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Experts at the University of Edinburgh win support from Garfield Weston Foundation to tackle rising threat of antibiotic resistance

Experts are to tackle one of the biggest health challenges facing society - the ability of common infections to resist drug treatment - in a new facility being created at the University's King's Buildings campus.

A newly created research facility is to bring together scientists from a range of disciplines to address the problem of antimicrobial resistance, which is estimated to cause 700,000 global deaths each year.

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Edinburgh University researchers awarded over £13.5M by the National Institute for Health Research

Two large research consortia at the University of Edinburgh have been awarded £13.5M to set up Global Health Research Units over the next four years.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) led the open competition for funding into research into worldwide disease and infection. 

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Large study of Bovine tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa reveals extensive disease diversity in Cameroon

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have carried out largest study to date of the prevalence and spread of Bovine tuberculosis in Cameroon, West Africa.

Cameroon is often called ‘Africa in miniature’ due to its geographical and cultural diversity. It now can also claim the highest M. bovis genetic diversity on the continent so far reported.

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