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2016

News articles released by The Roslin Institute in 2016.

Gut cells are gatekeepers of infectious brain diseases

New insights into infectious brain conditions help to explain why some people – and animals – are more at risk than others

Breakthrough in Amoebic Gill Disease Control

Hendrix Genetics in collaboration with researchers at The Roslin Institute use genomic selection to help breed salmon with increased resistance to this potentially fatal disease.

Migration routes hold key to bird flu spread, global study finds

Monitoring the migration routes of wild birds could help to provide early warning of potential bird flu outbreaks, experts say.

Experts call for action to tackle threat of TB infections from cattle

Researchers are calling for global action to tackle the threat of tuberculosis infections that are passed to people from cattle.

Coming of Age: The Legacy of Dolly at 20

The symposium held on September 2nd at The Roslin Institute was an excellent example of how one scientific breakthrough can influence existing and emerging research fields.

Computers learn to spot deadly food poisoning bacteria

Machine learning can predict strains of bacteria likely to cause food poisoning outbreaks, research has found.

Collaborative FANTOM5 project wins Eureka16 Prize

Scientists at The Roslin Institute are among the 260 international researchers from 20 countries working on this project to identify the control mechanisms and functions of the genes that are expressed in each of our cell types.

Research alliance to improve aquaculture and livestock breeding

The University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and Hendrix Genetics, a global leader in animal breeding, have established a research agreement to improve the sustainability of animal production.

Labrador study offers vets clues on why dogs’ tails lose their wag

A painful condition that affects dogs’ tails may be more common than previously thought, a study suggests.

Dolly Memories appeal

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Dolly the Sheep, and our year-long Dolly@20 celebrations commemorate the anniversary of Dolly and her impact on science and society.

Diseases that run in families not all down to genes, study shows

Family history of disease may be as much the result of shared lifestyle and surroundings as inherited genes, research has shown.

Dolly the Sheep 20th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday 5th July 2016 marked the 20th anniversary of the birth of Dolly the Sheep, which we celebrated at The Original Rosslyn Inn with Roslin Institute staff past and present, members of the local community and special guests from the original Dolly research team.

Royal Highland Show 2016

The Roslin Institute, together with the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, were at this year’s Royal Highland Show in Ingliston.

Gene study to shed light on how some people stay sharp in old age

More than one thousand people have had their entire genetic make-up decoded as part of a long-term study to gain insight into why some people’s brains age better than others.

Wear orange for Batten Disease Awareness day 3rd June

Dr Tom Wishart’s research into this neurodegenerative disease aims to understand, and ultimately slow down, disease progression.

Research links heart disease with testosterone

Vicky MacRae and colleagues find that testosterone may be linked to the hardening of blood vessels associated with heart disease

Prions Matter

Writing in PLoS Pathogens, Professor Neil Mabbott highlights the continued need to study prion diseases.

New Director Appointments at NARF

Dr Kellie Watson and Prof Nick Sparks have been appointed as co-Directors of The National Avian Research Facility (NARF) at Easter Bush Campus

The Roslin Institute receives Scottish Government funding for research into infectious livestock diseases

EPIC, the Pan-Scottish Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks, is to receive £1.97M in the first year, as part of £48M announced for funding into Scottish agriculture, food and environment research.

Easter Bush Campus awarded Investors in Young People Silver Award

The Easter Bush Campus will be the first entity within The University of Edinburgh to hold this accreditation.

The Roslin Institute is part of the UK's new ground-breaking livestock innovation centre

Funding for the Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIELivestock) will contribute to build a Large Animal Research and Imaging Facility (LARIF) on the Easter Bush Campus.

New company launched to maximise the commercialisation of research at Easter Bush Campus

Roslin Technologies Ltd offers one of the world's largest investment opportunities in research projects aimed at improving animal health and increasing agricultural productivity.

Pig's genetic code altered in bid to tackle deadly virus

Researchers have made an advance in the fight against a deadly virus that affects pigs.

George Freeman, MP visits The Roslin Institute

On the 12th February, the Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman visited the University of Edinburgh to officially launch a project at the Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre and to find out more about the latest developments on the Easter Bush Campus.

New funding to accelerate the eradication of bovine tuberculosis

Professor Ivan Morrison and his team at The Roslin Institute receive over £0.7M to develop new vaccines against devastating cattle disease.

Easter Bush Campus Wins Community Engagement Award from Scottish Enterprise

The Easter Bush Campus was awarded the 2015 Community Engagement prize in recognition of the valuable work carried out by both staff and students in the local communities.

The genetic fingerprint of the brain's immune cells offer insights into ageing

The gene expression pattern of microglia changes during ageing in a regionally variable manner.

Physical attraction linked to genes that control height, study finds

Our choice of romantic partner can be determined by genetics more than we might expect, a study suggests.

Vitamin D linked to improved fertility in wild animals

High levels of vitamin D improve the fertility and reproductive success of wild sheep.