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New study from the School of Biological Sciences finds spread of ages is key to impact of disease

How a disease outbreak affects a group of animals depends on the breakdown of ages in the population, research has shown.

The findings could help scientists better understand how events such as disease outbreaks may affect certain groups in a population.

Scientists sought to examine how a spread of ages can influence a population's health, by simulating an outbreak of disease in small marine animals.

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New musical theatre show to spread message about antimicrobial resistance in schools

A researcher at the University of Edinburgh is to develop a brand new musical for primary schools charting the story of antibiotics and the rise of antimicrobial resistance. 

Meghan Perry, who is an infectious diseases doctor and clinician scientist in Edinburgh University’s Epidemiology Research Group (and a musician herself) has recently obtained funding from the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy to work on this project.

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Meriem El Karoui has won £955K from The Wellcome Trust to study how antibiotic resistance emerges

Many congratulations to Meriem El Karoui in the School of Biological Sciences, who has won a £955K Wellcome Trust Investigator Award in Science.

Meriem's new funding supports work in her lab to investigate how bacterial responses to DNA damage can affect the emergence of antibiotic resistance.

Dr El Karoui says,

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