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The following news articles were published in 2017:  

£1m investment will be force for social good

The University has invested £1 million in a new partnership that seeks to dismantle poverty and create opportunity for people and communities across the UK.

DNA finding may shed light on childhood disorder

New insights into how our cells store and manage DNA during cell division could help point towards the causes of a rare developmental condition.

Scientists join quest for elusive particles

Researchers from Edinburgh are taking part in a flagship international experiment to study the properties of fundamental sub-atomic particles, called neutrinos.

Vet students host landmark ethics event

Students and leading ethics experts are to co-host an event highlighting difficult moral challenges facing vets.

Safe CO2 storage test aids top research project

A new method that inexpensively monitors the safe storage of industrial greenhouse gas emissions is to be used by a leading research project.

Antioxidant could boost cell-based therapies

Cell therapies being developed to treat a range of conditions could be improved by a chemical compound that aids their survival, research suggests.

UK oil and gas reserves may last only a decade

The Scottish and UK oil industries are entering their final decade of production, research suggests.

Tickets shift for historic rugby matches

Tickets are selling fast for two matches that feature one of university sport’s greatest match-ups.

Record sales for Edinburgh University Press

The University’s publishing subsidiary has reported a record year of sales in its latest financial results.

Sheep gene study may help breed healthier animals

Fresh insights into the genetic code of sheep could aid breeding programmes to improve their health and productivity.

Online course revisits the saga of the Jacobites

The true story of exile, rebellion and the battle for three kingdoms is to feature in a new free online programme.

Chemistry student is three-minute marvel

An Edinburgh science student is celebrating success in a UK-wide competition aimed at improving communications skills.