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Immune cell study from Edinburgh University's Centre for Inflammation Research prompts rethink on how to tackle infections

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that oxygen levels in the body can profoundly change the way immune cells behave.

Scientists say the findings pave the way for new therapies that target the immune response to infection, with the potential to boost existing antibiotic treatments.

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New bacteria study from University of Edinburgh finds killing off rivals makes for happy families

Populations of bacteria will attack distantly related competitors in order to create a peaceful community in which they can flourish, a study into their behaviour has shown.

Families of bacteria cells are known to kill adjacent, unrelated cells by injecting them with toxins - now researchers have found that cells which compete in this way are able to flourish.

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Major drug initiatives are best way to curb threat from parasites shows new study from the University of Edinburgh

Large-scale programmes to treat a life-threatening disease that kills an estimated 280,000 people each year, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, could improve the health of millions, according to a study by the University’s School of Biological Sciences.

Large-scale programmes to treat a life-threatening disease could improve the health of millions despite concerns about their long-term effects, a study suggests.

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