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Unique UK-China alliance involving the University of Edinburgh creates $1bn biomedical campus

A new $1 billion campus near Shanghai, which involves the University of Edinburgh, was officially opened on Saturday 21 October as part of an innovative UK-China education partnership.

The purpose-built International Campus at Haining, Zhejiang Province, which will eventually accommodate 5,000 students, brings together biomedical researchers and teaching staff from the University of Edinburgh and Zhejiang University.
 

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The first ever global Zoonotic TB roadmap launched with input from Edinburgh researcher

A roadmap to combat Zoonotic Tuberculosis was launched in October 2017 at the Union World Conference on Lung Health in Mexico.

Zoonotic Tuberculosis (TB) is a form of tuberculosis in people caused by Mycobacterium bovis, which is often transmitted to humans through contact with infected animals, mainly cattle, and consumption of infected products. It is not a new disease, but has long been neglected.

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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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