The latest news from the University of Edinburgh.
The following news articles were published in 2017:
Sleep out makes big impact
Students and staff at Edinburgh who joined a mass sleep out to help end homelessness have exceeded their fundraising target.
Study sheds light on meaning of rock art
Archaeologists have shed new light on the possible meaning of mysterious rock markings found in Neolithic tombs in Europe.
Music stars band together for dementia concert
Big names from Scotland’s music scene are joining forces for an intimate concert to benefit ground-breaking research into dementia.
Steroid study sheds light on side effects of medicines
Fresh insights into key hormones found in commonly prescribed medicines have been discovered, providing further understanding of the medicines’ side effects.
Study links extreme weather to human impact
Man-made climate warming increased the risk of extreme weather events in 2016, according to a report featuring Edinburgh research.
£3.8m brings lung imaging devices closer to clinic
A £3.8 million funding boost will advance the development of next generation medical devices that monitor disease deep inside the lungs.
530m-year-old fossil eye could be world’s oldest
A 530-million-year-old fossil contains what could be the oldest eye ever discovered, a study reveals.
Algae could feed and fuel planet using hi-tech tool
Vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae using a new gene-editing technique, a study suggests.
Seizure study sheds light on lasting brain effects
Prolonged convulsive seizures in childhood could be linked to the development of other brain conditions, a study suggests.
Homeless people and pets focus of student appeal
Vet students are spreading Christmas cheer this winter by distributing rucksacks filled with essential items to homeless people and their pets.
Gene experts set to tackle pest control
Experts are to investigate how genetic techniques could be applied to help control pest species.
Law alumnus part of Nobel Peace Prize team
An Edinburgh graduate who played a key role in the organisation will receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.