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Leading experts meet to discuss TB eradication
Professor Glyn Hewinson and Dr Bernardo Villarreal-Ramos organised the Aberystwyth conference.

Aberystwyth University hosts conference for member of the Acid Fast Club.

Leading researchers gathered last week (30 June – 1 July) in Aberystwyth to examine the most recent advancements in the fight against tuberculosis (TB).

More than 100 scientists from across the UK gathered at the conference, hosted by Aberystwyth University's Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB. The experts were all members of the Acid Fast Club, formed in 1954 at the National Institute for Medical Research.

Meeting twice a year to share all aspects of research on human and bovine TB, the Acid Fast Club has become the UK's leading mycobacterial research society. 

In his opening address, event co-organiser Professor Glyn Hewinson provided an overview of bovine tuberculosis in Wales and the work of the Sêr Cymru Centre of Excellence for Bovine TB at the University. 

Speaking about the importance of the conference, Professor Hewinson commented: “It was a pleasure to welcome all the experts here to Aberystwyth. We all know about the severe impact of TB on our communities: collaboration is vital as we seek the best way forward to eradicate it. 

“This society and its conferences are very valuable for getting to know what research is happening around the UK nations, sharing knowledge and expertise, encouraging researchers at the early stages of their careers and building collaborations and friendships with other research scientists along the way. Its longevity, as it nears its seventieth anniversary, is a testament to the vision of its founders.”

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Laura Muir wins gold at Commonwealth Games

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 Veterinary surgeon and Olympic silver-medalist Laura Muir scooped the gold medal in the 1500m final Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Winning Scotland's 12th title of the games, Muir finished in four minutes 2.75 seconds, collecting her second medal in 24 hours.

Dr Muir commented on her win: "I just thought my strength is in my kick and I just tried to trust it and hope nobody would catch me. I ran as hard as I could to the line.

"It is so nice to come here and not just get one medal but two and in such a competitive field. Those girls are fast. It means a lot." 

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