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The following news articles were published in 2021:  

Study seeks to better understand Traveller heritage

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People with at least two grandparents from the Traveller community are being asked to take part in a new genetic study.

Extensive scale of phone data sharing revealed

Mobile phone users
Privacy concerns have been raised by scientists investigating levels of data collection and information sharing from a range of popular mobile phones.

Art show’s radical vision revisited 50 years on

A tree-planting ceremony is being held at Edinburgh College of Art to mark the 50th anniversary of a ground-breaking Festival exhibition.

Remote monitoring provides help for Covid-19 patients

Doctor on the phone
Patients at risk of developing severe Covid-19 symptoms have been successfully treated at an early stage thanks to the use of a remote monitoring service.

New educational centre for Craigmillar

Two new learning centres have officially opened in Edinburgh and Glasgow this week and are set to empower thousands of young people to achieve their academic and career ambitions.

Data can help football up its game, study shows

Smart analysis of football-related data can help the Scottish game build back better from the pandemic, a study suggests.

Former PM Gordon Brown to lead Future Economy event

An event exploring the role of the economy in healing and securing the planet will be led by former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

Bee music by ‘Swarmzy’ creates art show buzz

He was quite the Renaissance man … clergyman, grammarian and naturalist. Now music written by Elizabethan polymath Charles Butler is about to enthrall a new audience.

Scottish Varsity Rugby returns

The Men’s Scottish Varsity Rugby Match returns this weekend.

Royal Society of Edinburgh honours academics

Five Edinburgh scholars have been recognised for their exceptional achievements in science, academia, and public engagement.

Unequal fertility services access for cancer survivors

Side view of scientist handling oocytes and sperm for cryopreservation to be stored in liquid nitrogen.
Young people who survive cancer are at risk of missing out on the chance of one day having children, research shows.

£1m climate change programme launched to help Scottish businesses

hand with globe and tree
A new partnership designed to empower Scottish companies and help them become climate change leaders has been launched by the University of Edinburgh and Royal Bank of Scotland.