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September 2020

  • BSMS virtual work experience programme added to Barclays LifeSkills

    17 September

    BSMS virtual work experience programme added to Barclays LifeSkills

    The BSMS Virtual Work Experience (VWEX) programme has been added to the Barclays LifeSkills website as a resource for young people considering medicine.

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  • New study analyses how GPs' views of a patient data sharing scheme might have influenced its downfall

    17 September

    New study analyses how GPs' views of a patient data sharing scheme might have influenced its downfall

    A new study led by researchers at BSMS analyses how GPs' views of a patient data sharing scheme, care.data, might have influenced its downfall

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  • Male circumcision campaigns in Africa to fight HIV 'neocolonialist' and not based on robust science

    10 September

    Male circumcision campaigns in Africa to fight HIV 'neocolonialist' and not based on robust science

    Campaigns to circumcise millions of African boys and men to reduce HIV transmission are based more on systemic racism than sound scientific research

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  • First trial of personalised care for children with asthma suggests benefits of prescribing according to genetic differences

    8 September

    First trial of personalised care for children with asthma suggests benefits of prescribing according to genetic differences

    Selecting treatments according to genetic differences could help children and teenagers with asthma, according to research presented by BSMS

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August 2020

  • 7 things to do before the UCAS deadline

    27 August

    7 things to do before the UCAS deadline

    Matt Cowdock, BSMS Student Recruitment Coordinator, reveals 7 top things to do ahead of the UCAS application deadline on 15 October.

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  • Independent search engines may respect your privacy but give more visibility to misinformation

    12 August

    Independent search engines may respect your privacy but give more visibility to misinformation

    Independent search engines may respect your privacy but give more visibility to misinformation, a new study at BSMS finds

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July 2020

  • Virtual work experience programme shortlisted for Award

    29 July

    Virtual work experience programme shortlisted for Award

    The BSMS Virtual Work Experience (VWEX) programme has been shortlisted as a finalist for the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020.

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  • Lithium in drinking water linked with lower suicide rates

    27 July

    Lithium in drinking water linked with lower suicide rates

    Naturally occurring lithium in public drinking water may have an anti-suicidal effect, according to a new study by BSMS and King's College London

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  • Students put BSMS fourth in the 2020 NSS for medical schools

    15 July

    Students put BSMS fourth in the 2020 NSS for medical schools

    Students have put Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) in fourth position in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS) for medical schools

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  • Pre/probiotics may be useful for depression and anxiety

    9 July

    Pre/probiotics may be useful for depression and anxiety

    Pre/probiotic therapy may be useful for patients with depression and/or anxiety disorders, according to a review

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  • Study provides support for potential new treatment for Motor Neuron Disease

    7 July

    Study provides support for potential new treatment for Motor Neuron Disease

    Treatment with a molecule known as interleukin-2 (IL-2) may help reduce the inflammatory response in Motor Neuron Disease (MND), according to a new study.

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June 2020

  • Simple blood test could one day diagnose motor neurone disease

    18 June

    Simple blood test could one day diagnose motor neurone disease

    Scientists identify a potential pattern within blood which signals the presence of motor neuron disease; a discovery which could improve diagnosis.

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  • Loud and clear: clear facemasks and visors needed for deaf and hearing impaired people

    17 June

    Loud and clear: clear facemasks and visors needed for deaf and hearing impaired people

    BSMS Reader calls for all schools and universities to be aware of the need for clear face masks or PPE for staff and students who are hard of hearing.

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  • SHOUTING and spelling mistakes make online health information appear less trustworthy

    10 June

    SHOUTING and spelling mistakes make online health information appear less trustworthy

    Shouting and spelling mistakes add together to make online health information appear doubly less trustworthy, a new study at BSMS finds

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  • A statement on racism from Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)

    5 June

    A statement on racism from Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)

    A statement on racism from Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)

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May 2020

  • BSMS projects given funding with JCRO support

    28 May

    BSMS projects given funding with JCRO support

    The Joint Clinical Research Office (JCRO) has been supporting applications by its partner organisations, which includes BSMS, in response to COVID-19.

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  • Patient notes could offer solution to the 'missing' Coronavirus diagnoses

    26 May

    Patient notes could offer solution to the 'missing' Coronavirus diagnoses

    GP's notes currently unavailable to medical researchers could provide clues to help manage major health crises – like COVID-19.

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  • High rate of blood clots in COVID-19

    19 May

    High rate of blood clots in COVID-19

    A study by BSMS has supported the use of blood thinners to treat some COVID-19 patients.

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  • Memojis help frightened children facing nurses in PPE

    7 May

    Memojis help frightened children facing nurses in PPE

    A series of stickers has been developed to help staff wearing personal protective equipment to communicate with children while wearing masks and visors.

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  • More education needed on nutrition for medical students, study finds

    6 May

    More education needed on nutrition for medical students, study finds

    There is a need for more nutrition within medical education, according to a study led by researchers at BSMS and the University of Brighton.

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  • Future doctors get free digital learning resource from medical school during COVID-19 crisis

    4 May

    Future doctors get free digital learning resource from medical school during COVID-19 crisis

    Medical students throughout the UK are getting a boost to their studies thanks to a digital learning programme developed by BSMS.

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April 2020

  • Gene defects linked to eczema, wheeze and nasal disease among babies

    27 April

    Gene defects linked to eczema, wheeze and nasal disease among babies

    Research shows 'personalised' medicine approach could dramatically improve patients' lives

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  • A decade of consciousness science at Sussex

    24 April

    A decade of consciousness science at Sussex

    Ten years on from its founding, the Sackler Centre looks back on a successful first decade and forward to even greater discoveries in the future.

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  • Worldwide demand for virtual work experience scheme

    16 April

    Worldwide demand for virtual work experience scheme

    More than 2,000 people have signed up for a new virtual work experience scheme developed by BSMS since the programme launched at the end of January.

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  • BSMS supports authorities during coronavirus crisis

    15 April

    BSMS supports authorities during coronavirus crisis

    The University of Sussex and BSMS have acted quickly to respond to requests from health and government authorities to assist during the coronavirus crisis.

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  • BSMS students qualify early to aid coronavirus effort

    8 April

    BSMS students qualify early to aid coronavirus effort

    Fifth year medical students at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) have already taken their final assessments and will soon join the workforce.

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  • Dr Chi Eziefula answers Coronavirus questions in podcast

    6 April

    Dr Chi Eziefula answers Coronavirus questions in podcast

    Dr Chi Eziefula, Senior Lecturer in Infection at BSMS, answers Coronavirus questions in University of Brighton podcast

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  • BSMS students set up childcare support for frontline staff

    3 April

    BSMS students set up childcare support for frontline staff

    A team of BSMS students have set up a group for NHS key workers and healthcare students to communicate and arrange childcare as rotas step up

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March 2020

  • Medical School answers hospital and doctor's call for help

    31 March

    Medical School answers hospital and doctor's call for help

    BSMS has answered a call for help from the NHS to provide essential personal protective equipment for frontline workers responding to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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February 2020

  • BSMS gains surgical training centre status

    12 February

    BSMS gains surgical training centre status

    BSMS announces new partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) to deliver surgical training in Brighton.

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January 2020

  • £3.5m foundation launched in Brighton to fight tropical diseases

    30 January

    £3.5m foundation launched in Brighton to fight tropical diseases

    A new foundation to end the neglect of three tropical disease has been launched at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).

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  • Graduate doctors "lacking confidence" in caring for the dying

    22 January

    Graduate doctors "lacking confidence" in caring for the dying

    Lack of exposure to dying patients is resulting in low confidence among graduate doctors when caring for patients, research shows

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