsher decisions, a new study co-authored by a Sussex economics professor reveals.

Snails show that variety is the key to success if you want to remember more

26 June 2019

A change is as good as a rest when it comes to remembering more, according to new research by neuroscientists at the University of Sussex.

Sussex academics lead on report to improve safeguarding in international development research

25 June 2019

A report aiming to improve safeguarding in international development research has been produced by Sussex academics.

Neuroscience research questions current alcohol limit

21 June 2019

Even one pint of beer can compromise a person’s feeling of being in control. The research adds weight to calls for a lowered alcohol limit for drivers

Festival coinciding with Windrush Day to celebrate influence of African-Caribbean migration on London's music scene

20 June 2019

A University of Sussex academic has helped organise a festival to celebrate how African-Caribbean migration transformed London’s vibrant music scene.

Event to celebrate the traveller community following research on destigmatising socially marginal groups

19 June 2019

An event will celebrate the Gypsy, Romany and Traveller community this week, after years of work by a Sussex academic to destigmatise marginal groups.

Experiencing corruption makes you more likely to protest against it… up to a point

13 June 2019

Researchers from at the University of Sussex have found that people who experience corruption first hand are most likely to protest.

Unclear nuclear: How UK energy consumers unwittingly pay for military infrastructures

12 June 2019

UK energy consumers are unknowingly subsidising the high cost of military nuclear infrastructures, documents new testimony to a Parliamentary inquiry.

Garden centres need to provide more information about bee-friendly plants, according to new research

10 June 2019

New report focusing on public attitudes and behaviour towards pollinator-friendly planting reveals lack of information in local garden centres,

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