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When one pixel is enough: ‘single pixel’ vision in fish could help scientists understand how humans see tiny detail

29 May 2020

Recently discovered ‘single-pixel vision’ in fish could help researchers understand how humans are able to spot details like stars in the sky.


Research laboratories prepare for partial reopening

29 May 2020

Health and safety measures and guidance have been put in place so that some research laboratories on campus can re-open today and early next week.


Patient notes could offer solution to the ‘missing’ Coronavirus diagnoses

26 May 2020

GPs’ notes currently unavailable to medical researchers could provide clues to help manage major health crises such as Covid-19, a BSMS study shows.


Researchers launch survey for UK undergraduates to assess impact of COVID-19 and help shape mental health services

19 May 2020

Starting university and transitioning from one year to the next can be exciting and challenging, but now COVID-19 brings additional challenges.


Sussex chemists join international effort to source small molecule drug in the fight against COVID-19

14 May 2020

University of Sussex researchers have joined an international team of chemists aiming to deliver a drug candidate effective against COVID-19.


Communities could help meet demand for health supplies during Covid-19 with open access hardware and 3D printing

27 April 2020

Free open source hardware and 3D printing could help to alleviate the burden of Covid-19 on global health systems, according to Sussex scientists.


Road traffic noise causes bat activity to decrease by two thirds, as bats find it 'irritating'

16 April 2020

A study reveals the impact of traffic noise on bat activity, suggesting that negative effects could be felt considerable distances from the source.


How is lockdown affecting family life? Study participants needed!

30 March 2020

Sussex psychologists are asking parents of primary school age children to complete an online survey to help them track the impact of the pandemic.


Working towards a common humanity with 'Stories from a Migrant City'

30 March 2020

A new book by a University of Sussex professor shares the stories of over 100 people to challenge the standard terms of the immigration debate.


Mainstream feminism is broken, says Sussex expert in new book

26 March 2020

A new book by Alison Phipps, Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Sussex, pulls back the curtain on the #MeToo movement.


Rowse Honey & University of Sussex celebrate 10 years of research partnership to protect & support honey bees

25 March 2020

Rowse Honey visited the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects last month to hear about the research their funding has helped to make possible.


Pablo Escobar's hippos might have helped to restore local ecological diversity

25 March 2020

Hippos brought into Colombia by Pablo Escobar could have helped to restore ecological diversity in the surrounding area, according to a new study.


Most beneficial places to plant new woodland revealed

19 March 2020

A Sussex Research Fellow has helped to identify the most beneficial places to plant 10,000 hectares of new woodland.


Book by expert immunologist offers clear and educated advice during time of misinformation and worry

19 March 2020

A new book by a Sussex lecturer offers simple, clear and informed advice on what it takes to protect our immune system.


£1 million for nanotech: invisibility cloaks, smart tyres and supermarket tags

19 March 2020

Funding for University of Sussex nanotech research could bring invisibility cloaks, smart tyres and retail tags


Common treatments used on cattle have devastating impacts on wildlife, new study reveals

18 March 2020

Experts have stressed an urgent need to find alternatives to wormers and anti-ectoparasitic products used widely on cattle, following new research.


Possible breast cancer treatment could go to clinical trial immediately as scientists spot target in 'normal' cells

11 March 2020

A study led by Sussex scientists has proposed a new treatment strategy for patients with triple negative breast cancer, a rare but aggressive subtype.


Gastronauts: Developing food ready for the next space race

6 March 2020

Academics develop new food eating experiences for the next generation of astronauts and tourists including made to order 3-D printed food.


A decade of sluggish action has left nations needing to slash emissions at twice the pace originally estimated

4 March 2020

Experts reveal a vast gap between current global emissions and where they should be heading to meet the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement.


Sussex research reveals injustices faced by LGBTIQ+ asylum claimants

28 February 2020

Sussex researchers are working on a project to report the experiences of people who claim asylum for reasons of sexual orientation or gender identity.


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