Biological Sciences

News 2019

All the news from 2019

Genetic test could aid quest to reveal causes of rare diseases

The causes of rare diseases could be uncovered using an approach created to identify genetic mutations that trigger a muscle-wasting condition, a study suggests.

New exhibition features University research tackling deadly parasitic diseases

A new exhibition highlighting Scottish research tackling parasitic diseases has opened at the National Museum of Scotland, and runs until 19 April 2020.

Biology Impacting Lives

The School of Biological Sciences have contributed to the Royal Society of Biology’s ‘Biology Impacting Lives’ programme, producing a video that showcases how our research is leading the way towards creating a healthier and more sustainable world.

African experts join forces to curb threat of tropical diseases

Five African scientists are to study at the University of Edinburgh as part of a scheme to tackle infectious diseases.

Potential harm of newly discovered viruses predicted by study

The threat to global human health posed by newly emerging viruses such as Ebola, SARS and the Zika virus can be predicted, a study has found.

School researchers receive Genetics Society awards

Professors William Hill, Deborah Charlesworth and Dr Susan Johnston have been awarded three of the five Genetics Society 2019 Prizes and Medals.