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The following news articles were published in 2017:  

Fish reveal clues to healing spinal cord injuries

Fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their nerve connections could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries.

New take on old climate may inform Paris targets

Moves to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change should consider a new analysis of historical temperature changes, research suggests.

Depression changes brain structure, study suggests

Changes in the brain’s structure that could be the result of depression have been identified in a major scanning study.

Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat

Analysis of natural sparkling mineral water has given scientists valuable clues on how to locate hot water springs.

Dementia prevention hopes raised by major scan study

Dementia researchers are to receive a £1.9 million investment to identify the earliest brain changes associated with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.  

Materials study targets industry corrosion and wear

Scientists at the University are taking part in research to understand and control processes that lead to the corrosion and wear of materials in industry.

Liver study reveals back-up repair system

Fresh insights into how the liver repairs itself after damage could pave the way for new therapies, experts say.

Course helps readers share a love of books

The University has collaborated with the Edinburgh International Book Festival to help book lovers get the best out of their reading.

History graduate proves age is no barrier

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology has celebrated the graduation of its oldest ever student.

WikiLeaks gave Trump edge in campaign, tweets show

Criticism of Hillary Clinton over documents posted by WikiLeaks played a key role in her failed US presidential campaign, analysis of social media suggests.

University to play pivotal role in creating Data Capital of Europe

The University of Edinburgh will be a key partner in a major initiative that seeks to make Edinburgh and its surrounding region the European leader for applying data science to products and services.

Engineers offer expertise to Rwandan schools

An Edinburgh initiative to help school children better understand biomedical engineering has been exported to Rwanda.