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December 2015

  • Screening for ovarian cancer may save lives, new study suggests

    17 December

    Screening for ovarian cancer may save lives, new study suggests

    New results from an ovarian cancer screening trial, led by UCL, suggests that screening may help reduce the number of deaths caused by the disease by 20%.

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November 2015

  • Dean of BSMS's inaugural lecture tackles breast cancer

    30 November

    Dean of BSMS's inaugural lecture tackles breast cancer

    Last week Prof Malcolm Reed, Dean of BSMS and Professor of Surgical Oncology, presented his inaugural lecture, 'Breast cancer treatment – whose choice?'

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  • New anatomy syllabus launched for training doctors

    27 November

    New anatomy syllabus launched for training doctors

    A new syllabus for teaching anatomy in medical schools has been launched today by the Anatomical Society, published in the Journal of Anatomy.

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  • BSMS discusses how to select the best future doctors

    13 November

    BSMS discusses how to select the best future doctors

    This week BSMS hosted a one-day conference to explore the kinds of doctors people want and how we can best select candidates with these qualities.

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October 2015

  • BSMS in pioneering dementia project

    19 October

    BSMS in pioneering dementia project

    Families living with dementia in Surrey and Sussex are being invited to take part in a new project called, Time for Dementia.

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  • BSMS project in top 20 global development case studies

    1 October

    BSMS project in top 20 global development case studies

    The UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS) has included a study by BSMS researchers in its list of top global development case studies.

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September 2015

  • The Martin Fisher Foundation launches with international lecture series, 'Towards ZERO'

    28 September

    The Martin Fisher Foundation launches with international lecture series, 'Towards ZERO'

    A charity was set up in memory of internationally respected HIV expert and BSMS Chair of HIV Medicine Prof Martin Fisher earlier this month.

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August 2015

  • BSMS top for student satisfaction

    12 August

    BSMS top for student satisfaction

    Students have put BSMS in first place for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS).

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July 2015

  • Queen recognises student's leadership skills

    30 July

    Queen recognises student's leadership skills

    BSMS student and Royal Navy Captain, Julie Thain-Smith has been awarded the Queens' Commendation for Valuable Service in the latest Operational Honours.

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  • Anatomist and TV presenter awarded with honorary degree

    17 July

    Anatomist and TV presenter awarded with honorary degree

    Professor Alice Roberts, clinical anatomist, author and broadcaster, has become an honorary Doctor of Medicine at this year's graduation.

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June 2015

  • Ambitious research project trials promising new therapy for motor neurone disease

    26 June

    Ambitious research project trials promising new therapy for motor neurone disease

    An ambitious European research project is testing a molecule that could help slow the progression of motor neurone disease (MND).

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  • Queen's Honours for University of Brighton Vice-Chancellor

    15 June

    Queen's Honours for University of Brighton Vice-Chancellor

    Professor Julian Crampton has been awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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  • New leadership and commissioning digest launched

    4 June

    New leadership and commissioning digest launched

    The Division of Medical Education has published a new digest of dissertations exploring change in leadership and commissioning of health and social care.

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  • The health benefits of controlled breathing

    4 June

    The health benefits of controlled breathing

    A new study shows how the brain reacts to controlled slow breathing and could benefit people suffering from high blood pressure or anxiety.

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May 2015

  • BSMS moves up league table

    28 May

    BSMS moves up league table

    BSMS has continued to improve its rankings in the Guardian university league tables, moving up three places from last year.

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  • Brighton Festival debate a great success

    27 May

    Brighton Festival debate a great success

    'Facing Cancer', the BSMS debate at the Brighton Festival, has been heralded as a great success.

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  • Delaying cutting the umbilical cord affects child development

    27 May

    Delaying cutting the umbilical cord affects child development

    Waiting just a few minutes to cut the umbilical cord at birth could make a difference to child development, according to a new study.

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  • Children's views should shape how research is conducted

    22 May

    Children's views should shape how research is conducted

    A new report calls for a change in culture across all areas of children's health research.

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  • Exhibition explores the human ecosystem

    21 May

    Exhibition explores the human ecosystem

    The work of BSMS honorary research fellow Anna Dumitriu will form part of the latest permanent, interactive exhibition at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

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  • New toolkit aims to "cultivate compassion"

    14 May

    New toolkit aims to "cultivate compassion"

    A new online toolkit has been designed with the aim to help sustain morale and compassion within the NHS.

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  • Could brain-training techniques help epilepsy patients control their seizures?

    12 May

    Could brain-training techniques help epilepsy patients control their seizures?

    Groundbreaking BSMS-led research trial being carried out among epilepsy patients who are resistant to drugs is reaping dramatic results.

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  • Do we react differently to natural versus artificial sounds and light?

    12 May

    Do we react differently to natural versus artificial sounds and light?

    What impact do art and the natural environment have on wellbeing and health? Hugo Critchley and Mark Ware are attempting to answer such questions.

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  • Female doctors given lower status positions in picture books

    12 May

    Female doctors given lower status positions in picture books

    Children's books show a gender imbalance in their representation of women doctors, according to a new study.

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Events

  • 20 May

    In conversation: Coma by Zara Slattery

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  • 25 May

    Journey through the NHS - online talk

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  • 26 May

    Student Life – What is it like to be a medical student? – online talk

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