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The following news articles were published in 2021:  

Tiny bubble study could improve dentists’ tools

People’s teeth-chattering experiences in the dentist’s chair could be improved by fresh insights into how tiny, powerful bubbles are formed by ultra-fast vibrations, a study suggests.

University completes divestment from fossil fuels

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The University has completed its divestment from fossil fuels, marking a significant milestone in its journey to become carbon neutral by 2040.

Making music tunes up wellbeing during lockdown

Spontaneous group music making is associated with a number of wellbeing benefits – even if the performers are not in the same room – a study shows.

Scottish vaccine roll-out working, data suggests

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Vaccination has been linked to a substantial reduction in the risk of Covid-19 admissions to Scotland’s hospitals, landmark research suggests.

Centre of excellence to tackle MS

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Multiple sclerosis research is to be boosted by new funding for a research hub dedicated to tackling the disease.

Experts highlight need for devolved climate plan

The Scottish Government must work more effectively with regional and local authorities if it is to meet its climate change targets, research suggests.

Climate change concern unaffected by pandemic

Covid-19 has not made people any less concerned about climate change – despite the pandemic disrupting and dominating many aspects of their lives, a study suggests.

AI start-ups selected for development scheme

Entrepreneurs creating AI-powered robotic gloves, personalised medicine technology and digital tools for the circular economy are among groups set to benefit from a start-up support scheme.

Milestone occasion has community at its heart

People attending a celebration marking 60 years of community education at Edinburgh will hear why the subject remains as vital as ever.

Mediterranean diet linked to thinking skills

People who eat a Mediterranean-style diet—particularly one rich in green leafy vegetables and low in meat—are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a study shows.

Human rights lawyer elected Rector

Prominent human rights lawyer Debora Kayembe has been named as Rector of the University.

Bringing music and heritage home

Two University of Edinburgh Museums projects aim to bring culture into the homes of people with health and social disadvantages across Edinburgh.