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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...

4 Nov 2016

Fresh insights into Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening lung condition triggered by blood poisoning, could signal a new approach to treating the disease, researchers found.

Scientists in the Centre for Inflammation...

16 Oct 2016

Migration routes hold key to bird flu spread, global study finds

Monitoring the migration routes of wild birds could help to provide early warning of potential bird flu outbreaks, say experts from the University of Edinburgh.


13 Oct 2016

The Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Ker Memorial PhD Studentship in infectious disease research is available at the University of Edinburgh in 2017. 

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is the network of researchers across the city...

10 Oct 2016

Many congratulations to Professor Andrew Rambaut in the School of Biological Sciences who was awarded the 2016 Chancellor's Research Award.

5 Oct 2016

The body’s own natural defences could be harnessed in a potential therapy for a common skin condition, research suggests.

The discovery may help create new treatments for atopic eczema, which affects around one in five children and one in 20...

3 Oct 2016

Would you like some of Scotland’s most innovative minds working on your Company’s challenges in Infection Research?

** NEW ** Company registration now extended to 31 October 2016...

30 Sep 2016

A group of global stakeholders on zoonotic tuberculosis have published joint policy guidelines to help erradicate the disease.


29 Sep 2016

Africa Week is a week long celebration of the wealth of activites focusing on Africa at the University of Edinburgh, running from 3 – 8 October 2016.


26 Sep 2016

Researchers argue that a long term strategy is needed to robustly provide tree stocks in the face of uncertain climate change.

For restoration and expansion of native woodlands, forest managers typically use planting stock which has been...

25 Sep 2016

On the last Saturday in September the Ashworth Labs and the Roger Land Building were delighted to be part of the Cockburn's Association Doors Open Day and welcomed visitors to the Kings Buildings at the University of Edinburgh.

Over the...

21 Sep 2016

In the summer of 2016, third year undergraduate student Andres Rodriguez Barrientos, from the University of Edinburgh, carried out a two month project at Leiden University Medical Center.

Andres was supported by a studentship from ...

12 Sep 2016

Researchers at the Moredun Research Institute write about their recent work to develop a vaccine strategy against infection with the helminth pathogen of sheep, Teladorsagia circumcincta

By Alasdair J Nisbet, Tom N. McNeilly and Jacqueline B...

8 Sep 2016

Would you like some of Scotland’s most innovative minds working on your Company’s challenges in Infection Research?

Academic Industry Meeting day, or AIMday, is built around individual company workshops. Questions posed by each company are...

25 Aug 2016

Efforts to tackle drug-resistant infections will require a global fund of at least $5 billion each year, according to researchers in the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution.

Experts in infectious diseases...

18 Jul 2016

Fresh insight into how ocean bacteria search for food could aid the development of a new generation of bacterial therapies programmed to treat disease.

The behaviour of marine bugs could inspire development of friendly bacteria engineered to...

1 Jul 2016

Scientists have discovered why infections with two types of malaria parasite lead to greater health risks – because one species helps the other to thrive.

They sought to understand what happens when the two most common malaria parasites cause...

29 Jun 2016

Global agriculture and the future of the world’s food supplies are to be the focus of a new research and teaching initiative based at the University’s Easter Bush Campus.

The University of Edinburgh’s new Global Academy of Agriculture and...


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