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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...

31 Jul 2017

Researchers based at the University’s Medical Research Council Centre for Inflammation Research have found that bacteria living in the nose and throat could be key to warding off childhood infections.

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25 Jul 2017

Experts are to tackle one of the biggest health challenges facing society - the ability of common infections to resist drug treatment - in a new facility being created at the University's King's Buildings campus.

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20 Jul 2017

Two large research consortia at the University of Edinburgh have been awarded £13.5M to set up Global Health Research Units over the next four years.

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12 Jul 2017

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have carried out largest study to date of the prevalence and spread of Bovine tuberculosis in Cameroon, West Africa.

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11 Jul 2017

The Director of the Moredun Research Institute at Easter Bush, Prof Julie Fitzpatrick, has received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Edinburgh Napier University.

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10 Jul 2017

Vaccines to combat a virus that can lead to fatal lung infections are urgently needed to help prevent child deaths worldwide, according to research by the University’s Usher Institute.

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27 Jun 2017

Very many congratulations to Sarah Reece, member of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases in the School of Biological Sciences on her recent award of the Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society of London.

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19 Jun 2017

The sixth Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium was held on Thursday 1 June at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls. 

Professor Ross Fitzgerald Director of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases welcomed everyone to our...

7 Jun 2017

The benefits of protective bacteria – which safeguard organisms from further disease without causing harm – depend on how subsequent infections enter the body, a study of fruit flies has shown.

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5 Jun 2017

Many congratulations to the seven members of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases recently appointed to Personal Chairs at the University of Edinburgh.

The Central Academic Promotions Committee met in May and approved the award of the...

23 May 2017

Oyster farmers are set to benefit from a new genetic tool that will help to prevent disease outbreaks and improve yields.

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