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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...

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...

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