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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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Researchers in the University of Edinburgh's Usher Institute to lead €29m research grant that will assess risk posed by deadly lung infections

Experts in the University’s Usher Institute are leading a €29 million research consortium to investigate serious lung infections that particularly affect babies and older adults.

The research aims to improve the management of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections, which are estimated to affect more than 30 million children under five each year.

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