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Why biological studies on queer people do more harm than good

15 September 2020

When studying vulnerable groups, scientists should always be aware of the context their studies take place in.


Sussex student to host panel discussions on the experiences of BAME scientists

8 July 2020

A PhD student is hosting two online discussions to share the successes and challenges experienced by a panel of BAME scientists.


Simple blood test could one day diagnose motor neurone disease

18 June 2020

Sussex researchers identify unique biomarker opening the door to future developments which allow for quicker diagnosis.


Sussex student to increase visibility of BAME role models in science

8 June 2020

A PhD student aims to increase the visibility of role models in science for BAME students by building a community that extends beyond the School.


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.


Neuroscientist receives prestigious funding to set up lab at the University of Sussex

18 May 2020

A rising star researcher has received funding from the Wellcome Trust to set up a new lab in the University’s School of Life Sciences.


Sussex neuroscientist secures prestigious award

7 May 2020

A neuroscientist at the University of Sussex has received a prestigious award from the Wellcome Trust.


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.


Having a PhD viva using Zoom

23 April 2020

Noora Nevala successfully defended her PhD via Zoom. If you have your viva coming up and aren’t sure what to expect, Noora has answered some questions


Scientists to showcase dementia research at free public event

19 February 2020

Researchers are hosting a free event in order to share their dementia research with members of the public on 10 March 2020.


Life Sciences to host event to highlight LGBT+ scientists

17 February 2020

The School of Life Sciences is hosting an event to raise the visibility of LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender plus) scientists


Southwest University delegation visits Sussex for research collaboration

3 February 2020

The global engagement team received a high level delegation from Southwest University mid January.


Call for donations to equip lab in Nigeria and help train a new generation of scientists

16 January 2020

A Sussex research fellow is calling for donations of unused or unwanted, but functional science equipment to help equip a laboratory in Nigeria.


Sussex neuroscientist wins Nature award in recognition of positive impact his work has had on society

7 November 2019

A neuroscientist at the University of Sussex has become the first winner of the Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact.


Sussex neuroscientist working to improve science communication in Nigeria

7 November 2019

A neuroscientist at Sussex is hoping to improve science communications in Nigeria, launching workshops partnering top journalists with scientists.


Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to raise the visibility of Black British people in STEM

22 October 2019

An upcoming workshop will showcase notable Black British professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).


This Sussex Life: Martin Gosling: “We have the opportunity to treat all Cystic Fibrosis patients”

6 August 2019

Martin Gosling, Chief Scientific Officer at Enterprise Therapeutics, describes the benefits of working with the University of Sussex.


Fruit fly studies reveal simple genetic system is behind complex movements

30 July 2019

Researchers have shown that a simple genetic system can control complex movements, furthering our understanding of motor control in health & disease.


Sussex really does Love Quantum

15 July 2019

Sussex Loves Quantum was a great success in launching the Sussex Programme for Quantum Research


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.


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