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How does a cancer virus take over a cell when it replicates? - reprogramming the expression of the human genome

Mar

30

 
How does a cancer virus take over a cell when it replicates? - reprogramming the expression of the human genome Viruses infect all life forms and each virus uses a unique approach to hijack its ho...

CHARITY COMEDY NOW JUST £5

Mar

24

 
Dr Phil Hammond Games to Play with your Doctor, raising money for the Pendsey Trust and featuring Kids With Beards, is now just £5 for Sussex Students Please come and support and laugh away ...

Understanding risk factors for dementia across the lifespan

Mar

23

 
It is inevitable that we all show a slight decline in our cognitive abilities with increasing age, but what causes some of us to ‘drop-off’ to a greater degree than others? This question ...

Appearance on BBC1's 'The Big Questions'

Mar

22

 
I was invited to take part in a debate on "Are we too afraid to talk about race?" on BBC1's The Big Questions on 22nd March 2015. Unfortunately, I could not get my contribution in on the second questi...

Dirt attracts ... tourists?

Mar

19

 
A news article we found interesting today - dirt as tourism? How does this sit with you? http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2015/02/26/tourists-or-voyeurs-outsiders-gaze-at-child-labo...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 10

Mar

18

 
Ok, so what I wanna know is where has the time gone? The final exam dates are in, I have a place on the BPTC and the home straight of the GDL is in full swing. It's absolutely terrifying that I have a...

Things that you should have been taught before university

Mar

16

 
1. How to change a lightbulb- after a very testing week at university I was sat in my bedroom and the lightbulb went out, to which I had to call my mum to find out how to get the bulb out of the fitti...

Rachel Riley coming to Campus

Mar

10

 
In the form of signed memrobillia As part of an auction On a night of charity comedy Featuring 2 top quality acts who have sold out in the UK and shined in Edinburgh; Dr Phil Hammond and Kids With...

Things second years do and do not miss about first year

Mar

08

 
1. Rolling out of bed 10 minutes before a lecture/seminar starts and still making it looking moderately acceptable. 2. Being able to go back to your flat inbetween lectures to nap, watch Netflix or c...

​Things to avoid doing in first year

Mar

05

 
Avoid annoying your housemates and other students Stealing food- a big no when you don't know your housemates that well. Watching a housemate having to Sharpie a line of where their milk was at th...

Encouraging Children to Act Out!

Mar

03

 
In addition to aging and dementia, the Rusted Lab is curious about the development of children and how it compares to the aging process later on in life. Molly Berenhaus, a second year PhD student and...

Integrating Muslims

Mar

02

 
In his 19th January letter to 1,000 mosque leaders, the UK communities secretary Eric Pickles asks how belief in Islam can be part of British identity – an acknowledgement by the government that...

Bright Sparks Weekend 2015

Feb

25

 
On February 14th and 15th, the Ageing and Dementia Group took their knowledge and favourite experimental tasks to Hove Park Upper School for the Bright Sparks Weekend. The Bright Sparks weekend includ...

Taking Science To The Public: thank you to the Brighton Science Festival

Feb

25

 
Taking Science To The Public: thank you to the Brighton Science Festival Wow – The Brighton Science Festival does it again! Another fantastic event for families at the Brighton Science Festival...

Next generation of dementia scientists to explore genetic risk of Alzheimer’s

Feb

19

 
A gene that increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to 10 times will be the focus of a new research centre at the University of Sussex launched today (Thursday 5 February). Funded by Al...

Crop yields higher than ever without neonics

Feb

16

 
In the run up to the vote on a EU-wide moratorium on use of neonicotinoids on flowering crops, which came about because of a growing body of scientific evidence that they were doing significant harm t...

The Ageing and Dementia Group take Eyes, Genes and Brains to Brighton Science Festival

Feb

13

 
This weekend a group of academics from the Ageing and Dementia Group, School of Psychology at Sussex University will be getting involved at the Bright Sparks weekend as part of Brighton’s Sci...

A guide to the Internet for students

Feb

12

 
Netflix As a student, Netflix is 'bae'. It's the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning and the last thing you think about at night (slight exaggeration/true analysis of my obses...

Taking Science to the public - last minute planning

Feb

12

 
Preparing public engagement for the Brighton Science Festival Bright Sparks event T minus 2 days. Time to check that everything is in place. Last minute list: 1. Purchase of strawberries for the ...

Letter to the Independent re Eric Pickles letter and MCB's initiative

Feb

03

 
Mine is the third letter: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/letters-now-for-the-next-round-of-islamist-revenge-10019774.html?origin=internalSearch Published in The Independent on 3rd Fe...