Latest news

17 Jan 2018

The Moredun Research Institute has successfully obtained new research funding from the Horse Trust to complete the development of a blood based test for the detection of cyathostomins (small redworms) in horses.

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15 Jan 2018

Volunteers are being invited to take part in a flu study to understand why some people are more susceptible to the virus than others.

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21 Dec 2017

Wishing everyone a joyous, peaceful and restorative break over the festive season from all at Edinburgh Infectious Diseases!

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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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