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Experts warn UK food safety at risk with public softened up for lower standards

13 September 2019

Warning that Government is softening up public for lower food standards, including chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef imports, after Brexit.


Boris Johnson has a relatively clear path to watering down key food regulations in pursuit of UK/US trade deal

12 September 2019

The UK public faces the prospect of watered-down food regulations after Brexit with Parliament having little say, UKTPO is warning.


As light as a lemon: How the right smell can help with a negative body image

6 September 2019

The scent of a lemon could help people feel better about their body image, new findings from University of Sussex research has revealed.


Sussex team reveals the BBC’s role in secret military activities during World War Two

3 September 2019

Experts from the University of Sussex School of Media Film and Music worked with the BBC to uncover the corporation’s role during World War Two. .


New £8 million research centre to explore how digital technology will impact the future of work

3 September 2019

A major new research centre exploring how digital technologies are changing the world of work is to launch at the start of 2020.


Sussex research sheds light on the complexity behind migration in West Africa

2 September 2019

Members of the Sussex-based Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium took part in a two-day workshop in Ghana to share research.


New book by Sussex professor reveals what political parties really think of their members – and vice versa

24 August 2019

A new book by Professor Paul Webb sheds light on the challenges of party membership.


Exploring how innovation can protect society’s most vulnerable children

23 August 2019

A £1.9 million project will explore how innovation can help improve social care systems and practices for young people at complex safeguarding risk


No-deal chaos to hit food businesses trading across the Irish border, warn experts

22 August 2019

Crashing out of the EU without a deal could cause some Irish food businesses to go out of business within days.


Queen bees face increased chance of execution if they mate with two males rather than one

20 August 2019

New research shows that queen stingless bees face an increased risk of being executed by workers if they mate with more than one male.


Aggressive brain tumour could be diagnosed with simple blood test

20 August 2019

New research by Sussex scientists could be the first step towards developing a blood test to diagnose Glioblastoma.


Relaxing of regulations for regenerative medicines has cascading effect internationally, new research warns

16 August 2019

Countries that relax regulations for regenerative medicines could be causing a downward spiral in international standards, according to new research.


Philosopher calls for contributions on childbirth to break down unhelpful taboos

16 August 2019

Mothers, fathers and midwives are being encouraged to share their experiences to help ease conversations about childbirth and break down taboos.


Sussex scientists to create 3-D map of ten million galaxies in the universe

15 August 2019

University of Sussex physicists are creating a three-dimensional map of ten million galaxies.


Wind it up: Europe has the untapped onshore capacity to meet global energy demand

14 August 2019

Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis reveals.


New research suggests groundwater in Africa could be resilient to climate change

8 August 2019

Groundwater could offer a sustainable way to provide clean water, after research finds it may be relatively resilient to climate change.


Powerful collection of short stories written during Sri Lankan civil war published

7 August 2019

A collection written by a Sussex lecturer during the Sri Lankan civil war includes a tale used by English PEN to highlight a missing journalist.


Killings of environmental defenders strongly linked to corruption and weak rule of law, according to new study

6 August 2019

New research paper finds that the number of recorded deaths of environmental defenders is now similar to those from war zones.


Researchers create first-ever personalised sound projector with £10 webcam

6 August 2019

Researchers demonstrate the first sound projector that can track a moving individual and deliver an acoustic message as they move.


Britain's foremost expert on bumble bees highlights the risks they face in new podcast

5 August 2019

A Sussex biologist has revealed how his research into the impact of pesticides came about as a result of suggestions made by members of the public.


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