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The following news articles were published in 2017:  

Talk highlights relics’ forensic role

An expert in battlefield archaeology will tell a University event how historic evidence can assist modern forensic investigations.

Event highlights pluses of Erasmus scheme

Edinburgh is leading celebrations to mark the 30th year of the European Union’s leading student and staff exchange programme.

Climate change scholars begin online studies

Students from countries at high risk from climate change have begun new charity funded scholarships at Edinburgh.

Acclaimed poet considers her craft

An award-winning writer and Edinburgh alumna will reflect on how poetry is presented to the world at a University event.

University joins BBC data science partnership

BBC Research & Development has announced a five-year research partnership with eight UK Universities, including Edinburgh, to unlock the potential of data in the media.

Hardy corals make moves to build reefs from scratch

Resilient species of coral can move to inhospitable areas and lay the foundations for new reefs, a study shows.

Biotech company raises $42.5m to treat sight loss

Edinburgh researchers are scientific co-founders of a new medical therapeutics company developing treatments for a common cause of blindness.

Worms aid quest for asthma therapies

People with asthma could be helped by a new therapy based on a molecule produced by parasitic worms, research suggests.

$1bn Chinese biomedical campus opens

The partnership with Zhejiang University is the first of its type for the University and for China.

Artist’s video works brings new depths to gallery

Thousands of dark pebbles taken from Scottish riverbeds will transform the University’s Talbot Rice Gallery as it hosts work by acclaimed artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah.

Scientists help chart neutron star collision

Edinburgh scientists have taken part in the first detection and analysis of a powerful astronomical event – the merger of two very dense neutron stars.

Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme of weight they carry, research suggests.