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News articles released by The Roslin Institute in 2013.

Immune systems fighting prions; older might be better

New research from scientists at The Roslin Institute is offering new insights into why vCJD appears to mainly affect the young.

Roslin Institute receives India-UK funding in Farmed Animal Health and Disease

The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh is one of a number of organisations to receive funding from the UK and Indian governments to undertake new research projects to tackle major livestock diseases.

Roslin team helps solve elephant riddle

Scientists at The Roslin Institute have helped show that an 'Asian' elephant foetus used to name the species is actually African.

Researchers at The Roslin Institute have used DNA editing technology to produce live pigs

The science behind 'pig26' has been published in Nature's online, open access journal Scientific Reports.

Roslin wins £2.4M of research funding to improve the health of livestock

The Roslin Institute is one of the successful organisations to benefit from newly announced funding.

Vaccinating cattle against enterohaemorrhagic E. coli O157 could cut human cases by 85%

Roslin Institute scientists are part of a collaborative group that has reported that vaccinating cattle against the E. coli O157 bacterium could cut the number of human cases of the disease by 85%.

Minister launches research centre with bird welfare at its heart

A national centre for poultry health and welfare will be officially opened today (Monday 9th, September) by the Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts.

Cattle can be a source of MRSA in people, scientists find

A type of MRSA found in humans originated in cattle at least 40 years ago, new research has found.

Over £30M investment to drive economic growth from UK agri-science

Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts has announced over £30M of investment in the latest boost for UK research and innovation campuses.

Bruce elected Fellow of the Society of Biology

Congratulations go to Professor Bruce Whitelaw in The Roslin Institute's Division of Developmental Biology on his election as a Fellow of the Society of Biology on 1st July 2013.

Zoetis And The Roslin Institute Collaborate To Control Salmonella

Zoetis Inc., formerly the animal health business unit of Pfizer Inc., and The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, have announced a collaboration for research of Salmonella in cattle.

Dave Burt elected Fellow of the Society of Biology

Congratulations go to Professor Dave Burt in The Roslin Institute's Division of Genetics and Genomics on his election as a Fellow of the Society of Biology on 1st July 2013.

Roslin Institute Director elected as Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

The Roslin Institute is delighted to announce that its Director, Professor David Hume, has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Institute wins sustainability award

The Roslin Institute has been awarded the Silver Award in the University of Edinburgh's Sustainability Awards.

New study shows how Salmonella colonises the gut

Researchers plan to use data collected to develop vaccines to control Salmonella in animals and humans

Pig disease that costs millions is target of genetic study

A fast mutating virus that affects pig herds and costs pork producers millions of pounds each year is being targeted by scientists.

Scientists make progress in fight against virus killing captive elephants

Scientists may be a step closer towards the development of a vaccine against a virus that is killing scores of Asian elephants, many of them in captivity.

Appetite genes are key to better diets for poultry

The welfare of poultry could be improved by a discovery about how chickens regulate their appetites.

University teams up with Marblar to crystallise fresh innovation

The University of Edinburgh has joined a new crowdsourcing initiative to pilot a new innovation approach to commercialising its intellectual property portfolio and forging global alliances.

Roslin's Innovation Team Wins Prestigious Award

Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI), the commercial arm of the University of Edinburgh, has been awarded £50,000 of funding by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to pilot a new knowledge exchange initiative that will increase the commercial impact of bioscience research at the University.

Secretary of State for Scotland visits The Roslin Institute

Research aimed at focused on the health and welfare of animals, the livestock industry and food security were topics under discussion when the Secretary State for Scotland visited The Roslin Institute.

Feathering the nest of chicken breed preservation

Important breeds of chicken could be safeguarded from extinction by the latest stem cell technology.

On Your Farm is On Our Farm

Radio Four's Sunday morning farming show

Chicken welfare can count on £14 million facility to aid research

Poultry health and welfare, a key factor in a multi-billion pound food industry, will be boosted with the building of a new research centre.

Livestock research initiative has greater sustainability as its goal

Efforts to improve the sustainability of livestock production will be boosted by a new research partnership.

Roslin KEC team make impact in UK-wide business awards

Key staff who turn leading research into business opportunities have reached the final of a nationwide contest.

Roslin Scientist honoured in Nikon Small World in Motion competition

This year's third place for the Nikon Small World in Motion competition went to Dr. Nils Lindstrom, from the Hohenstein laboratory in The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, for his time-lapse movie showing a transgenic kidney growing in vitro.

Easter Bush Campus hosts Princess Royal's visit

HRH The Princess Royal visited The Roslin Institute Building today as part of a wider visit to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Investment in animal science research

The Roslin Institute will receive £10 million capital funding to support the development of an international livestock improvement centre.