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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...

26 Aug 2013

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases scientists at the Roslin Institute and Zoetis Inc., formerly the animal health business unit of Pfizer Inc., have announced a collaboration for research into Salmonella in cattle.

19 Aug 2013

A type of MRSA found in humans originated in cattle at least 40 years ago, new research has found. 

  • The study provides clear evidence that livestock were the original source of an MRSA strain which is now widespread in people....

26 Jun 2013

The second annual Edinburgh Infectious Diseases symposium was held on Tuesday 28 May 2013 at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, and was deemed by all to be a great success!

25 Jun 2013

Mini-Secondment Funding Opportunity

The University of Edinburgh is delighted to announce...

18 Jun 2013

Using drugs to treat an infection could allow other co-existing conditions to flourish, a study in wild animals has shown.

Researchers studying wild mice – which typically carry multiple parasitic infections at once – found that when these...

17 Jun 2013

Dr Claude Buchanan Ker (pronouced "Car") and his son Dr Frank Leighton Ker were eminent physicians in Edinburgh in the early and middle part of the 20th century. 

12 Jun 2013

Researchers plan to develop vaccines to control Salmonella in animals and humans

Salmonella is a major cause of human diarrhoeal infections and is frequently acquired from chickens, pigs and cattle, or their products. Around 94 million such...

11 Jun 2013

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases researchers based at the Moredun Research Institute have made a major breakthrough in the war against worms

5 Jun 2013

Researchers from Edinburgh Infectious Diseases will take part in a new online public engagement initiative Science Conversations @ Edinburgh

4 Jun 2013

It has been a successful month for Edinburgh Infectious Diseases researchers.  The most recent figures available from Edinburgh Research and Innovation at the University of Edinburgh show that over £3M was awarded to our members in April 2013...

3 Jun 2013

Intensive care patients could be helped by a new tool to enable doctors to see inside their lungs

Potentially fatal lung complications are common among patients on ventilation in intensive care units (ICU).  This new device will check for...

16 May 2013

We wish bon voyage to Andrew MacDonald and his lab who are leaving the Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, Kings Buildings at the end of May 2013. 


14 May 2013

The May episode of the University of Edinburgh's School of Biological Sciences podcast is now available!


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