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The following news articles were published in 2017:  

Lung probe aims to cut antibiotic overuse

A new imaging tool that rapidly diagnoses bacterial lung infections could help prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics in intensive care units.

Walks through city's scientific past launched

A series of walking tours has been launched that will lead visitors to Edinburgh in the footsteps of Darwin, Hutton and Higgs, all via a mobile app.

Principal’s statement regarding Article 50

I have written to all students and staff today, as the Prime Minister invokes Article 50 which starts the formal two-year negotiation of the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union.

FloWave facility sets sights on new horizons

A world-leading marine energy testing facility is to become a fully integrated part of the University.

Study lends insight into brain disorders

Fresh discoveries about a range of neurological disorders may inform the development of new therapies.

Student body wins national award

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) has been praised for the services and support it offers.

Tolstoy descendant to give Russian lecture

One of Russia’s leading contemporary writers, Tatyana Tolstaya, will give a lecture at the University this week.

Purple menu raises funds for epilepsy day

Purple food will be the order of the day at a restaurant backing a new drive to raise funds for epilepsy research.

Spread of ages is key to impact of disease

How a disease outbreak affects a group of animals depends on the breakdown of ages in the population, an animal study has shown.

Weekend surgery has no impact on survival

Day of the week did not affect the survival chances of people undergoing emergency surgery, research has found.

Superbugs in the spotlight

Experts are gathering to explore how best to tackle the rising global superbug crisis.

Low-carbon business initiative comes to ECCI

The University is to host the Scottish arm of Europe’s largest climate entrepreneurship programme.