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The following news articles were published in 2020:  

Multiple measures boost Covid fight, study finds

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Public health restrictions put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus are ranked for their effectiveness in a global study.

Mass screening method cuts Covid testing costs

Using a new mathematical approach to screen large groups for Covid-19 could be around 20 times cheaper than individual testing, a study suggests.

£2m donation to support regenerative medicine research

An international philanthropist has announced a major commitment to the University of Edinburgh to boost research into tissue regeneration and repair.

Edinburgh to lead on boosting UK researchers

The University of Edinburgh has been selected to lead a major UK-wide collaboration that will shape the research leaders of the next generation.

Academics awarded prestigious fellowships

Academics awarded prestigious fellowships
Three Edinburgh academics have been announced as recipients of a UK government fellowship that supports early career researchers and innovators with remarkable potential.

Covid-19’s effect on rural lives to be measured

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How Covid-19 has affected people living in rural communities in Scotland is to be captured in a new survey.

Cyber centre set to reduce digital harm

A team of Edinburgh scientists will play a key role in a new cyber security centre that will help keep citizens safe online.

Staff recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

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Five members of University staff have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Team honours legacy of MND research champion

Team honours legacy of MND research champion
A youth football side is teaming up with medical researchers to raise awareness of a devastating condition that affects the brain.

Experts show how smart giving transforms lives

Charitable giving to global development initiatives could be transformed by technology to be showcased at a virtual University event.

Trio enters Sports Hall of Fame

Three leading figures from hockey, netball and squash have been inducted into the University’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Shutting schools increases Covid-19 deaths, study finds

Closing schools during the pandemic would result in more overall deaths in the long term than keeping them open, according to fresh analysis of the data that informed the government’s decision on lockdown.