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The following news articles were published in 2017:  

Space dust may transport life between worlds

Life on our planet might have originated from biological particles brought to Earth in streams of space dust, a study suggests.

Rugby stars take on sports quiz to aid MND research

Scottish rugby legends are gathering for a sports-themed quiz to raise funds for research into motor neurone disease.

Principal honoured with Edinburgh Award

University Principal Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea has received the city of Edinburgh's highest annual accolade.

Students shine at 3 Day Startup

A home-use blood-test kit and an app to help new car owners were among business ideas produced by Edinburgh students and graduates.

Student co-op praised for re-use efforts

A pioneering community co-operative led by Edinburgh students has won a prestigious award.

Immune finding raises allergy treatment hopes

Scientists have made a fundamental discovery about how our body’s immune system clears harmful infections.

Carbon nanotubes may pose cancer risk

Carbon nanotubes used in manufacturing could pose the same cancer risk as asbestos, Edinburgh researchers suggest.

Chimp study reveals how brain’s structure shaped evolution

Chimpanzee brains may be more different from those of humans than was previously thought, according to new research that sheds light on our evolution.

Amazon’s recovery limited by climate change

Deforested areas of the Amazon Basin have a limited ability to recover because of recent changes in climate, a study shows.

Walkabout app puts city’s literary highlights on map

A free interactive app has been launched so that people worldwide can explore Edinburgh’s literary history.

Russian film festival has contemporary focus

Four new features are to be screened during Edinburgh’s Russian Film Week.

Huawei 5G deal focuses on AI and smart robotics

Edinburgh experts and global telecoms firm Huawei are to collaborate on the development of artificially intelligent robots supported by next-generation wireless networks.