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The following news articles were published in 2017:  

Experts urge action on poisons in Asia

Policy makers in Asia should withdraw the most harmful pesticides from small-scale farms to help reduce rates of self-poisoning, research suggests.

Delhi students to perform at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

A team of students from Delhi University will perform at the world’s biggest arts festival.

Immune study points to lung therapies

Fresh insight into how the immune system keeps itself in check could lead to new ways of fighting chronic lung disease.

£5.5m bid to boost livestock health in Africa

Vet experts are delivering a £5.5 million initiative to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in sub-Saharan Africa.

Student’s idea leads to Antarctic volcano discovery

An Edinburgh student has helped identify what may be the largest volcanic region on Earth.

Scientists help predict Neptune’s chemical make-up

Scientists have helped solve the mystery of what lies beneath the surface of Neptune – the most distant planet in our solar system.

Global Cultural Fellows build on festivals' promise

Artists from around the world have gathered in Edinburgh as part of a new project that uses the city’s festivals to explore how the arts can connect people and cultures.

Charity to offer pupils summer breaks

A new charity co-founded by Edinburgh staff is to provide summer breaks for young people with learning disabilities.

Scientists rename prehistoric crocodile species

A new species of prehistoric sea crocodile has been identified by scientists.

Pro-vaccine messages can boost belief in MMR myths

Current strategies for correcting misinformation about the dangers of vaccinations have the opposite effect and reinforce ill-founded beliefs, a study suggests.

Literary awards for tales of love and loss

A novel exploring an unlikely relationship between two actors and a biography that opens a window on the world of fine art have won Britain’s oldest literary awards.

Gold specks raise hopes for better cancer treatments

A tiny medical device containing gold specks could boost the effects of cancer medication and reduce its harm, research suggests.