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2 Jun 2016

An initial study is to be conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and Immunovaccine Inc. to examine vaccine candidate’s effects on malaria parasites linked to most severe form of the disease.

9 May 2016

Wildlife experts in the University’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies have launched a project to better understand how British red squirrels are affected by a form of leprosy.

Wildlife experts have launched a project to better...

29 Apr 2016

The Edinburgh Immunology Group (EIG) is a regional group of the British Society for Immunology at the University...

21 Apr 2016

A recent paper from Sue Welburn’s lab in the Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, has shown that native Fulani cattle in Nigeria are not only infected with a variety of bovine tick-borne diseases (TBDs), but also...

18 Apr 2016

Arthritis and other inflammatory conditions could be helped by new insights into how the immune response is switched off.

Scientists have discovered how compounds produced by the body’s immune system help to dampen inflammation and prevent...

18 Apr 2016

Dr Adrian Muwonge at the Roslin Institute is part of a landmark consultation organised by the World Health Organisation and The Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, to galvanize action against Zoonotic TB.

Recognizing the public...

11 Apr 2016

A paper on innovative approaches to manage disease without traditional antibiotics will be published in Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health.

The paper is an output of the ...

31 Mar 2016

Additional PhD place available on Wellcome Trust Four year PhD progrmame in Hosts, Pathogens and...

28 Mar 2016

EPIC, the Pan-Scottish Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks, is to receive £1.97M in the first year, as part of £48M announced for funding into Scottish agriculture, food and environment research.

From April 2016, EPIC will be...

22 Mar 2016

New insights into parasites in chimpanzees have shed light on how the most malignant human malaria parasite first came to infect people.

A DNA study by an international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Edinburgh...

18 Mar 2016

Research by the University of Edinburgh’s MRC Centre for Inflammation Research has revealed how the immune system keeps gut bacteria in check to avoid body-wide infections that can lead to life-threatening inflammation, such as sepsis.

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16 Mar 2016

A new company has been formed to maximise the commercial impact of Edinburgh’s world-leading animal science research.

The company – Roslin Technologies Ltd – has been launched to facilitate the commercialisation of research from the...

15 Mar 2016

Drs. Teuta Pilzota and Meriem el Karoui, memebrs of Edinburgh Infectiious DIseases in the School of Biological Sciences, have recevied a prestigious Brain Mercer Feasibility award from the Royal Society.

The Brian Mercer Feasibility...

7 Mar 2016

Babies at risk of a serious viral lung infection could be helped by a therapy based on the body’s natural immune defences.

Scientists from Edinburgh Infectious Diseases have found that a compound produced by the body’s immune system...

29 Feb 2016

Luciana Brondi from the Centre for Population Health Studies at the University of Edinburgh was interviewed in Sptunik Radio's Brave New World programme on the current Zika virus outbreak.

The programme entitled "The Truth About the Zika...

22 Feb 2016

Researchers have made an advance in the fight against a deadly virus that affects pigs.

A team at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute used advanced genetic techniques to produce pigs that are potentially resilient to African Swine...

15 Feb 2016

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is one of the biggest challenges facing the cattle farming industry today, particularly in the West and South West of England.

The current 'test-and-slaughter' policy has failed to constrain the spread of bovine TB....

12 Feb 2016

Edinburgh University's Infectious Diseases Society is launching an exciting series of lectures on neglected tropical diseases to run February and March 2016.

The series kicks off on Monday 29 February with Dr Jenna Fyfe from the Division of...

10 Feb 2016

Pregnant women should be at the centre of new efforts to control one of Africa’s deadliest diseases, experts say.

A form of sleeping sickness - which threatens around 70 million people - can spread to a child if its mother experiences stress...

12 Jan 2016

The world’s first vaccine for a disease that causes misery for millions in Africa could be tested within five years.

Edinburgh researchers have taken a major step towards developing a vaccine against river blindness, also known as...

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