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27 Nov 2014

Scientists from the MRC Human Genetics Unit at the University of Edinburgh have discovered how a gene mutation can lead to diseases that occur when the immune system attacks the body by mistake.

Understanding how these mechanisms work could...

25 Nov 2014

Parasites use Trojan horse subterfuge to suppress the immunity of their victims when causing infection, according to a new study from Amy Buck and Rick Maizels' labs in the Institute of Immunology and Infection Research.

The finding, which...

18 Nov 2014

Today is European Antibiotic Awareness Day!

Help promote appropriate and responsible use of antibiotics!


10 Nov 2014

Dr Francisca Mutapi in the Institue of Immunology and Infection Research at the University of Edinburgh will be giving a lecture to the Global Health Academy on Wednesday 12 November 2014.  She has written a blog to accompany the lecture below....

3 Nov 2014

Some drug-resistant MRSA bugs in UK hospitals can be traced back to a type of bacteria found in farm animals, according to a study by the University's Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution and The Roslin Institute.

A strain of drug-...

31 Oct 2014

Work carried out by Gytis Dudas and Andrew Rambaut in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at Kings Buildings, was recently featured in the Scotsman. 

The article highlights the contributions of Edinburgh researchers to efforts to combat the...

29 Oct 2014

Some bacteria are able to thrive even when under continued attack, scientists have found, in a development that may help explain how our immune systems can't always prevent infections.


28 Oct 2014

Vets, scientists and technical specialists are teaming up to establish a new European research centre that will combat emerging infectious diseases that affect farm animals and household pets across Europe.

27 Oct 2014

In the summer of 2014 Edinburgh Infectious Diseases sponsored two Edinburgh undergraduate students to undertake research placements at Leiden University...

24 Sep 2014

Enzyme discovery paves way to tackling deadly parasitic diseases

An enzyme found in all living things could hold the key to combatting deadly diseases such as sleeping sickness, suggests a new study from researchers at the University of...

9 Sep 2014

Recent work by University of Edinburgh researchers, analysing the genome sequence of the deadly Ebola virus isolated from patients in the recent outbreak in West Africa, has just been published in the journal Science.

8 Sep 2014

Researchers from the Division of Pathway Medicine and the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, have recently called for the need for better understanding of the genetic basis of susceptibility to infectious disease.

They also...

3 Sep 2014

For September 2014 we are not featuring a single lab, but the multidisciplinary team working on the PROTEUS Project based in the Queen's Medical Research Institute at Little France.  

The PROTEUS Project is the UK’s largest optical imaging...

1 Sep 2014

Dr Pedro Vale has been made a Branco Weiss Fellow by Society in Science at ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Pedro Vale is an evolutionary biologist and University of Edinburgh research fellow at the...

25 Aug 2014

Laboratory-grown replacement organs have moved a step closer with the completion of a new study.

Clare Blackburn, a member for Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, led the team that has grown a fully functional organ from transplanted...

13 Aug 2014

Babies suffering from life-threatening bacterial infections such as sepsis could benefit from improved treatment, thanks to a ground-breaking study.

For the first time, researchers have been able to detect and decode a signal generated from a...

7 Aug 2014

People carrying variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) could be identified from a urine test, research suggests.

An international team - including researchers at the University of Edinburgh - say the test could become a useful tool for...

5 Aug 2014

Fresh discoveries about how bacteria co-operate with each other when causing infection could help scientists identify animal diseases that might transmit to people.

Bugs that can co-operate best with each other are most likely to be able to...

31 Jul 2014
  • Title:  Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Vaccinology Workshop
  • When:  Wednesday 8 October 2014
  • Time:  10 am - 5 pm
  • Location:  Moredun Research Institute, Pentland Science Park, Edinburgh,...
30 Jul 2014

Researchers at the University’s Easter Bush Campus are part of a new alliance to research genetic technologies to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in tropical climates.


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