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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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6 Jan 2015

The risk of deadly hospital infections could be reduced by coating medical instruments and implants with newly discovered materials that repel bacteria, a new study from the University of Edinburgh suggests.

Adding a new type of protective...

5 Jan 2015

HIV-positive children in developing countries are six times more likely to die from pneumonia than children without the virus, suggests recent research from the Centre of Population Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

The first...

18 Dec 2014

The University of Edinburgh’s position as one of Britain’s leading research universities – and Scotland’s top-ranked research institution – has been reaffirmed by the results of the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The results...

15 Dec 2014

The School of Biological Sciences presented the first Recognising Excellence Awards to members of the School at an event on 11 December 2014.

14 Dec 2014

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases features in the news this week with a great article on Malcolm Walkinshaw in the (Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Kings Buildings) published by Research Professional.

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2 Dec 2014

BBSRC has funded a new multidisciplinary network of veterinary vaccinology experts to help in the fight against animal diseases, some of which have the potential to spread to humans.

The UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network will draw together...

1 Dec 2014

Our featured lab in December 2014 is that of Amy Buck in the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution at Kings Buildings.  

Research in Amy's group is focused on understanding the function and mechanism of small RNAs in...

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