Latest news on animal research at the University.
Chicken study probes resistance to food bug
Receiving gut microbes from resistant chickens does not lessen chickens’ susceptibility to bacterium that causes food poisoning.
Facility to boost research into animal and human health
A world-leading research facility that will provide unprecedented insights into livestock and human health has opened.
Leaky vaccines part in Marek’s disease management
Vaccines that do not prevent onward transmission or infection are more effective than previously thought in controlling the severity of a viral disease in chickens.
New method aids study of poultry infections
A method of sampling tissue could aid research into therapies for chicken lung diseases.
Dementia study reveals how proteins can stop brain signals
Fresh insights into damaging proteins that build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease could aid the quest for treatments.
Open approach to animal research earns accolade
The University’s work on communicating how animals are used in research has won a national award.
Endometriosis could be treated with cancer drug
The painful symptoms of endometriosis – a chronic condition which affects millions of women - could potentially be reduced with a drug that had previously been investigated as a cancer treatment.
Deer give birth earlier as climate warms
Red deer on a Scottish island are providing scientists with some of the first evidence that wild animals are evolving to give birth earlier in the year as the climate warms.
Study could aid degenerative disease therapies
Fresh insights into how nerves connect with muscles in the body could aid the development of therapies to treat neurodegenerative diseases.
Protein has crucial role in hardening of arteries
Research led by Roslin scientists highlights a key protein linked to the formation of hardened arteries and the mechanisms behind this.