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Mother and baby rhino at Mankwe

Poaching strikes at the heart of a private game reserve in South Africa

A cruel poaching attack led to the deaths of two white rhinos and injury to a third white rhino at a private game reserve in  South Africa last month. Poachers killed an adult female and her five-month-old calf. Although the mother had been dehorned the poachers still wanted the remaining small stub of horn, thanks…

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headshot of Dr Valeria Perugini

Fellowship award for Brighton researcher on disc-related back pain

Dr Valeria Perugini is the latest recipient of the Shepperd Fellowship, created to fund research at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Devices. The Shepperd Fellowship is a generous philanthropic donation made by consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr John Shepperd to support work at one of several pioneering specialist Centres at the university. A key aim…

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Mycobacterial cording as a biofilm in detergent-free liquid media

New research article published on antimicrobial tolerance

Dr Ian Cooper has published a new article in collaboration with staff at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). The article, “Three-dimensional low shear culture of Mycobacterium bovis BCG induces biofilm formation and antimicrobial drug tolerance”, published in nature.com presents new research on antimicrobial tolerance in association with biofilm formation by Mycobacterium bovis, in…

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