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The following news articles were published in 2017:  

Sanctuary walk offers support to refugees

A sponsored walk highlighting the plight of refugees is to help provide educational opportunities for displaced people in Scotland.

Oyster gene tool set to boost yields

Oyster farmers are set to benefit from a new genetic tool that will help to prevent disease outbreaks and improve yields.

Flickr study gives snapshot of coral reefs’ value

Computer-led analysis of tourist snaps has estimated that coral reefs contribute $36 billion per year to the global tourist economy.

Women drive quest for insights into hidden condition

Women with endometriosis – a common and painful disease linked to infertility – have called for more studies to understand its causes and find a possible cure.

Researchers identify childhood blindness gene

A genetic mutation that contributes to sight loss in children has been identified by scientists.

Drug to tackle lung scarring shows promise

People with a lung scarring condition that leaves them fighting for breath could be helped by a new medication, research suggests.

Animal welfare courses earn accolade

Two leading courses in animal welfare education have been commended for their innovative approach.

Experts seek to shape bright future for North Sea

Businesses and researchers are coming together to identify opportunities for economic development in the North Sea.

Art students make waves in Venice

Five Edinburgh students are working with acclaimed artist Rachel Maclean as she represents Scotland at a world-renowned contemporary art festival.

Autism-linked condition helped by diabetes drug

A widely used diabetes medication could help people with a common inherited form of autism, research shows.

Scientists pinpoint key bowel disease gene

A key gene that helps to explain an underlying cause of incurable bowel disorders such as Crohn’s disease has been identified by scientists.

Clean sweep for boat race team

Rowers from Edinburgh secured an emphatic victory over their oldest rivals – Glasgow – in the Scottish Boat Race.