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The following news articles were published in 2021:  

Spy novel brief gives author a licence to thrill

Creative writing lecturer Kim Sherwood has accepted a mission to die for … reimaging one of spy fiction’s most celebrated characters.

Bayes Centre becomes Official Nominator for The Earthshot Prize

A programme run by the Bayes Centre to support promising start-up companies, has been chosen as an Official Nominator for a prestigious environmental prize.

Roslin spinout gains investment for cell therapy

A new partnership between University spinout company RoslinCT and GHO Capital Partners, a specialist investor in global healthcare, will drive forward world-leading development of advanced cell therapies.

Covid-19 linked to complications during pregnancy

Pregnant woman being vaccinated against covid-19 while wearing a facemask
Women who have Covid-19 towards the end of their pregnancy are vulnerable to birth-related complications. They are more likely to have complications than those who get Covid-19 in the earlier stages of pregnancy or who haven’t had Covid-19 at all.

Country houses research inspires medal success

An Edinburgh student has received a prestigious medal for insightful research into representations of national identity in 18th-century Scottish country houses

Staff achievements recognised in New Year Honours

honours for alumni
Two members of the University community have been rewarded in the Queen's New Year Honours list 2022.

Auld Lang Syne ritual lodged in Scotland’s past

It is a custom observed worldwide by millions every New Year … now research has uncovered why revellers link arms when they sing Auld Lang Syne.

Rare dinosaur embryo shows bird-like posture

An exquisitely preserved embryo, found inside a fossilised dinosaur egg, sheds new light on the link between the behaviour of modern birds and dinosaurs, according to a new study.

Covid-19 vaccine protection wanes after three months

The protection offered by the Oxford-Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccine declines after three months of receiving two doses, a study says.

Disparities in breast cancer care quality have reduced

Mammogram being performed
Regional variation in chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer across Scotland has reduced significantly over the past 15 years, according to a new study.

Study shows how news shapes humanitarian aid

Media coverage of humanitarian crises can increase governments’ allocation of emergency aid — whether or not the crisis merits it, a study suggests.

Covid survey can help young lives, experts say

Parents of children with intellectual disabilities are sharing their lockdown experiences with researchers so families can be better supported in future.