EBRC seminar: Jean-Marc Cavaillon (Pasteur Institute, Paris)

  • When:  Wednesday 3 October 2012
  • Time:  3.30 - 4.30 pm
  • Location:  The Roslin Institute Auditorium
  • Title:  Consequences of severe inflammation or infection on immune status
  • Host:  Ronan Kapentanovic
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EID members in October's BioPOD from the School of Biological Sciences

In this month's broadcast the BioPOD team cover a number of recent highprofile stories from Edinburgh Infectious Diseases members.

BioPOD is the official podcast of the School of Biological Sciences, produced and presented by enthusiastic student volunteers.

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New discovery from EID members offers hope in fight against deadly infection

New discovery offers hope in fight against deadly infection

A scientific development could lead to medicines to treat a tropical infection that affects millions of people each year.  Scientists have created a compound that targets the parasite responsible for leishmaniasis, which causes a range of illnesses including Black Fever, which kills around 50,000 people each year, mostly in India.  The treatment works by blocking the action of a crucial enzyme in the parasite, preventing it from carrying out its key role of converting food into energy to keep the parasite alive.

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