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Medway Supporting British Council Funded ‘Science in Schools’

Medway PhD students travel to Lyon to deliver hands-on scientific workshops to secondary school students. Medway PhD students Filip Kunc and Colin Moore travelled to Lyon from 7 – 11 December to deliver hands-on scientific workshops to secondary school students … Continue reading

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Acute Kidney Injury: Clinical Training Session and Research Seminar

Thursday 21st April 2016, University of Kent’s MEDWAY campus The Kent Academic Primary Care Unit is pleased to be hosting a clinical training session and research seminar on the subject of acute kidney injury (AKI) at our Medway campus on … Continue reading

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BBC film – history of people with learning disabilities

The BBC have recently commissioned and just finished filming with Dr Janet Carr, Honorary Senior Researcher, at the Tizard Centre.  Dr Carr has assisted in the making of a film about the history of people with learning disabilities at Normansfield … Continue reading

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“Looking into abuse: research by people with learning disabilities”

On 24 February 2016 Prof Ruth Northway accompanied by her colleagues, Victoria Jones and Lynne Evans gave a very interesting talk at the Tizard research evening seminar.  Prof Northway focused on the how the research was carried out (participatory approach) … Continue reading

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“Sleep problems in children and adults with intellectual disabilities”

The first of our taster sessions is being held on 21 April 2016, 0930-1300 hrs in the Woodlands Annex, Tizard Centre, UoK.  Dr Paraskevi Triantafyllopoulou will be looking at sleep problems in children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  Sleep deprivation … Continue reading

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Genetics expert welcomes ruling on gene editing

Darren Griffin, Professor of Genetics at the University, has welcomed the go-ahead from the fertility regulator for UK scientists to genetically modify human embryos. Commenting on the decision by the regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), Professor Griffin … Continue reading

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First step in design of new anti-cancer drugs

New research has identified a first step in the design of a new generation of anti-cancer drugs that include an agent to inhibit resistance to their effectiveness. The research, by an international team co-led by the University’s Professor Martin Michaelis … Continue reading

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When partners demand perfection, sex suffers

Women who perceive that their sexual partner is imposing perfectionist standards on them may suffer sexual dysfunction as a result, psychologists at the University have found. In the first in-depth study of how different types of sexual perfectionism affect women … Continue reading

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Research shows potential for emergence of new Ebolavirus

New research has highlighted the potential for the emergence of a new form of Ebolavirus that causes disease in humans. A team from the University’s School of Biosciences examined the differences between Ebolaviruses that cause severe disease in humans and the … Continue reading

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New Approach to Autism

In a Kent research project entitled Imagining Autism, children with autism engaged in a series of interactive sensory environments such as ‘outer space’, ‘under the sea’ and ‘the arctic’. Each environment was designed for them to encounter a range of stimuli and respond … Continue reading

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