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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.

5 May 2015

Meeting report from Antimicrobial Resistance, Diagnostics and Drug Discovery workshop

30 Apr 2015

Fresh insights into how bacteria protect themselves - by forming a waterproof raincoat - could help develop improved products to protect plants from disease.

Researchers have discovered how communities of beneficial bacteria form a waterproof...

23 Apr 2015

Scientists at the Moredun Research Institute are involved in three out of the eight new grants recently awarded through the BBSRC’s Animal Health Research Club (ARC) initiative.

The ARC initiative aims to understand and combat endemic disease...

22 Apr 2015

Dr Francisca Mutapi in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh has recently been selected as one of 20 inaugural fellows of the African Science Leadership Programme, started by the Global Young Academy.

22 Apr 2015

Shetland ponies’ immune response to insect bites is helping scientists understand how people could be prevented from developing allergies.

The horse immune system can respond to midge bites in a way that prevents – rather than triggers –...

9 Apr 2015

Genetic research helps to explain why tracing the source of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that claimed four lives has proven to be more complicated than scientists hoped.

A DNA study of bacteria samples taken from patients infected...

6 Apr 2015

Research at Roslin to improve the health of livestock around the world has received a £2.7 million boost.

Studies to understand viruses that cause major losses in the pig and poultry industry will benefit from the funding.  Scientists will...

25 Mar 2015

A £25.7 million funding boost to the University of Edinburgh will advance biological research and aid the quest for new therapies to treat damaged tissues.

The investment by the UK Government will enable the University of Edinburgh to create...


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