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News articles released by The Roslin Institute in 2015.

Pigs edited to beat virus using advanced breeding techniques

Roslin's research to generate animals that are resilient to infectious diseases has been featured on Radio 4's The Today Programme.

New funding to develop vaccines for poultry

The Roslin Institute receives BBSRC funding to develop strategies to reduce infections in farmed animals, control foodborne diseases and minimise antibiotic use in the food chain.

Roslin heralds gene-edited pigs resistant to major deadly disease

Roslin researchers have welcomed news that a research group in the United States using gene-editing techniques have developed the first pigs resistant to a devastating disease.

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead visits Easter Bush

On Wednesday 25th November, the SNP MSP for Moray & Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment in the Scottish Government visited the Easter Bush Campus.

Cross-School Symposium

On the 27th November we hosted a meeting to introduce new research Fellows.

Academic launch of the Centre for Dementia Prevention

This unique new centre brings together clinical, basic and social sciences to advance our understanding of the biological and environmental risk factors that contribute to dementia.

£10m award boosts bid to aid plight of tropical farmers

Efforts to tackle challenges faced by livestock farmers in developing countries have been boosted by a £10 million research award.

FDA Approves GM Salmon

The Roslin Institute comments on FDA's decision to approve GM Salmon

Bird breeds at risk may benefit from chicken cell study

Rare bird breeds that are at risk could be saved from extinction thanks to new research.

Dogs can also suffer from weight gain in middle age

A UK canine health survey suggests that Labrador Retrievers can suffer from weight gain in middle age just like people,

Roslin Institute Researchers at Midlothian Science Festival

This October staff and students have been sharing science with our local community in a wide range of events as part of Midlothian Science Festival.

MEPs Ian Duncan and Kay Swinburne visit The Roslin Institute and SRUC

Dr Ian Duncan and Dr Kay Swinburne, Conservative MEPs for Scotland and Wales respectively, visited The Roslin Institute and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) at the Easter Bush campus on Friday 2nd October.

Stress in pregnancy can impact future generations

Children whose grandmothers were stressed during pregnancy have an increased chance of mental health problems.

Local MP Visits Easter Bush Campus

On Tuesday 1st Sept the newly-elected SNP MP for Midlothian, Owen Thomson MP, visited the The Roslin Institute and was given a tour of the developments on the Easter Bush Campus.

Horse sickness shares signs of human brain disorders

Horses with a rare nerve condition have similar signs of disease as people with conditions such as Alzheimer's.

New funding to tackle causes of dementia

Alzheimer's Research UK funds project investigating the role of the immune system in the development of vascular dementia.

Easter Bush Campus Open Day

Come and explore The Roslin Institute Building and the Teaching Building of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies on Saturday 3rd October 12.00-16.00

Seasonal body clock found in animals

BBSRC funded researchers at The Roslin Institute and the University of Manchester have discovered the cells driving the annual body clock in animals which adapts their body to the changing seasons.

Immunity study signals new ways to treat liver failure

Patients with liver failure could benefit from a treatment that helps the immune system to combat infections linked to the condition, research suggests.

Brain infection study reveals how disease spreads from gut

Diagnosis of deadly brain conditions could be helped by new research that shows how infectious proteins that cause the disease spread.

Hong Kong Health Partnership Agreed

The University has concluded an agreement with the Hong Kong Government.

Salmon breeding to benefit from gene study of disease resistance

Farmed Atlantic salmon production could be boosted by the discovery of a genetic marker associated with resistance to a potentially devastating virus.

Gene study helps explain Legionnaires' probe complications

Genetic research helps to explain why tracing the source of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that claimed four lives has proven to be more complicated than scientists hoped.

Research Career Insights for University of Edinburgh Undergraduates at Roslin

Last month thirty undergraduate students from the University of Edinburgh's Biological Sciences degree program were welcomed to The Roslin Institute as part of Innovative Learning Week 2015.

£2.7 million for research to protect farmed animals

Research at Roslin to improve the health of livestock around the world has received a £2.7 million boost.

Vision for international animal genomes project published

Roslin Institute scientists are contributing to the leadership of the international Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG) project.

Landmark Book in the Field of Infectious Disease Updated at Roslin

Three Roslin Institute scientists have come together to produce the sixth edition of the highly acclaimed Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease.

Dog DNA tests alone not enough for healthy pedigree, experts say

Breeding dogs on the basis of a single genetic test carries risks and may not improve the health of pedigree lines, experts warn.

Bacteria study helps gauge human-animal infection risk

Bacteria may be able to jump between species with greater ease than was previously thought, a study suggests.

£1.9 million boost for animal genome analysis

Scientists at The Roslin Institute are aiming to unlock the vast amounts of information held within farmed animal genomes with the help of a £1.9 million boost from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

Kidney images reveal the secrets of how organ develops

Striking images reveal new insights into how the kidney develops from a group of cells into a complex organ.

£1m gene study to investigate secrets of successful ageing

More than 1000 Scots are to have their entire genetic make-up decoded to help explain why some people's brains age better than others.

Neil Mackenzie

With deep sadness we announce that our ex-colleague, Neil Mackenzie died in a climbing accident in Canada on 11 Jan 2015.

£15m initiative puts Scotland at forefront of gene-led healthcare

A major investment in gene sequencing technology will secure Scotland's place as a world leader in a genomics revolution that is set to transform healthcare.