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Local North Berwick fundraisers raise money for IBD research

IBD Fundraisers visit to QMRI - Gwo-tzer Ho and guests - Spring 2023
A North Berwick ceilidh group have raised over £2000 for Crohn's and colitis research.

“Big Data” liver disease database launched to improve outcomes for liver disease patients

A collaborative Scotland-wide project has compiled patient data from nearly 1000 patients with liver disease to create a secure, searchable, open resource.

Academic Promotions - Researcher Highlights

David Ferenbach, Mohini Gray, Prakash Ramachandran, Steve Jenkins, Sonja Vermeren, Calum Bain
Six members of staff at CIR were promoted in the most recent round of academic promotions.

Study shines light on cause of chronic kidney disease

Image of kidney fibrosis
Fresh insights into a protein that causes damage in kidneys and hearts could open up new treatment options for chronic kidney disease, research shows.

Two CIR Professors appointed to the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Headshots of Sarah Walmsley and Ewen Harrison
Professors Sarah Walmsley and Ewen Harrison are joining the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, as part of the 2023 cohort.

New EU funded technology could improve inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis

IBDSENSE plate assay, demonstrating fluorescent technology
A new European Innovation Council Transition project, IBDSENSE, aims to improve diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory bowel disease.

Whether born naturally or via cesarean section, babies receive essential microbes from their mothers

Pregnant mother
Do cesarean-born babies miss out on essential microbes? New evidence suggests that the answer may be “no.”

New model for understanding patients with asbestos cancer

Three people standing outside a building, next to a sign that reads Queen's Medical Research Institute
By examining mutations of specific genes in cancer patients, CIR researchers have created a new cellular model that could help develop future personalised treatments for patients with lung mesothelioma .

CIR researchers launch ‘Intensive-Share’ – a patient and public involvement group for paediatric critical care research

"Intensive-Share" with heart image and heart beat image
On Saturday 15 October 2022, researchers from CIR and the team at Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity launched a patient and public involvement (PPI) initiative for paediatric critical care research.

Baby’s vaccine responses linked to birth delivery method

Edinburgh Pregnancy Research Team sleeping baby
The method by which a baby is delivered is associated with how their immune system will respond to two key childhood vaccines, research suggests.

Seven CIR staff members awarded CMVM Staff Recognition Awards

A compilation of photos from the 2022 CMVM staff recognition awards ceremony in Playfair Library. Award winners pose with awards
Congratulations to all of the CIR staff members who were recently awarded CMVM Staff Recognition Awards.

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