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June 2018

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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