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Coronavirus (Covid-19) news
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The following news articles were published in 2020:
Community’s pandemic response receives University support
Projects supporting those most severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas have been awarded funding from the University of Edinburgh.
Experts urge fresh thinking on tree protection
Efforts to protect Earth’s most vulnerable natural habitats should focus on temperate and tropical dry forests as much as rainforests, research suggests.
Shanghai partnership to build One Health links
The University has reinforced its commitment to building partnerships with the world’s leading universities by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Artists view space data through creative lens
Five artists are embarking on a creative mission with a difference … helping people to view satellite data in a whole new light.
Inventor of Hepatitis C cure receives prestigious prize
A medicinal chemist who found a cure for the viral disease hepatitis C has received a prestigious award from the University of Edinburgh.
Scientist wins leading brain research prize
The world’s biggest neuroscience prize has been awarded to an Edinburgh scientist for his work to understand a rare neurological disorder.
Early learning innovator awarded science prize
An educationalist with a passion for early years learning has received the University’s annual prize for raising public interest in science.
Abdominal fat cells could aid sepsis fight
Key cells found in abdominal fat tissue could aid the fight against life-threatening infections including sepsis, research suggests.
Prehistoric crocs imitated whales to rule oceans
A group of deadly crocodiles from the Jurassic period came to rule the ancient seas by mimicking not only the shape of whales and dolphins but their senses too, research shows.
Edinburgh joins drive for action on climate change
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are to join 40 of the world’s leading climate research universities to form an alliance to address the threat posed by climate change.
Respiratory disease expert wins alumni award
Zhong Nanshan, an epidemiologist renowned for discovering the SARS coronavirus, has won the first Being Edinburgh award.
Coronavirus update from the Principal
In his latest message, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor thanks all members of the University community for their courage, conviction, passion, and innovation in responding to the challenges of the pandemic and looks forward to a strong future.