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5 Tips from a Thesis Writing Boot Camp

Right before the holiday season, I decided to attend the Sussex University Doctoral School’s Thesis Boot Camp and was pleasantly surprised by how much I accomplished and learned. One limitation was that the writing workshops mostly catered to the humanities

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Dementia in the clinic

One of my PhD colleagues, Rebecca Atkinson, wrote recently that each student at Sussex funded by the Alzheimer’s Society charity is afforded the opportunity to complete placements in a local Memory Assessment Services (MAS) clinic. I was paired with Consultant

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APOE Symposium

On May 10th, Sussex Doctoral School hosted a symposium recognising the role of Apolipoprotein (APOE) in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Carrying an APOE e4 gene is established to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older adulthood, as well as

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Advances in Hepatitis C research: associated neurocognitive symptoms

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major health burden in England (Public Health England, 2015). HCV treatment is a significant component in control of the disease but the neuropsychiatric side effects of the treatment have been associated with treatment interruption.

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Bake-Off Win at the Life Science Impact Day

Professor Louise Serpell, co-Director of the Alzheimers Society DTC and the Dementia Reseearch Group won second prize at the Life Sciences Impact Day Bake-off with this wonderful Neuron Cake! Her kids ate most of the mitochondria…

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Undergrads sign up for Summer research experience

We are really pleased that this year, three Psychology undergraduates have secured special bursaries to fund summer placements in the Rusted Lab. Lisa Robogo was awarded a Junior Research Associate Bursary from the University of Sussex to work with our

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International collaboration- members of the Rusted Lab group make friends with Sao Paulo

Two members of the Rusted lab group, Simon Evans and Claire Lancaster, visited Brazil for a week this April. Sounds like a holiday, but this trip was part of a specially formed scheme to encourage international research collaborations, funded by

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Understanding risk factors for dementia across the lifespan

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 is a key focus of the Rusted

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Encouraging Children to Act Out!

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 devoted member of the

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Next Generation of Dementia Scientists to Explore Genetic Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

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 Alzheimer’s Society and matched funding,

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