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The latest news from IRR.

CMVM Inaugural lectures: Skin Showcase

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IRR's Richard Weller among three CMVM researchers to give inaugural lectures in the Skin showcase event

Modern Apprentice Programme at IRR

Scott Sutherland and Kelly Douglas share how Modern Apprenticeships have been a rewarding opportunity for the IRR.

Liver study pinpoints cell that helps healing process

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A type of cell responsible for repairing damaged liver tissue has been uncovered for the first time by Institute scientists.

Hilary Critchley new Chair for Wellbeing of Women

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Wellbeing of Women has appointed IRR PI Professor Hilary Critchley as its new Research Advisory Committee Chair.

Positive trial results for inflammation drug

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Biotechnology spinout company Kynos Therapeutics has announced positive results from its first in-human phase I trial of its lead drug candidate, KNS366

IRR researchers leading national centre to tackle rare lung diseases

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A £9.4 million collaborative research centre will accelerate improved tests, treatments and potentially cures for thousands of people living with rare respiratory diseases.

Sally Lowell receives Wolpert Medal

Lewis Wolpert Medal 2024
Professor Sally Lowell has been awarded the 2024 Wolpert Medal by the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB).

CIR colleagues elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh

David Dockrell, Hamish Simpson, Lorna Marson, Marc Vendrell and Neil Carragher from IRR's Centre for Inflammation Research have been named among 57 new Fellows to be elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Spinout tech firm to focus on lung cancer

Lung cancer could be spotted and treated more quickly thanks to a €12 million investment in cutting-edge technology that promises to diagnose and treat disease in minutes rather than weeks.

Tool detects early signs of motor neurone disease

A technique identifying the signs of motor neurone disease (MND) in humans earlier than current tests has been discovered, research reveals.

International Women's Day 2024

For International Women's Day, we are profiling six women from across IRR.

Robert O Curle Ophthalmology Suite Official Opening

The new Robert O Curle (ROC) Eye Lab celebrates its official opening alongside the new IRR South building.

CRH appoints a new Director

Professor Andrew Horne has been appointed as the new Director of IRR's Centre for Reproductive Health (CRH).

World-class IRR South building opened by The Princess Royal

Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, has opened the Institute for Regeneration and Repair South building (IRR South).

BBC Radio 5 Live airs from CRH Labs

The Centre for Reproductive Health was delighted to host BBC Radio 5 Live from our laboratory within IRR, on 28 November 2023.

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

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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

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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

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A new project, IBDSENSE, aims to improve diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory bowel disease.