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The latest news from IRR.

Unravelling the secrets of neurodegenerative diseases, one protein at a time

Proteins misfolding and clumping together, a process known as aggregation, is a key feature seen in several neurological conditions, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

New cell therapy shows progress in treating advanced liver disease

Scottish National Blood Transfusion service cell manufacturing facility.
A new type of cell therapy to treat patients with liver scarring, or cirrhosis, shows promise of being the first medical treatment for this common and lethal condition.

Professor Kev Dhaliwal appointed Interim Director of the Edinburgh Futures Institute

CIR Professor Kev Dhaliwal has been appointed to the role of Interim Director of Edinburgh Futures Institute. 

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

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

Statement on the death of Professor Sir Ian Wilmut

A photograph of Professor Sir Ian Wilmut kneeling beside Dolly the sheep
It has been confirmed that Professor Sir Ian Wilmut, founding director of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, has passed away at the age of 79. His family has asked that the media and public respect their privacy at this time.

Castlebrae pupils craft beautiful new boardroom table

Photograph of the wooden boardroom table
A group of high school pupils from Castlebrae Community Campus have created a stunning new boardroom table for IRR's newest building. 

New EU funded technology could improve inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis

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

Building for the future

13 September 2019