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Parasite study from the School of Biological Sciences paves way for therapies to tackle deadly infections

Fresh insight into how a harmful parasite harnesses the energy it needs to function could point towards therapies to prevent potentially fatal diseases.

New understanding of the infectious parasite, known as leishmania - which is spread by biting sandflies - points towards ways to limit its impact.

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Cystic fibrosis study at the University of Edinburgh offers new therapy hope for patients

Fresh insights into how cystic fibrosis affects immune cells could pave the way for new treatments for the condition.

Scientists have discovered that cells in patients with cystic fibrosis that normally defend against infection can also perpetuate damage to the lungs.

Drugs that target these cells could help to stem progression of the disease, the researchers say.

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University of Edinburgh scientists support African drug resistance fight

Edinburgh researchers have contributed to a Zimbabwean initiative to tackle the threat of growing resistance to antibiotics.

The move follows a situational analysis in the country showing that antimicrobial resistance – the ability of infections to develop resistance to commonly used drugs –will grow if left unchecked.

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