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8 Dec 2017

A £3.8 million funding boost will advance the development of next generation medical devices that monitor disease deep inside the lungs.

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30 Nov 2017

With the impending efforts to rapidly rebuild Zimbabwe through economic, technological and social transformation, a revitalised and strategic research and innovation thrust is required.

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30 Nov 2017

The University has honoured six staff members with Chancellor’s Awards for their teaching and research excellence and impact.

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16 Nov 2017

Scientists have made a fundamental discovery about how our body’s immune system clears harmful infections.

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27 Oct 2017

Worms could prevent asthma and offer the hope of a cure to the 5.4 million people in the UK with the condition, according to a breakthrough study funded by Asthma UK.

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25 Oct 2017

Millions of people could benefit from a new study that is seeking novel solutions to the problems of infectious diseases and emerging epidemics in Africa.

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24 Oct 2017

A new $1 billion campus near Shanghai, which involves the University of Edinburgh, was officially opened on Saturday 21 October as part of an innovative UK-China education partnership.

The purpose-built International Campus at Haining,...

17 Oct 2017

A roadmap to combat Zoonotic Tuberculosis was launched in October 2017 at the Union World Conference on Lung Health in Mexico.

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10 Oct 2017

Fresh insight into how a harmful parasite harnesses the energy it needs to function could point towards therapies to prevent potentially fatal diseases.

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2 Oct 2017

Fresh insights into how cystic fibrosis affects immune cells could pave the way for new treatments for the condition.

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1 Oct 2017

Edinburgh researchers have contributed to a Zimbabwean initiative to tackle the threat of growing resistance to antibiotics.

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21 Sep 2017

The Medical Research Foundation (MRF), the charitable foundation of the Medical Research Council, has invested £2.85M in delivering the UK’s first nationwide PhD training programme to focus on the global threat of antimicrobial resistance.

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12 Sep 2017

Scientists are beginning a £2 million project to better understand a livestock disease that causes widespread economic hardship in sub-Saharan Africa.

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4 Sep 2017

A new study is the first to show that Trypanosome parasites, which cause sleeping sickness, communicate across species in ways that could affect disease spread and severity.

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21 Aug 2017

Edinburgh veterinary experts are delivering a £5.5 million initiative to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in sub-Saharan Africa.

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21 Aug 2017

Fresh insight into how the immune system keeps itself in check could lead to new ways of fighting chronic lung disease, according to research by the University’s MRC Centre for Inflammation Research.

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17 Aug 2017

Air pollution could make you more vulnerable to infection, scientists at Edinburgh Napier University have revealed.

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7 Aug 2017

A study by Edinburgh psychologists suggests that current strategies for correcting misinformation about the dangers of vaccinations have the opposite effect and reinforce ill-founded beliefs.

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2 Aug 2017

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh (Dr. Barry McColl, Dr. Laura McCulloch and colleagues -  Roslin Institute) have been awarded a £1.3M grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to study the immunological mechanisms related to B cell...

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