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20 Apr 2017

Having a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the brain, new research from the Roslin Institute has found.

The findings help explain why patients have a greater risk of catching life-threatening infections, such as pneumonia,...

4 Apr 2017

Innovations that improve the health of farmed animals and raise agricultural productivity will be brought to market with the support of a £10 million investment.

The investment in the new company Roslin Technologies will develop business...

30 Mar 2017

Edinburgh researchers are helping to develop a new imaging tool that rapidly diagnoses bacterial lung infections could help prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics in intensive care units.

Further development of the technology has received £...

29 Mar 2017

Businesses, charities, communities and policy-makers will benefit from easier access to environmental and agricultural research carried out in Scotland, thanks to a collective launched on 29 March 2017.

The collective – called SEFARI – will...

28 Mar 2017

An international study led by scientists at The Roslin Institute highlights gut macrophage dysregulation as a key process leading to Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is caused by the body's own immune system...

24 Mar 2017

How a disease outbreak affects a group of animals depends on the breakdown of ages in the population, research has shown.

The findings could help scientists better understand how events such as disease outbreaks may affect certain groups in a...

20 Mar 2017

A researcher at the University of Edinburgh is to develop a brand new musical for primary schools charting the story of antibiotics and the rise of antimicrobial resistance. 

Meghan Perry, who is an infectious diseases doctor and clinician...

6 Mar 2017

Many congratulations to Meriem El Karoui in the School of Biological Sciences, who has won a £955K Wellcome Trust Investigator Award in Science.

Meriem's new funding supports work in her lab to investigate how bacterial responses to DNA...

1 Mar 2017

The University of Edinburgh's Chair of Applied Logic, Professor Dave Robertson, has been appointed as Head of the College of Science & Engineering.

Professor Robertson has been Dean of Special Projects in the College since 2014 and,...

23 Feb 2017

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year.

The team have used advanced genetic techniques to produce pigs that are...

15 Feb 2017

Professor Eleanor Riley has been appointed to head The Roslin Institute and will take up post later this year in succession to Professor David Hume.

Professor Riley is currently Professor of Infectious Disease Immunology at the London School...

14 Feb 2017

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that oxygen levels in the body can profoundly change the way immune cells behave.

Scientists say the findings pave the way for new therapies that target the immune response to infection,...

6 Feb 2017

Populations of bacteria will attack distantly related competitors in order to create a peaceful community in which they can flourish, a study into their behaviour has shown.

Families of bacteria cells are known to kill adjacent, unrelated...

26 Jan 2017

Large-scale programmes to treat a life-threatening disease that kills an estimated 280,000 people each year, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, could improve the health of millions, according to a study by the University’s School of Biological Sciences....

11 Jan 2017

Experts in the University’s Usher Institute are leading a €29 million research consortium to investigate serious lung infections that particularly affect babies and older adults.

The research aims to improve the management of Respiratory...

14 Dec 2016

Fresh insights into infectious brain conditions help to explain why some people – and animals – are more at risk than others.

The study reveals how prion diseases – which include variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in people and bovine...

6 Dec 2016

Experts at the University of Edinburgh have pinpointed more than 30 infections that are likely candidates for the next major pandemic.

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15 Nov 2016

Leprosy in Britain’s red squirrels is being caused by the same species of bacteria responsible for human infections, a DNA study has found.

One of the strains – affecting squirrels on Brownsea Island, off England’s south coast – shares close...

10 Nov 2016

Hendrix Genetics in collaboration with researchers at The Roslin Institute use genomic selection to help breed salmon with increased resistance to this potentially fatal disease.

Amoebic Gill Disease (AGD) has been a long term problem for...

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