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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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15 May 2017

Very many congratulations to Eleanor Silvester from the School of Biological Sciences, winner of the 2017 Ker Memorial Prize in Infectious Diseases.

12 May 2017

The discovery of key signals that help tissues repair after injury could pave the way for new treatments for asthma and organ scarring, according to a study by the University of Edinburgh's School of Biological Sciences.

Scientists have...

8 May 2017

Edinburgh scientists have pinpointed a chemical signal that worsens inflammation linked to a life-threatening lung condition.

The discovery by the University’s MRC Centre for Inflammation Research could eventually lead to new therapies for...

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,...

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