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£600K grant awarded to Roslin Institute EID members

£600K Industrial Partnership Award from the BBSRC and the Erich Wesjohann Group

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Study from EID published in Nature shows effect of harsh winters on hibernation patterns

Harsh winters make hibernating squirrels go to ground for longer

A University of Edinburgh study just published online in Nature shows that hibernating squirrels in the Rocky Mountains are delaying emergence from their burrows when winters are severe, which is impacting on their population.

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New findings from EID have illuminated how our bodies could keep allergies in check

Fresh insight into infection could improve scientists’ understanding of allergies and inform new treatments.

Edinburgh research into the immune system has shed light on the role of a cell that is involved in the body’s response to allergens, such as dust, pollen or pet hair.

The cell type - called a dendritic cell - is already known for helping to co-ordinate the body’s response to infection.  It does this by enabling the immune system to activate the white blood cells that fight back at infection.

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