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News articles released by The Roslin Institute in 2012.

BBSRC invests in future of Livestock Genomics

The BBSRC announced over £1.1M of new investment in ARK-Genomics, a high-throughput DNA sequencing facility based at The Roslin Institute focused on the genetics and genomics of livestock species.

Pig is genome flavour of the month

The National Human Genome Research Institute has voted the pig genome the "Genomic Advance of the Month".

New funding to develop rapid responses to emerging poultry viruses

A new research project has been awarded funding by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to provide novel solutions to combatting emerging poultry viruses.

New Projects Helping Lay The Foundations for Biology Breakthroughs

A Roslin Institue project is amongst several announced today by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

Gut Cell Transformation by Salmonella

Recent research from scientists at The Roslin Institute describes a novel mechanism used by the pathogenic bacterium Salmonella Typhimurium to manipulate epithelial cells in the gut wall to infect the host.

Pig Gene Expression Atlas

Researchers at The Roslin Institute have characterised the global expression pattern of all the known pig genes by measuring their mRNA levels across a wide range tissue and cell types.

Pig Genome Decoded

An international team of researchers has unravelled the genetic code of the domestic pig and the wild boars from which they are descended.

Precision genome engineering in animals

Researchers at The Roslin Institute have used novel technologies to target specific changes in the pig genome.

New Professor at The Roslin Institute

The Roslin Institute is pleased to announce that Ross Fitzgerald, a group leader at the Institute, has been made the University of Edinburgh's Chair in Molecular Bacteriology.

Dolly Scientist Dies

The Roslin Institute is saddened to hear of the death of Professor Keith Campbell, who was a key member of the team whose work led to the production of Dolly the Sheep at The Roslin Institute.

Study reveals brain cells' weakest links

Patients with degenerative conditions such as Huntington's disease and Alzheimer's disease could be helped by research that shows for the first time why their brain cells stop communicating properly.

Roslin's "Dolly" scientists to feature on Radio Four

In this week's Reunion, Sue MacGregor gathers together creators of Dolly the cloned sheep - including Roslin scientists.

£600K Industrial Partnership Award from the BBSRC and the Erich Wesjohann Group

Professors Mark Stevens and Peter Kaiser at The Roslin Institute, and their collaborator Dr Mark Fife at the Institute for Animal Health, have received a £600k Industrial Partnering Award from the BBSRC and Erich Wesjohann Group to investigate the basis of resistance to fowl typhoid, a systemic disease of poultry caused by Salmonella.

Bacterial virus drives the emergence of deadly bacterial strains

Recent work by Roslin Institute scientists has shown that specific bacterial viruses modify the 'behaviour' of Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) by taking control of an injection system that most EHEC strains need to colonise the gastrointestinal tract.

Roslin in Scots link-up with China to boost genetic research

Research in the growing field of genomics, which could lead to a new generation of personalised medical treatments, will be boosted by an initiative that brings together scientific expertise from China and Edinburgh.

Gene discovery helps explain how flu can cause severe infections

Scientists have discovered a new gene in the influenza virus that helps the virus control the body's response to infection.

Roslin Business Development Manager is KT Achiever of the Year

The Roslin Institute's Business Development Manger, Dr Sonja Vujovic, has been awarded the Knowledge Transfer (KT) Achiever of the Year at the PraxisUnico Impact Awards.

Minister for Science visits The Roslin Institute

Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, met researchers at The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh to find more about the ground-breaking research that is being carried out.

Roslin Receives £23M funding boost

Improving animal health and welfare and improving productivity in the livestock sector will be boosted with a multi-million funding award.

Superbug spread from hospitals in major cities to regional health-care centres

Hospitals in large cities act as breeding grounds for the superbug MRSA prior to it spreading to smaller hospitals, a study suggests.

Athena Swan award for Roslin

The Roslin Institute, which is strategically supported by the BBSRC, has received a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition for its commitment to women's career development.

Chinese delegation visit The Roslin Institute Building

The Roslin Institute's links with China continue to go from strength to strength with the visit of Shandong's Vice Governor Jia and his delegation in April.

Gene could determine risk of developing life-threatening flu

Roslin scientists are part of a collaborative team that has found some people may be at risk of a severe reaction to flu because they are not protected by a key gene.

Roslin research to help eliminate most common food poisoning bug

Eliminating the most common cause of food poisoning from the food chain is the aim of new Roslin Institute research funded by the BBSRC and poultry breeding company Aviagen.

How to make better vaccines for humans and animals

Jayne Hope, a Roslin Institute scientist, reports on a project she led, which discovered why some vaccines are not as effective at stimulating an immune response as we would hope.