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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

14 Jul 2015

Edinburgh Infectious DIseases members at the Moredun Research Institute have been awarded an EU Horizon 2020 grant of just under 9 million euros to work on parasite vaccines. 

The project, PARAGONE (vaccines for animal parasites),...

9 Jul 2015

The Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Competition is launched by the Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is increasingly recognised as one of the greatest threats to...

8 Jul 2015

Disease in wild animals can have a greater impact on the health of others than on the infected animals themselves, a study suggests.

Research in families of wild seabirds reveals for the first time how parasite infection in some can have a...

7 Jul 2015

A recent paper in Nature Climate Change from researchers in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, sheds light on how ecosytems change in response to multiple environmental drivers

Photosynthetic microbes are the...

30 Jun 2015

Tiny marine algae that play a critical role in supporting life on Earth may be better equipped to deal with future climate change than previously expected, research from the University of Edinburgh's School of Biological Sciences shows.


25 Jun 2015

Intrepid researchers Professors Heather Cubie (Global Health Academy) and Sarah Howie (Centre for Inflammation Research) are bolding taking part in the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas during the Edinburgh Fringe 2015.

  • Title:  Cervical...
17 Jun 2015

Edinburgh researchers at the Roslin Institute and Scotland's Rural College have been successful in obtaining funding as part of the 2nd joint funding call for the Animal Health and Welfare ERA-Net (ANIHWA) programme.

The projects funded by...

29 May 2015

Anti-smoking legislation is helping to reduce the number of children admitted to hospital with respiratory infections, research by the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Population Health Sciences estimates.

Banning smoking in public places...

25 May 2015

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases held its fourth Annual Symposium at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh on Wednesday 20 May 2015. 

The day brought together over 200 researchers speakers from across all three Colleges of the...

22 May 2015

Farmed Atlantic salmon production could be boosted by the discovery of a genetic marker associated with resistance to a potentially devastating virus.

Scientists say their research into Pancreas Disease, caused by a salmonid alphavirus, will...

12 May 2015

Peter Ghazal, Chair of Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine in the Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.  Many congratulations!

7 May 2015

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is delighted to announce that this year's winner of the Ker Memorial Prize is Dr Wei Yuan Hsieh in the Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine, University of Edinburgh.


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