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2010

News articles released by The Roslin Institute in 2010.

$2Million (USD) boost for animal health research

A new partnership has been announced, bringing together Pfizer Animal Health and The Roslin Institute within the EBRC.

Dizzy heights of popular peak pose real risks for climbers

The increasing number of climbers scaling Africa's highest peak need to be made more aware of the risks associated with high altitude, researchers warn.

Prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Awards Announced

Professor David Hume has been appointed one of 13 new Wolfson Research Merit Awards.

£2.5m award helps scientists tackle tick list of diseases

Campers and hikers could be among those to benefit from a £2.5million bid to target the growing health risk posed by ticks.

Secretary of State for Scotland visits The Roslin Institute

Michael Moore, the Secretary of State for Scotland visited The Roslin Institute today (Monday 12 July).

Pups sign up for bid to boost pet health

Thousands of Labrador Retriever owners are being asked to help find out how a dog's lifestyle affects its health.

Dogs Trust appoints David J Argyle onto the board of trustees

Dogs Trust, the UK ™s largest dog welfare charity, is delighted to announce that Professor David J Argyle BVMS PhD DECVIM-CA (Oncology) MRCVS has been elected onto the board of trustees.

Scientists clock onto how sunlight puts a spring in our step

Scientists have discovered two "body clock" genes that reveal how seasonal changes in hormones are controlled

Songbird genome to aid understanding of learning, memory and more

In research published in Nature, scientists break the news that they have sequenced the zebra finch genome. This is only the second ever bird genome to be sequenced the first being that of the chicken.

Egg whites may help scientists crack problem of poultry infections

Scientists have found proteins in egg whites could be used to fight infections that cost the chicken industry billions of pounds each year.

Hormone study gives scientists a sense of how animals bond

Scientists have pinpointed how a key hormone helps animals to recognise others by their smell.

Scientists solve puzzle of chickens that are half male and half female

A puzzle that has baffled scientists for centuries “why some birds appear to be male on one side of the body and female on the other“ has been solved by researchers.