Biosciences at Brighton

The official blog for the school of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Science at the University of Brighton

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Laura Ruby

BBC Springwatch on garden animals

University of Brighton mammalian biologist is calling on the public for ‘animal stories from the garden’ for research and a special feature for BBC Two’s forthcoming Springwatch series. Dr Dawn Scott and her team are studying interactions between foxes, hedgehogs,… Continue Reading →

Early diagnosis of debilitating diseases

Researchers from the university have begun work on a three-year projectto develop a tool for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Source: Early diagnosis of debilitating eases

Can watercress farming directly impact fish communities in chalk streams? | The Wild Trout Trust

Jon Grey shares his research Source: Can watercress farming directly impact fish communities in chalk streams? | The Wild Trout Trust  

Knowing how mosquitoes hear can help combat the spread of diseases

University research on mosquitoes’ hearing could lead to new ways of controlling the spread of diseases transmitted by this dangerous threat to humans. Source: Knowing how mosquitoes hear can help combat the spread of diseases

Is there a natural limit to how long humans can live?

New data suggests humans may not get older than 125 years. But should we take it seriously? Every time a limit to lifespan has been proposed in the past it has been surpassed. Source: Is there a natural limit to… Continue Reading →

“Making Sense of Your Science” career workshop – Sunday 3 July

SEB MAIN MEETING 2016, BRIGHTON CONFERENCE CENTRE SUNDAY 3RD JULY, 10.30 – 15.30 MAKING SENSE OF YOUR SCIENCE £27 including lunch Making “Sense of Your Science” is a Career Workshop being held at the Brighton Conference Centre during the Society… Continue Reading →

New research will benefit patients

Scientists at the University of Brighton are playing an integral role in developing a new early warning system that tells patients and carers when urinary catheters are infected and at risk of blocking. Urinary catheters are the most commonly used… Continue Reading →

South Africa field trip 2016 – days 11 and 12

The last two days were dedicated to personal projects where students collected data to answer their own research question. This year studies ranged from the effects of burning on plant biodiversity to behavioural observations of Rhino. This is another great… Continue Reading →

South Africa field trip 2016 – Day 9

After 9 days of intensive field work, students were rewarded with a game drive in Pilanesberg National Park. Year on year the objectives are to spot most of the BIG FIVE. This year was a good one with elephant, lion… Continue Reading →

South Africa field trip 2016

This year 24 second year students flew to South Africa with Dr Anja Rott, Dr Rachel White and Dr Neil Crooks to take part in the Biology Field trip.  All students shared a common interest for wildlife conservation and the… Continue Reading →

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