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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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Professor Matteo Santin

Brighton biomaterials pioneer receives prestigious international science fellowship

University of Brighton’s Matteo Santin has been inducted as a Fellow of the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Sciences and Engineering. Santin – Professor of Tissue Regeneration in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences – recently gave a speech at the World Biomaterials Congress which highlighted the sometimes overlooked contribution biomaterials can make in the fight…

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What our new accreditation means for you

The Biosciences teaching team is delighted to announce that our BSc and BSc with Integrated foundation year degrees for Ecology and Conservation, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Science are now accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB). All graduating students will graduate with an accredited degree and this includes our current final year students. As…

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Professor Richard Faragher

Brighton professor brings expertise to new government report on ageing research

Professor Richard Faragher from Brighton’s Centre for Stress and Age-Related Disease (STRAND) has provided key input to a new report on science and ageing. Published by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, the report – entitled Ageing: Science, Technology and Healthy Living – highlights recent discoveries about how we age and why, adding an urgent…

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Bhavik Patel in the lab

Brighton duo to develop new treatment for a major health problem of old age

Professor Bhavik Patel has received a £530,503 grant for research to boost detection and treatment of the widespread problem of age-related bowel dysfunction. This significant grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will see Professor Patel team up with colleague Dr Mark Yeoman – Director of the university’s unique Centre for Stress and Age-related Disease – for a…

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Science taster online event – Wednesday 2 December 15:00 – 16:30

Come and join us at this online event, where you’ll have the opportunity to chat to current students and academics about our undergraduate degree courses in all areas of the sciences. Book your place now We’ll have live taster lectures for you to get an idea of what studying these subjects is really like at…

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Studying from home as a biomed student

Being a biomedical science student is both challenging and exciting as you learn many different topics over the course of a year. In this blog I will illustrate a typical day in the life of a biomedical science student. I usually begin by getting up and having an hour to do random tasks such as…

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Dr Sarah Pitt

One dose of a Covid-19 vaccine may not solve the problem

University of Brighton virologist Dr Sarah Pitt believes more than one dose of a potential Covid-19 vaccine, or boosters, are likely to be needed to help wipe out coronavirus. Nine potential vaccines are currently at the final phase 3 trial stage, which involve thousands of people around the globe. While these are at an advanced…

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Brighton joins team to remove harmful hormone-changing pollutants from the environment

The University of Brighton will be part of a project which aims to rid the environment of hormone changing pollutants which can lead to extreme health conditions in humans. EU Interreg Channel’s Project RedPol is part of a €1.96m operation which involves researchers from six partners made up of four universities (Brighton, Portsmouth, Caen and…

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Dr Bhavik Patel

Think of Clearing as a ‘gateway of opportunity’

Ahead of A Level results day, the University of Brighton’s Professor Bhavik Patel – a former clearing student himself – says the process offers a chance to self-evaluate and choose a different direction. Students in England will find out their A Level results this Thursday (13 August), and although clearing is often looked at as…

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