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2009

News articles released by The Roslin Institute in 2009.

Roslin Scientists In New Vaccine Development Approach

Scientists at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh have been involved in a genetic approach to identifying new vaccine targets.

The Roslin Institute hosts Royal Visit

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal met researchers at The Roslin Institute to find more about the ground breaking research that is being carried out.

Researchers Sequence Swine Genome

A global collaborative has produced a first draft of the genome of a domesticated pig

Animals now picking up bugs from people

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

Bug barcode readers hold out promise of universal vaccines

Veterinary scientists have made a discovery that promises to deliver a new approach to fast development of cheap vaccines that are effective in all mammals, not just humans or another particular species.

Cell study explains why younger people more at risk to vCJD

Specific cells within the immune system could help explain why younger people are more susceptible to variant CJD, scientists believe.

Scotland Office Minister backs innovation and enterprise on visit to Midlothian-based science and technology park

Deputy Scottish Secretary Ann McKechin, MP, recently visited The Roslin Institute as part of a fact-finding tour focused on seeing how much Midlothian-based science and technology ventures contribute to both the Scottish and UK life-sciences sectors.

Post-analyses of Microarray Data Publications

A joint SABRE and EADGENE working group was established to evaluate existing methods and software, and propose new methods to deal with the annotation and post-analyses of microarray data.

Murdo MacLeod Awarded the Temperton Fellowship

Congratulations go to Professor Murdo MacLeod on being elected as the 2009 Temperton Fellow.

Roslin to head up EuroPRRSnet

The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) office will fund a EuroPRRSnet initiative proposed by The Roslin institute, University of Edinburgh. The Roslin Institute has gathered experts from 15 countries and 23 institutions across Europe to understand and combat porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).

Swine Flu Virus: Analysis from The Roslin Institute

Professor Tony Nash, a researcher at The Roslin Institute, is director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases at Edinburgh University.

Genetic study offers vital clues on immune responses

Fresh insights into the way genes communicate with each other could lead to new treatments for diseases of the immune system.

Completed cattle genome could improve beef and dairy production

Scientists have published the complete cattle genome in the journal Science. UK researchers, including many from The Roslin Institute, supported in part by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), have played a key part in the annotation and analysis of the genome as part of a 300-scientist collaboration, spanning 25 countries.

Research Showcase at The Roslin Institute and R(D)SVS

Research from The Roslin Institute and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS) at the University of Edinburgh was showcased at an event to foster relationships between academia and industry.

New Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh at Roslin

Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Professor Alan Archibald and Sir John Savill (Vice Principal and Head of College) offered their congratulations to Professor David Hume (Director of The Roslin Institute) and Professor Jean Manson (Head of the Institute's Neuropathogenesis Division) on their election as fellows to the RSE.

Dr Almas Gheyas wins KTP Centres in Scotland Best Project Presentation

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Centres in Scotland prize for Best Project Presentation has been won by Dr Almas Gheyas for her work on the Marker-Assisted Selection of salmon carried out for Landcatch Natural Selection (LNS) Ltd. and The Roslin Institute of the University of Edinburgh.

How viruses can drive a cell to suicide

DNA can spell danger, and may even drive a cell to suicide, according to new research from Queensland scientists.

Innovative Europe-wide Animal Genomics Project

Just half way into its four-year programme and the most innovative pan-European animal genomics research project ever undertaken is making major strides in developing breeding strategies for more economically and environmentally sustainable livestock production systems.