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29 Apr 2013

About 40 staff, post-docs and students attended the Edinburgh Infectious Diseases workshop on respiratory viruses in animals and humans at the Moredun Research Institute on Thursday 11 April 2013. 

24 Apr 2013

The University of Edinburgh is looking for outstanding candidates to examine crucial but hitherto neglected issues in the governance of human and animal health.  As part of a new initiative by the Economic and Social Research Council...

11 Apr 2013

The University of Edinburgh has annouced that Professor Sir Kenneth Murray FRS, FRSE died on Sunday 7 April aged 82.

Ken Murray was one of the most eminent scientists in the United Kingdom and an international leader of scientific...

10 Apr 2013

Scientists may be a step closer towards the development of a vaccine against a virus that is killing scores of Asian elephants, many of them in captivity.

Asian elephants are listed as an endangered species by the International Union for...

3 Apr 2013

Award boost for knowledge exchange

Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI) is to pilot a new bioscience knowledge exchange initiative after winning first prize in a new competition run by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research...

21 Mar 2013

Flicking biological switch could hold key to tackling tumours

13 Mar 2013

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases member Dr Matt Taylor and his colleauges in the...

28 Feb 2013

Many congratulations to Sarah Reece in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, on her grant from Natural Environment Research Council. 

Sarah has recently been awarded £740k to study the evolution and ecology of...

26 Feb 2013

Secrets of natural antibiotics explained

University researchers in the School of Physics and Astronomy have discovered how proteins produced by our skin rapidly destroy harmful bacteria.

Understanding how these...

26 Feb 2013

Eating well could help spread disease

Researchers in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Edinburgh have shown that plentiful food can accelerate the spread of infections in a study of water-fleas.  Scientists...

18 Feb 2013

Fresh insight into the immune system could lead to better understanding of diseases that occur when the immune system fails.

Scientists working in Edinburgh Infectious Diseases have discovered that a...

13 Feb 2013

The February episode of the School of Biological Sciences podcast is now available!

In this edition the team cover a range of fascinating stories: 

Hear about Professor Ken and Noreen Murray, who they were, and why the...

31 Jan 2013

A University study, led by Edinburgh Infectious Diseases member Harish Nair in the ...

28 Jan 2013

Ker Memorial Edinburgh Infectious Diseases PhD studentship

We are delighted to announce that in memory of her father and grandfather, Miss Aileen Ker has very generously supported the establishment of the Ker Memorial...

18 Jan 2013

A discovery about the way in which bugs spread throughout the body could help to develop stem cell treatments

Researchers from Edinburgh Infectious Diseases in the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, have found that bacteria...

16 Jan 2013

We are delighted to welcome several new members to Edinburgh Infectious Diseases as we start the new year!

15 Jan 2013

Many congratulations to Adriano Rossi and Chris Haslett in the Centre for Inflammation Research, Queen's Medical Research Institute, on the award of a £2.5M programme grant from the Medical Research Council.

Their new research will...

18 Dec 2012

Many congratulations to Prof Judi Allen in the Institute of Immunology and Infection Research on the award of a £2m grant from the Medical Research Council to study the role of macrophages in the host response to helminth infection!

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