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Breakthrough finding brings cure for flesh-eating skin disease one step closer

Scientists from the University of Surrey have made an important breakthrough in the fight against the flesh-eating tropical skin disease Buruli ulcer, by their discovery that the bacteria causes a blood clot in patients' skin, similar to those that cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT).  The new findings mean that, like DVT, the clots may respond to anticoagulant medicines, heal more quickly and with fewer side effects than with antibiotics alone.

Taking the moral high ground drives motivation to intervene in public situations finds new study

In a new study, published today in the Journal of Politeness Research, academics from the University of Surrey and the University of Huddersfield have found that people are more likely to intervene in public conflicts, when they consider they are taking the moral high ground.

Ruby Wax appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey

The School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey has today appointed Ruby Wax as a Visiting Professor in Mental Health Nursing.

Racehorses at risk from misuse of cobalt, new study finds

In a new study published today in The Veterinary Journal, scientists from the University of Surrey warn about the numerous risks posed to racehorses from the misuse of cobalt chloride, a banned performance-enhancing agent that has been used illegally by trainers in Australia and USA.

Surrey Deputy Vice-Chancellor awarded OBE

Royal honour recognises Professor Gill Nicholls' contribution to Higher Education.

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