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The following news articles were published in 2018:  

DNA study casts light on cell division mystery

Scientists have solved a longstanding puzzle of how cells are able to tightly package DNA to enable healthy cell division.

Brushing doesn’t stop effects of snacks on young teeth

Tooth brushing only partly protects against the effects of sugary snacks on children’s teeth, research suggests.

Overseas pines threaten native tree species

Exotic pine tree species planted next to native Scots pine forests should be removed to limit the risk of disease to native trees, new research suggests.

Flu study seeks volunteers to link genes to severe cases

Volunteers are being invited to take part in a flu study to understand why some people are more susceptible to the virus than others.

Two simple tests could help to pinpoint cause of stroke

Detecting the cause of the deadliest form of stroke could be improved by a simple blood test added alongside a routine brain scan, research suggests.

Researchers use app to help predict landslides

Edinburgh researchers are using digital technology to help predict landslides in Latin America.

Rogue waves find could aid offshore platform design

New understanding of unusually large ocean waves could help inform the design of oil platforms and other offshore structures.

Staff recognised in New Year’s Honours

Ten staff members have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

Initiative targets fintech growth

Edinburgh will play a key role in a new body set up to boost growth in Scotland’s financial technology sector.

Access route opens doors for study

A new programme is helping people who want to study at Edinburgh, who feel they may have missed their chance.

Massive boost for student facilities

The University is investing £200 million over the next eight years to dramatically improve facilities for students.