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21 Jan 2014

New types of drug intended for use in place of antibiotics have been given a cautious welcome by scientists.

Researchers have been probing the long-term effectiveness of drugs currently being developed by the pharmaceutical industry. These...

9 Jan 2014

Researchers based in the School of Biological Sciences Centre for Translational and Chemical Biology have recently received a £500K from the Wellcome Trust to continue their work. 

7 Jan 2014

Many congratulations to Jürgen Schwarze and Donald Davidson (Centre for Inflammation Research) and Rick Maizels (Institute of Immunology and Infection Research) on their recent award of £626K from the Medical Research Council to study “Mechanisms of...

6 Jan 2014

Many congratulations to University staff and associates that have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.

Edinburgh representatives honoured this year are from a broad range of disciplines.


20 Dec 2013

Paper published in Cell by the Rambukkana lab describing how leprosy bacilli promote spread of infection by re-programming Schwann cells into stem cell-like cells, has ended the year at the top of the F1000Prime rankings from the...

16 Dec 2013

A new study just published in Nature shows silencing signals sent by parasite could aid sleeping sickness fight.

Insights into how the parasites that cause the disease are able to communicate with one another could help limit the...

12 Dec 2013

Immune systems fighting prions; older might be better:  new research from Edinburgh Infectious Diseases scientists at The Roslin Institute is offering new insights into why vCJD appears to mainly affect the young.

9 Dec 2013

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases and the Global Health Academy were delighted to invite Professor James Smith, Chair of African and Development Studies and Assistant Principal of the Global Development Academy, to give their inaugural public...

6 Dec 2013

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is delighted to announce that Alex Corbishley at the Roslin Institute, and Achim Schnaufer in the Institute of Immunology and Infection Research have both received ~£2K mini-secondment awards funded by the BBSRC...

3 Dec 2013

The Ashworth Outreach Project started earlier this year to take "treasures" from the Ashworth Natural History Collection out to meet the public.  Over this autumn we have successfully delivered our "Bugs and Bones" workshops to over 120 primary...

25 Nov 2013

Domestic animals will choose to steer clear of dirt – but their wild cousins can’t be so picky and may be at increased risk of disease as a result.

A study of wild mice has shown that they prefer to sleep and eat near to used nesting material...

21 Nov 2013

Many of the domestic pigs kept by subsistance farmers across sub-Saharan Africa are carrying the cause of fatal human diesease human African Trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness.

20 Nov 2013

In this month's broadcast the BioPOD team cover a number of recent highprofile stories from across the School of Biology and venture further afield to visit the School of Physics.

BioPOD is the official podcast of the School of Biological...

5 Nov 2013

Scientists have developed a 3D filming technique that could help inform research to stem the spread of malaria.

Creating moving digital holograms of malaria sperm has given researchers fresh insights into the behaviour of these tiny life...

24 Oct 2013

Many congratulations to PhD student Manon Ragonnet from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at Kings Buildings, who has been awarded the first £2000...

23 Oct 2013

Many congratulations to Edinburgh Infectious Diseases researchers at the Roslin Institute have been awarded a grant for over £829K from the BBSRC to study resistance to bovine Tuberculosis in dairy cows.

7 Oct 2013

A new study published by researchers from the Division of Pathway Medicine at the University of Edinburgh highlights the risk of infection with Rickettsia africae for travellers to sub-Saharan Africa. 

The paper from Vincenzo Lorusso...

17 Sep 2013

Cold sores linked to mutation in gene, study suggests

Why some people are troubled by cold sores while others are not has finally been explained in a study from members of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases.

5 Sep 2013

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is delighted to announce the appointment of three technology scouts to promote the commercial impact of research within our network as part of the BBSRC Activating Impact Award.

4 Sep 2013

Many congratulations to Profs Pete Kaiser and Steve Bishop at the Roslin Institute, and members of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, who have been awarded a grant from the BBSRC Animal Health Research Club to study disease resistance in...


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