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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...

24 Mar 2015

Why it is critical to genotype the causative agents of tuberculosis

By Adrian Muwonge, Research...

23 Mar 2015

The Infectious Diseases Honours class of 2014 / 2015 recently invited David Denning, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the University of Manchester, to speak to them about his research into the huge, and often overlooked, burden...

20 Mar 2015

Herds of African cattle could hold the secret to fighting parasitic diseases - such as malaria - in people, research by the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution...

10 Mar 2015

Children under five living in sub-Saharan Africa are at greater risk than older children of developing a long-term parasitic disease, research by the University's School of Biological Sciences shows.

Infants experience significantly greater...

4 Mar 2015

Fresh discoveries about what helps bacteria thrive could aid the quest for new drugs to fight infections.

A new study challenges an existing theory that bacteria can only thrive in their natural environment.  Instead, researchers say...

4 Mar 2015

We are delighted to announce that three members of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases are among the 56 new Fellows elected to The Royal Society of Edinburgh today.

Professor David Gray, Head of the School of Biological...

25 Feb 2015

Garlic extract could help cystic fibrosis patients fight infection

A chemical found in garlic can kill bacteria that cause life-threatening lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, suggests new work just published by researchers at the...

17 Feb 2015

Bacteria may be able to jump between species with greater ease than was previously thought, a study suggests.

In a collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, researchers have found that a single genetic mutation in a...

22 Jan 2015

Pedro Vale, in the Centre for Immunity, Inection and Evolution, and colleagues from the University of Helsinki, have found that plant hosts co-infected with more than one pathogen strain result in more severe epidemics than plants infected with only...

19 Jan 2015

British scientists are playing a key role in a global quest to find the causes of an incurable bowel condition.

18 Jan 2015

A new exciting arts and science project teaming up mixed media artists with researchers in infectious diseases has started at the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution.

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