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December 2018

  • BMJ investigation into role of infant formula industry in influencing diagnosis of cows' milk protein allergy

    7 December

    BMJ investigation into role of infant formula industry in influencing diagnosis of cows' milk protein allergy

    Scientists investigate increases in the diagnosis of cows' milk protein allergy.

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November 2018

  • 'Rubber hand illusion' offers clue to Tourette syndrome

    13 November

    'Rubber hand illusion' offers clue to Tourette syndrome

    Scientists at BSMS have used an eerie illusion of having an extra hand to understand Tourette syndrome.

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  • Brains of people with Tourette syndrome react differently to emotional faces

    5 November

    Brains of people with Tourette syndrome react differently to emotional faces

    The symptoms experienced by people with Tourette syndrome often get worse in social situations, new research at BSMS finds

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October 2018

  • An end to arachnophobia 'just a heartbeat away'

    30 October

    An end to arachnophobia 'just a heartbeat away'

    Researchers have discovered that exposing people with phobias to their fear at the exact time their heart beats, led to the phobia reducing in severity

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  • GP waiting rooms should provide better health education materials

    23 October

    GP waiting rooms should provide better health education materials

    Effectiveness of health education materials in general practice waiting rooms

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  • Elizabeth Hurley takes part in new research for breast cancer awareness month

    9 October

    Elizabeth Hurley takes part in new research for breast cancer awareness month

    Elizabeth Hurley visited BSMS as she explored the benefits of yoga, exercise and mindfulness on patients being treated for breast cancer

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September 2018

  • Online information by cosmetic surgeries provides incomplete information on the complications of breast augmentation

    28 September

    Online information by cosmetic surgeries provides incomplete information on the complications of breast augmentation

    Research at BSMS has found that websites by cosmetic surgery providers offer incomplete information to prospective patients

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  • First international conference for little known disabling NTD 'which could be prevented by shoes'

    26 September

    First international conference for little known disabling NTD 'which could be prevented by shoes'

    The First International Podoconiosis Conference calls on health leaders to unite in tackling the little known but devastating condition

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  • Neuroscientist named as global rising star by top academic publisher

    21 September

    Neuroscientist named as global rising star by top academic publisher

    A BSMS neuroscientist has been named as an emerging leader in her field by the world's leading multidisciplinary science journal

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  • BSMS researcher awarded grant to investigate undetectable 'brain fog' disorder

    20 September

    BSMS researcher awarded grant to investigate undetectable 'brain fog' disorder

    Dr Jessica Eccles is awarded a grant to develop her research on postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS)

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  • Smiling doesn't necessarily mean you're happy

    7 September

    Smiling doesn't necessarily mean you're happy

    Smiling does not necessarily indicate that we are happy, according to new research at BSMS

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August 2018

  • Brighton and Sussex Medical School academics win Teaching Excellence Awards

    30 August

    Brighton and Sussex Medical School academics win Teaching Excellence Awards

    BSMS have been recognised in the 2018 UK Teaching Excellence Awards

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  • Simple test could identify bladder cancer patients who won't respond to immunotherapy

    20 August

    Simple test could identify bladder cancer patients who won't respond to immunotherapy

    Patients who are unlikely to benefit from a commonly used immunotherapy for bladder cancer could be identified by a simple blood test, new research shows

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  • Link between common 'harmless' virus and cardiovascular damage

    13 August

    Link between common 'harmless' virus and cardiovascular damage

    Researchers from BSMS have found an unexpectedly close link between a herpes virus and the occurrence of immune cells damaging cardiovascular tissue

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July 2018

  • BSMS ranked third best undergraduate medical school for student satisfaction

    27 July

    BSMS ranked third best undergraduate medical school for student satisfaction

    Students put BSMS in third position in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) for medical schools

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  • Registration awarded to Clinical Trials Unit

    18 July

    Registration awarded to Clinical Trials Unit

    The Brighton and Sussex Clinical Trials Unit is awarded provisional registration from the UK Clinical Research Collaboration Registered CTUs Network

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  • Can doctors identify older patients at risk of medication harm following hospital discharge?

    3 July

    Can doctors identify older patients at risk of medication harm following hospital discharge?

    A new study led by researchers at BSMS has examined whether doctors can predict which older patients will experience medication-related harm requiring care following hospital discharge

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June 2018

  • Care home residents with scabies going undiagnosed due to different symptoms

    29 June

    Care home residents with scabies going undiagnosed due to different symptoms

    Elderly residents in care homes are missing out on being diagnosed with scabies as their symptoms differ from what doctors and nurses expect in younger people

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  • Medical school top UK institution in Young University Rankings

    7 June

    Medical school top UK institution in Young University Rankings

    BSMS ranked 47th in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, making it the top placed UK institution in the rankings

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  • Online information on vaccines and autism not always reliable, study shows

    5 June

    Online information on vaccines and autism not always reliable, study shows

    Research at BSMS has found that information that is available online can provide unreliable information based on old, 'weak' scientific studies

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  • Brighton study team wins national research award

    1 June

    Brighton study team wins national research award

    Team of researchers awarded The Lancet research award at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2018

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  • Gene test could predict long-term risk of disease for individuals with eczema and asthma

    1 June

    Gene test could predict long-term risk of disease for individuals with eczema and asthma

    A simple gene test could help predict the long-term risk of more severe disease and long-term healthcare costs for individuals with eczema and asthma

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May 2018

  • One in three older adults experience harm from medicines

    22 May

    One in three older adults experience harm from medicines

    Up to 37% of older patients experience medication-related harm following hospital discharge, a new study shows

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  • BSMS student wins student of the year award

    21 May

    BSMS student wins student of the year award

    Jack Whiting, intercalating Medical Education student at BSMS, has won the Student of the Year Award at the 2018 NEON awards

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  • HIV self-testing machine wins BMJ award

    17 May

    HIV self-testing machine wins BMJ award

    Colleagues from BSMS and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust were awarded the Innovation Award at the BMJ Awards on 10 May

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  • Governments urged to adopt low-cost and effective approach to neglected tropical disease

    14 May

    Governments urged to adopt low-cost and effective approach to neglected tropical disease

    Researchers at BSMS ask governments in the developing world to adopt a low-cost, community-based approach to prevent acute attacks that occur in patients with a devastating NTDs

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  • BSMS achieves Athena SWAN Silver Award

    8 May

    BSMS achieves Athena SWAN Silver Award

    BSMS has been recognised for its commitment to gender equality by achieving the Silver Award as part of the Athena SWAN Charter

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April 2018

  • Listening to your heartbeat can help with your feelings

    27 April

    Listening to your heartbeat can help with your feelings

    Work led by researchers at BSMS is investigating how the detection of internal bodily sensations, such as heartbeats, can shape intuitive decision making

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March 2018

  • Dental care in early dementia could be key

    26 March

    Dental care in early dementia could be key

    Dental problems among patients with dementia could be reduced by providing preventive dental care around the time of diagnosis, according to new research

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  • What makes people tic?

    23 March

    What makes people tic?

    Tourette syndrome affects a far larger area of the brain than previously thought, a new study at BSMS shows

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  • Increased places to open up medical career options to those from disadvantaged backgrounds

    19 March

    Increased places to open up medical career options to those from disadvantaged backgrounds

    The announcement of additional places to prospective students will open up medical career options to those from disadvantaged backgrounds

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February 2018

  • Why scientists need philosophy

    28 February

    Why scientists need philosophy

    A recent paper from BSMS shows that studying the philosophy of signs is beneficial for laboratory-based research

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  • Palliative care and assisted dying are not mutually exclusive, says ethics professor

    8 February

    Palliative care and assisted dying are not mutually exclusive, says ethics professor

    Ethics Professor says that palliative care and assisted dying are not incompatible

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January 2018

  • GPs urged to encourage LGBT patients to come out

    30 January

    GPs urged to encourage LGBT patients to come out

    Disclosing sexual orientation could lead to improved healthcare, new research finds

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  • Brain training cuts epileptic seizures

    22 January

    Brain training cuts epileptic seizures

    Groundbreaking research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School has led to significant reductions in seizures in epilepsy patients

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  • Risk of podoconiosis mapped in Cameroon

    16 January

    Risk of podoconiosis mapped in Cameroon

    Researchers at BSMS have assessed the prevalence of podoconiosis in Cameroon

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  • Eye Surgeon Receives OBE in New Year Honours

    10 January

    Eye Surgeon Receives OBE in New Year Honours

    Prof Christopher Liu has received an OBE for his Services to Ophthalmology

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  • BSMS Alumni gives birth to the first baby of 2018

    2 January

    BSMS Alumni gives birth to the first baby of 2018

    BSMS alumni, Samantha Stark, gives birth to Sussex's first baby of 2018!

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