Latest Biological Sciences-related research news
See the latest Biological Sciences-related research news.
Ever wondered what red foxes eat? There’s a database for that
Researchers create a free, online database on carnivore diets to help conservationists and educators.
Stingray Bio launched from University of Sussex to find new medicines for breast and other cancers
Leading cancer researchers at the University of Sussex have worked to launch independent spin-out company Stingray Bio.
Fatal attraction: Research finds common pipistrelle bats are attracted to wind turbines
A new study has revealed high levels of bat activity around turbines, prompting concern from researchers.
Why plant diversity is so important for bee diversity
A delicate balance of energy efficiency and flower morphology is the key to co-existence between honey bees and bumble bees.
Are Britain's land animals eating plastic?
A new research project, led by a Sussex Masters student, will be one of the first to assess the exposure of wild mammals to waste plastics in Britain.
Urgent action needed as 1 in 3 native mammals at risk of extinction in Wales
For the first time in over 20 years, researchers have assessed the current situation for species in Wales, with a third at risk of extinction.
New research reveals widespread contamination of English rivers with pesticides commonly used as flea treatments
Sussex researchers have found widespread contamination of English rivers with two neurotoxic pesticides commonly used in veterinary flea products.
New report calls for ambitious pesticide reduction target
A University of Sussex Professor leads a report for The Wildlife Trusts to show how people across society can take action to bring back insects.
When one pixel is enough: ‘single pixel’ vision in fish could help scientists understand how humans see tiny detail
Recently discovered ‘single-pixel vision’ in fish could help researchers understand how humans are able to spot details like stars in the sky.
Rowse Honey & University of Sussex celebrate 10 years of research partnership to protect & support honey bees
Rowse Honey visited the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects last month to hear about the research their funding has helped to make possible.
Possible breast cancer treatment could go to clinical trial immediately as scientists spot target in 'normal' cells
A study led by Sussex scientists has proposed a new treatment strategy for patients with triple negative breast cancer, a rare but aggressive subtype.
University of Sussex retains award for excellence in researchers’ career development
HR In Excellence in Research Award goes to University of Sussex for sixth consecutive year for excellence in supporting researchers develop careers.
Hotspots for hedgehog road deaths revealed in new research co-authored by Sussex professor
Experts suggest reducing road speeds could reduce deaths of one of Britain’s most threatened mammals.
Possible Parkinson’s treatment successfully targets two major nerve systems
Scientists have discovered that a new non-invasive technique can target a group of brain cells which play a key role in development of Parkinson's.
Unused stockpiles of nuclear waste could be more useful than we might think, according to new study
Sussex chemists have found a new use for the waste product of nuclear power; a breakthrough which could help reduce the burden of large-scale storage.
New report reveals true impact of insect apocalypse and calls for urgent action
A report by a Sussex Professor warns that if insect declines aren't halted, ecosystems will collapse with ‘profound consequences for human wellbeing’.
Aggressive brain tumour could be diagnosed with simple blood test
New research by Sussex scientists could be the first step towards developing a blood test to diagnose Glioblastoma.
Snails show that variety is the key to success if you want to remember more
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 mathematician's breakthrough on non-toxic pest control which doesn't harm bees
Dr Konstantin Blyuss' breakthrough on non-toxic pest control will improve cereal crop production without harming bees or other insects.