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11 Jan 2016

Edinburgh scientists have helped pinpoint world regions most at risk of bat viruses spilling over into the human population. 

West Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia are most at risk from bat viruses...

11 Jan 2016

The eating habits of mothers may be key to keeping wild animal populations steady, suggests a new study from Tom Little's lab in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

The discovery shows that the food intake of...

7 Jan 2016

A team at the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, are using advanced genetic techniques to engineer pigs that are more resilient to a deadly virus infection.

Researchers aim to assess whether changing the pigs’ genetic code at a...

18 Dec 2015

The Roslin Institute receives BBSRC funding to develop strategies to reduce infections in farmed animals, control foodborne diseases and minimise antibiotic use in the food chain.

Professor Mark Stevens and collaborators at the London School...

17 Dec 2015

We are delighted to announce that Professor Ross Fitzgerald will become the new Director of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases from January 2016.

15 Dec 2015

The annual Recognising Excellence awards in the School of Biological Sciences were presented by Head of School Professor David Gray at a special reception on Monday 14 December 2015. 

23 Nov 2015

Efforts to tackle challenges faced by livestock farmers in developing countries have been boosted by a £10 million research award.

9 Nov 2015

Thousands of lives in Africa have been saved by an initiative to help eradicate sleeping sickness.

Cases of acute sleeping sickness among people in rural Uganda fell by 90 per cent after researchers prevented transmission to humans by...

28 Oct 2015

Two students from the 2015 / 16 Infectious Diseases Honours course have recently returned from summer placements at the Leiden University Medical Center.

22 Oct 2015

Professor Keith Matthews, Director of the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution at the University of Edinburgh has been made a laureate of the Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards for 2015.

8 Oct 2015

We are delighted to announce the “Making an Impact on Policy" workshop being organised by the Excellence with Impact committee at the University of Edinburgh Business School on Tuesday 10 November 2015.

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30 Sep 2015

Recent developments in surveillance technology could enable a swifter, more effective response to potentially deadly outbreaks of disease, a study has found.

The Ebola crisis has highlighted a need to bolster global surveillance and enhance...

25 Sep 2015

The School of Biological Sciences in partnership with the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution...

24 Sep 2015

The work of Professor Sue Welburn to eliminate sleeping sickness, is featured in a top 20 list of UK-wide impact stories submitted to the 2014 Research Execise Framework (REF).

The UKCDS...

22 Sep 2015

A strain of E. coli became a potentially fatal infection in the UK around 30 years ago, when it acquired a powerful toxin, a gene study by the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute has revealed.

A strain of E. coli ...

18 Sep 2015

The endangered Scottish wildcat could be further threatened by a deadly virus that is known to cause the cat version of Aids, research has found.

Experts have isolated two cases of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) from cats with a mixed...

27 Aug 2015

Three workshops on ‘A Guide to Successful & Responsible Publishing’ were held in Zimbabwe during July 2015.

26 Aug 2015

The University of Edinburgh has joined with 14 other international organisations to launch a new global initiative to advance the development of a vaccine for river blindness, or Onchocerciasis. 

Researchers from institutions including the...

5 Aug 2015

Infectious brain conditions – such as vCJD in people and BSE in cows – could be detected earlier thanks to new research by the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, which reveals how the diseases take hold in the gut before spreading to...

28 Jul 2015

Writing about malaria heroes - Alphonse Laveran

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