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The following news articles were published in 2021:  

HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.

Care home study highlights Covid‘s mental toll

Covid-related restrictions have caused mental distress to three out of four people who have relatives in care homes, a study shows.

Beach combers make their mark in gallery show

People living near Scotland’s vulnerable coasts can add to a growing archive of objects that will feature in an upcoming exhibition.

Bigger brains helped squirrels move up in the world

Squirrels and other tree-dwelling rodents evolved to have bigger brains than their burrowing cousins, a study suggests.

Sunlight linked with lower Covid-19 deaths

The top of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh basking in sunshine
Sunnier areas are associated with fewer deaths from Covid-19, an observational study suggests.

Endometriosis treatment boosted by EU project

Woman lying on a bed clutching her abdomen in pain
Researchers are joining a major international research project that aims to improve the treatment and quality of life of patients with endometriosis.

Edinburgh spinout aims to boost cancer testing

A University spinout aims to revolutionise the early diagnosis of difficult-to-detect cancers with a new blood-based biopsy device.

£8.7m scheme seeks better route to modern medicines

An £8.7 million collaboration led by the University and a global biotechnology company will seek to develop more cost-effective ways to make modern medicines.

High blood pressure puts one in three Nigerians at risk

Female doctor checking the patient's blood pressure
Nearly a third of Nigerians experience high blood pressure, a figure which has grown by 540 per cent since 1995, a study suggests.

€2m boost for gene and cell therapy info hub

A new EU-funded project is set to provide accessible and reliable information about cell and gene-based therapies.

New centre joins European supercomputing network

The University’s supercomputing centre, EPCC, is collaborating with another leading UK facility as part of a new Europe-wide network.

Musical time machine recreates lost performance

inside linlithgow palace virtually
Virtual reality and ground-breaking acoustic techniques are being used to recreate historical music performances that took place more than half a millennium ago.