College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

News 2009

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Cannabis spray eases pain, study finds

Cancer patients could benefit from a new painkiller made from cannabis extract, a study has shown.

Cancer trial drug could treat asthma

A drug being tested to treat cancer could also help patients suffering from asthma, research has suggested.

Faulty gene link to mental illness

Scientists have identified a gene that could be responsible for mental illness.

Gene discovery offers clues about causes of mental illness

Scientists have discovered a gene that could help explain the causes of mental illness.

Discovery could help kill superbugs

Edinburgh scientists have developed a new compound that could help fight hospital-acquired infections such as MRSA.

New insights into spread of breast cancer

One third of breast cancer tumours change form when they spread, University scientists have found.

Global Health Academy

The University is to launch a Global Health Academy.

Recent EMBO elections

Many congratulations to Professor Margaret Frame and Professor David Porteous who have just been elected to EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation).

Animals infected by ‘human’ bugs

Globalisation and industrialisation are causing diseases to spread from humans to animals, a study has shown.

Centre to help children with epilepsy

Children with epilepsy will benefit from a new research centre that aims to improve diagnosis and treatment of the condition.

Eating liquorice in pregnancy may affect a child's IQ and behaviour

Expectant mothers who eat excessive quantities of liquorice during pregnancy could adversely affect their child's intelligence and behaviour, a study has shown.

New Teaching Building Topping Out Ceremony

A landmark phase has been reached in the construction of a new Vet School building for the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

More babies born prematurely

Research has shown that premature births rose by 16 per cent in 25 years but survival rates have improved dramatically.

Chancellor opens research centre

A new centre for research into motot neurone disease has been opened by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Medal award for Professor Jonathan Rees

Professor Jonathan Rees (Grant Chair of Dermatology) has been awarded the David Anderson Berry Medal