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Giving babies a better start

Thanks to research at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, the outlook for premature babies around the world is much brighter.


Podcast: Gail Davey and Melanie Newport on their research into podoconiosis

Recorded in March 2019

Welcome to Impacted, our new podcast series about research for real change. Listen to Gail Davey and Melanie Newport discuss how their world-class research into podoconiosis led to the World Health Organisation recognising this neglected tropical disease.

Simon Ward, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, talks about the vital role of University of Sussex scientists in developing drugs for life-changing illnesses such as schizophrenia.

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World's first global podoconiosis map

Dr Kebede Deribe, an epidemiologist at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, has been leading efforts to create a global map of podoconiosis.

The Global Atlas will provide public health officials and policy makers with vital information needed to treat patients.

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Helping people with scabies in care homes

Professor Jackie Cassell is transforming the diagnosis of scabies in residential care homes.

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From diagnosis to life with a genetic condition

Professor Alan Lehmann has helped families live their lives to the full after being diagnosed with xeroderma pigmentosum.

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Climate change already damaging health of world's children, according to Lancet report

14 November 2019

A new report, co-authored by experts at the University of Sussex, warns about the health impact of climate change on the world’s children.

Cancer treatment could become more effective thanks to computer algorithms

26 April 2019

Researchers have shown how network algorithms could be used improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment by predicting interactions between genes.

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