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The following news articles were published in 2024:   

Morals are key to views on lab-grown meat

People’s moral values could limit their uptake of lab-grown meat, a study suggests.

Adults face health threat from lack of physical activity

Almost 1.8 billion adults are at risk of illnesses such as heart disease, type-2 diabetes and some cancers owing to a lack of physical activity – and the situation is getting worse, a report suggests.

Eric Liddell awarded honorary degree 100 years after Olympic Gold

A century on from his gold medal-winning triumph at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, sporting hero Eric Liddell has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Tell-tale gene affects success of pain drug

Young woman experiencing stomach pain while lying on the sofa at home
Women who carry a particular form of a pain gene are more likely to respond well to a common medication used to treat long-term discomfort, research shows.

Scorching storms on distant worlds revealed

Astronomers have created the most detailed weather report so far for two distant worlds beyond our own solar system.

Data experts urge action on children’s sport

Data science specialists are shaping a Scotland-wide initiative that encourages more young people to take up sport and exercise.

New artwork honours legacy of trailblazing women medics

An intricate and innovative tapestry honouring the first women allowed to matriculate at a university in Britain has been unveiled at its long-term home in the city.

Researcher recognised for revolutionary cancer vaccine

A leading scientist whose discoveries led to the world’s first vaccine for cervical cancer has received a prestigious award from the University of Edinburgh.

Cutting processed meat intake brings health benefits

Reducing consumption of processed meat by around one-third could prevent more than 350,000 cases of diabetes in the US over 10 years, a study suggests.

Electricians and carers sought to launch careers in space

UKSA space bridge
Workers are being offered the chance to take their skills into orbit by enrolling in ground-breaking courses to prepare them for working in the space industry.

£25m policing boost for global child safety bid

An international research alliance that seeks to safeguard vulnerable children has been boosted by a record investment in cross-border policing.

Landmark transformed into epic canvas for art show

A model poses in front of one of El Anatsui's hanging metal artworks
A series of monumental wall sculptures are on display at the University of Edinburgh in the most comprehensive UK exhibition of one of Africa’s most acclaimed artists.