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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.


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.


University of Sussex retains award for excellence in researchers’ career development

11 February 2020

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

28 January 2020

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

22 January 2020

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

10 January 2020

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

13 November 2019

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

20 August 2019

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

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.


Sussex mathematician's breakthrough on non-toxic pest control which doesn't harm bees

2 May 2019

Dr Konstantin Blyuss' breakthrough on non-toxic pest control will improve cereal crop production without harming bees or other insects.


Genetic defect causing intellectual disability discovered by Sussex scientists

18 April 2019

Researchers have discovered a new genetic defect which causes a form of intellectual disability; a finding that will improve screening programmes.


Sussex researcher training 'para-ecologists' to protect the rainforest

22 March 2019

A Sussex scientist has been working to train up a new generation of data collectors to help monitor the overall health of the rainforest ecosystem.


Sussex professor confirms rare bat species spotted for first time in Wiltshire

6 March 2019

One of the rarest mammals in Britain has been found in Wiltshire, according to a University of Sussex professor.


Research reveals mechanism for leukaemia cell growth prompting hopes for new treatment strategies

17 January 2019

A mechanism which drives leukaemia cell growth has been discovered by scientists who believe their findings could inform new treatment strategies.


Study identifies 66 alien plant and animal species that pose greatest threat to European biodiversity

13 December 2018

Plant and animal species that pose the biggest threat to biodiversity should they arrive in the European Union have been identified in a new study.


University of Sussex scientists opening up access to science through DIY equipment

8 November 2018

Scientists have developed a £25 piece of hardware to demonstrate how our brains function, which could aid educators around the world.


Scientists discover first high-temperature single-molecule magnet

19 October 2018

A team of scientists led by Professor Richard Layfield has published breakthrough research regarding single molecule magnets.


'Champion of Science' recognised for positive impact of research communication

16 October 2018

Dr Mahmoud Maina, a research fellow in Biochemistry, has won a competition recognising research in Africa which makes a positive impact on society.


Large fenced reserves an effective way to bring wolves back to Scotland

13 June 2018

New research suggests a very large fenced reserve could be effectively used to reintroduce wolves in the Scottish Highlands.


British mammals’ fight for survival

13 June 2018

The first comprehensive review of British mammal populations for over 20 years has found almost one in five species are threatened with extinction.


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