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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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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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