Higher death toll not due to evolving Ebola virus
An unexpected result for Faculty researchers using a computational approach to analyse the latest Ebola outbreak, gives hope for controlling future epidemics.
The research has shown that the while the virus has undergone a high number of genetic changes, it has not become any more virulent.
Professor David Robertson says:
“The fact that Ebola isn’t changing in a way that affects the virulence of the disease means that vaccines and treatments developed during this current outbreak have a very high chance of being effective against future outbreaks.”
Read more about the team's findings.
Could bacteria help save amphibians?
Faculty members work with the Institute of Zoology to investigate a new treatment for Chytrid – a fungus that is devastating global frog populations.
Read more about the investigation.
Sea slug provides new way of analysing brain data
Are our brains as complicated as we think? Perhaps not, thanks to a study of the humble sea slug.
Find out more about the research.
The impact of our research
The Faculty is at the forefront of research that matters. We compiled some case studies to showcase the impact of our research.
Read more of our latest news.
Find out about Alport Syndrome and how we are helping to treat it in our bite-sized Minute Lecture.
Episode 7: Dr Emma Gowen
Meet Emma and find out about her research, heroes and her personal challenges in the latest Tuesday Feature.