Biosciences at Brighton

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Boosting the fight against cancer

The university has been awarded £148,600 to find new ways to deliver anti-cancer properties from the spice turmeric to prevent or treat the disease. Scientists will be working with collaborators in Vietnam where the climate and soil on higher ground is suitable to cultivate Curcuma longa from which turmeric, used in cooking in India and south…

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Lord Robert Winston is coming to UoB – 03.06.16

Lord Robert Winston, known for his pioneering research in the biological field, is coming to the University’s Hastings campus on June 3 to give a talk to science students and staff! The talk will take place in the Havelock lecture theatre at 4pm so please arrive at 3.45pm. Register here So who is Lord Winston?? He…

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A* Scientist outreach work

On 16 March the ‘A* Scientist’ outreach team completed another successful hands-on science morning with Year 4 children (8-9 year-olds), and a tailor-made talented and gifted afternoon with Year 3 children (7-8 year-olds), at Bramber Primary School in Worthing. The A* Scientist team is made up of experienced and talented members of PaBS including Dr Angela Sheerin, Dr Anna…

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The ‘smart’ dressing that could save lives

A ‘smart’ medical dressing that glows when it detects bacterial infection is a step closer to saving lives of burns victims. Around 5,000 children and 13,000 adults a year in England and Wales are treated in hospital with serious burns. Infection is a common and serious complication for these patients, but at present it is…

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Urban badger research used on BBC’s Autumnwatch

Our research on badgers in the city is featured on BBC’s Autumnwatch. Ecologists working on the project include Dr Dawn Scott, Assistant Head of the university’s School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences;  Bryony Tolhurst, Senior Lecturer, and Masters’ student Heidi Karlsson. Dr Scott said: “The research we are conducting is looking at how badgers use…

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My Brighton experience

Nadin Fahallah tells us about her experience of being a Biological Sciences BSc(Hons) student here. I visited the university on an open day and fell in love with the campus – it was nice, welcoming and not as big and intimidating as the other universities I had visited. I also found the laboratory facilities very…

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Brighton scientists fighting to save the Rhino

A team of University of Brighton ecologists is leading new research to fight the decline in rhinos in South Africa. Rhino horn is worth more than gold on the black market and with an average of three rhinos being killed by poachers every day, experts fear the species will be wiped out in 10 to…

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