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Covid-19 – is the answer in our genes?

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A research team led by the University of Edinburgh suggests that our genetic code could predict the severity of Covid-19 in patients.They will look at the genetic blueprints of those who have Covid-19...
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University of Edinburgh wants minimum pricing for cigarettes

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Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say that introducing minimum pricing for tobacco products would improve the health of people living in economically disadvantaged areas.They want The Scottish Government to increase the price...

UK Government announces science funding for Scottish universities

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Five Scottish universities are to share in a pot of funding from the UK Government announced today.The overall investment for the UK of £179 million will be used to support the next generation...

Touching Stitches at the University of Edinburgh Library

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A remarkable archive of needlework that lay neglected in a cupboard for 50 years will be displayed at the University of Edinburgh over the next few months.The historic collection - donated by a renowned...

University Letting Service says demand exceeds supply

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A service that matches students with private accommodation in Edinburgh is hunting for more landlords after being short of potential spaces for 120 students for the upcoming academic year.Domus, The University of Edinburgh’s...

AI knows what you really think

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According to a study by the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics, AI can predict social media users’ views, even if they never post anything.a study suggests that who Twitter users follow and what...

James Tait Black literary award winners announced

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Tales of love and war win oldest book prizes in centenary yearA biography of a distinguished war correspondent and a novel about personal relationships amid political turmoil, have won the centenary awards of Britain’s...

Insect navigation could be applied to robots

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Nature’s insect navigators inspire robots that find their own wayNew understanding of how insects navigate using the sun and daylight could aid the development of guidance systems for robots.Scientists sought to better understand how...

University of Edinburgh museum events in May

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1st May: Japanese Tea Ceremony St Cecilia’s Hall, 50 Niddry Street 2pm – 3.30pm, Tickets £5In partnership with Japanese Arts and Culture International, this event, led by Mio Shapley, Director of JACI and Japanese Tea Ceremony...
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University makes DNA discovery

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Research by University of Edinburgh has discovered that DNA is managed like climbers’ ropes to unravel knotted strands.The findings help explain how about 2 metres of DNA can be neatly packaged in each of...
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Research into the family dinner shows lasting benefits

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A scheme that helped parents plan well-balanced family dinners for three months kept their children healthier for years after, a study has found. Low-income families who were given simple recipe kits to cook five healthy...
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Smart devices need better security say researchers

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Smart home systems must switch to better security, study findsThe security of smart domestic appliances that can be managed remotely must be improved to better protect users' privacy, research suggests.Experts have identified steps that...
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Wave energy technology tested at Edinburgh’s FloWave tank

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Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homesA wave energy technology is being developed that could help generate low-cost electricity for thousands of houses.The device costs less than conventional designs, has fewer...

Renewable energy storage could be placed in the seabed

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North Sea rocks could act as large-scale renewable energy storesRocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, new research suggests.An advanced technique could be used...
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Judging begins for The James Tait Black Prizes

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The oldest book awards are approaching an important milestone. The annual James Tait Black Prizes – presented by the University since 1919 – have recognised many landmark works and continue to encourage great new writing. More...
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University researchers say cave artists were astronomers

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Prehistoric cave art reveals ancient use of complex astronomy Some of the world's oldest cave paintings have revealed how ancient people had relatively advanced knowledge of astronomy. It was previously believed that the artworks, at sites...
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University researchers reveal their latest find

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An unusually complex form of one of the most abundant chemical elements on Earth has been revealed in the lab for the first time.Researchers led by the University of Edinburgh created a crystallised version...

Fionna Carlisle ‘s portraits of the Lothian Birth Cohorts on display now

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Portraits of the participants in a university research project and a 3D-printed brain are only some of the exhibits at The Fire Station from tomorrow.An intricate crystal etching of the brain’s wiring is also...
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At Talbot Rice – Tremble Tremble, Jesse Jones and At the Gates

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Women’s struggle for power central  to two shows at Talbot Rice  The recent referendum on abortion in Ireland is the backdrop for Tremble Tremble, Jess Jones' arresting artwork that represented her country at the 2018...

Exhibition of portraits of celebrated research group will show you how to age well

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Perceptive portraits of celebrated group captures how to age well A group of people now in their eighties and nineties have been photographed as part of the Lothian Birth Cohort (LBC) study of which they...

Research shows statins have ‘limited use’

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Statins show little promise for conditions other than heart disease Research by University of Edinburgh suggests that medicines commonly prescribed to reduce people’s risk of heart attack may have limited use for treating other diseases.Previous...

STEM family fun day in Leith tomorrow

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Science and technology community roadshow at Leith Academy A day of free family friendly activities will take place in Leith on Saturday 22 September 2018 as part of a programme focused on igniting interest in Science,...

At St Cecilia’s Hall – a piano that plays itself

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A self-playing grand piano performing a classical composition that has been beamed to the moon and back is part of a new art installation in Scotland’s oldest concert hall, St Cecilia's in the Cowgate. Artist...

Study shows that certain exercises will reduce child obesity

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Strength-based exercises could help child obesity fight, an Edinburgh University study findsResearch conducted by a PhD student at University of Edinburgh in association with researchers from Dundee University, suggests that encouraging young people to...

University of Edinburgh report on carbon emissions

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Research by scientists from University of Edinburgh says that carbon emissions from tree felling in African savannas is three times worse than previously thought.The impact on one of the world's major ecosystems the Miombo...

Routine heart scans could save thousands of lives

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University of Edinburgh research published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that heart scans on patients experiencing chest pains could save thousands of lives in the UK.If the life-saving scans are...

Come and join us at The Edinburgh Reporter September #Instameet

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The Edinburgh Reporter invites local and not so local Instagrammers to come along to an exclusive hour or so in the fabulous St Cecilia's Hall on Niddry Street courtesy of the University of Edinburgh.You...

Artificial structures in the sea can be a good thing

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Structures such as oil platforms can help protect sea creatures threatened by climate change and habitat loss according to research by scientists at University of Edinburgh.They go on to suggest that rigs, shipwrecks and...

Edinburgh University developing technology to warn of extreme weather

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University of Edinburgh research will improve warnings and forecasts of extreme weather and natural disasters worldwide.In a new partnership with Orbital Micro Systems (OMS) the Univeristy will process information to analyse weather for public...

University of Edinburgh researchers are monitoring volcanoes

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University of Edinburgh scientists are monitoring one of the world’s most active volcanoes to study the link between earthquakes and eruptions.They are tracking the seismic activity on Isabela Island in the Pacific Ocean –...

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