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Clinical and experimental medicine

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Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Our research in clinical and experimental medicine comprises biomedical ethics, our Clinical Trials Unit, oncology, paediatrics and rheumatology. Much of our research in these areas is recognised both nationally and internationally.
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Biomedical ethics

Medical ethics and humanities research within BSMS focuses on a number of key areas that complement and enhance the research activity within the school, enrich the undergraduate curriculum and provide the basis for a range of outward-looking activities. 

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Brighton and Sussex CTU

The Brighton and Sussex Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) provides support and expertise for clinical researchers in the south east and beyond.

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Brighton and Sussex Pain Network

The main aim of the Brighton and Sussex Pain Network is to bring together basic scientists and clinicians within the south who have an interest in fighting pain. This includes doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, allied health professionals and laboratory scientists.


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NIHR Clinical Research Network

The NIHR Clinical Research Network is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. The network supports researchers and the life sciences industry in developing, setting up and delivering high-quality research to time and target in the NHS in England.  

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Oncology is one of the key research areas at BSMS, recognising the enormous health burden attributable to this disease in the south east of England and throughout the UK. 

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Our internationally recognised research into childhood asthma has brought significant progress within a short space of time from the exploration of new mechanisms in children's asthma to benefit for patients.  

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Infection and immunology


Our research in rheumatology aims to improve our understanding of arthritis and autoimmune disease, leading to improved treatments and ultimately better health outcomes for patients.  

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Sussex RNA Biology Research Group

The RNA Biology Group is a network of seven laboratories based in BSMS as well as Life Sciences, University of Sussex.  

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