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The following news articles were published in 2017:  

Weekend surgery has no impact on survival, study shows

Day of the week did not affect the survival chances of people undergoing emergency surgery, research has found.

Superbugs in the spotlight

Experts are gathering to explore how best to tackle the rising global superbug crisis.

Low-carbon business initiative comes to ECCI

The University is to host the Scottish arm of Europe’s largest climate entrepreneurship programme.

Art graduate reveals Venice vision

An Edinburgh College of Art graduate has revealed details of work she will exhibit at one of the world’s most prestigious art festivals.

Asthma study finds support saves lives

People with asthma should be given tailored support to help them manage their condition, experts say.

Pupils help scientists map marine life

School children are taking part in a project to help research into marine life off Scotland’s west coast.

Strategy to boost support for mental health

The University has launched a strategy to improve support for students at Edinburgh who experience mental health issues.

Milestone in bid to build complex organism

Scientists have made significant progress towards recreating a functioning synthetic organism from scratch.

University Court seeks new members

The University is seeking expressions of interest from people interested in serving on its governing body, the University Court.

Festival ties flourish in spectacular style

The University is partnering with Edinburgh International Festival for its awe-inspiring opening event, Bloom.

Alumni who helped shape South Africa

A key event in South Africa’s fight against apartheid has been marked by the University.

Astronauts touch down for science training

European astronauts have arrived in Edinburgh to have training from scientists at the University.