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The following news articles were published in 2018:  

Students help shape new centre designs

Feedback from students has informed plans for an ambitious new hub that houses a range of support services.

Mental health boost for African mothers

A new initiative highlights that maternal mental health across Africa must be addressed as a priority to combat significant human and economic costs.

Acclaimed artist offers creative insights

​​​​​​​A renowned artist is to offer a personal perspective on her highly respected work during a lecture at Edinburgh College of Art.

Staff and students hit film festival red carpet

This year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival will feature more work by Edinburgh staff, students and graduates than ever before.

Music entry more attuned to students’ needs

​​​​​​​Pupils with no school music qualifications are now able to study for the BMus undergraduate degree in music at Edinburgh.

CERN upgrade to enable new chapter in physics

Edinburgh researchers will help further the understanding of the physical universe following a major upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, which is under way.

Gene-edited pigs are resistant to billion dollar virus

Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world’s most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code.

Brexit milestone is focus of public debate

Two years on from the vote for the UK to leave the EU, a distinguished panel of experts will discuss its implications.

Intensive farming has limited success, study finds

A flagship strategy for helping to end hunger while protecting biodiversity is having limited success in low and middle-income countries, a study has found.

Blood test spots patients’ infection risk

Patients in intensive care could be helped by a new test that pinpoints those at risk of developing secondary infections such as pneumonia.

Wayra partnership develops technology ventures

The University is entering into a partnership that will support new companies working in artificial intelligence and blockchain.

Stem cell therapy mends broken hearts

Heart attack survivors are benefiting from a pioneering therapy involving stem cells harvested from their own blood.