Academics, tutors and support staff have been recognised at Edinburgh University Students' Association's annual Teaching Awards.
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Jayasiri Premàratne
Michael Sabin
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Undergraduate Open Day

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George Thompson
Carolyn Murphy
Scientists have shown how earthquakes and storms in the Himalaya can increase the impact of deadly floods in one of Earth’s most densely populated areas.
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Scientists have shown how earthquakes and storms in the Himalaya can increase

Hard rocks from Himalayas raise flood risk

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The Royal Society of Edinburgh Gifford Discussion Forum will take place on Wednesday 10 May at 6pm.

Professor Jeffrey Stout will be joined by leading international academics to discuss questions from the audience arising from his Gifford Lecture Series, "Religion Unbound: Ideals and Powers from Cicero to King".
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The Royal Society of Edinburgh Gifford Discussion Forum

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Protected forests in developing nations are losing large numbers of trees and creating significant carbon emissions, despite their special status.
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Protected forests in developing nations are losing large numbers of trees and

Special status fails to protect forests from illegal tree loss

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Andrew Muraya Mbaru
Mark Villeneuve
Agustín Dieste
Tiny particles such as those released from vehicle exhausts can work their way into the blood stream, potentially raising the risk of heart attack and stroke, researchers have found.
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Tiny particles such as those released from vehicle exhausts can work their

Study reveals pollution risk for heart health

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Noah Clancy
Olga Fatica
Pioneering medical students are to scale one of South America’s highest peaks where they will carry out vital research.
Students on the APEX 5 (Altitude Physiology Expedition 5) will be working in a pop-up laboratory in a ski lodge at 5,300 metres.
They prepared for their 11-day trip with a final training session on the climbing wall at the University's Centre for Sport & Exercise.
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Students in peak condition for research trip | The University of Edinburgh

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Bridget Agboola
The director of the Talbot Rice Gallery is to take the helm of Ireland’s show Ireland at Venice at the world’s most prestigious visual art festival Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia) next month.
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The director of the Talbot Rice Gallery is to take the helm

Gallery head to oversee Ireland's art show at Venice

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New advice for doctors could prevent almost 3000 heart attacks being missed each year, Edinburgh researchers say.

Call for guidelines on using blood tests to diagnose heart attacks to be urgently implemented to help save lives.
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New advice for doctors could prevent almost 3000 heart attacks being missed

Heart test changes could save lives

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Abhinav Mathur
Twitter users who back Scottish independence are more likely to use Scots words in their posts – except when tweeting about the referendum issue itself.
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Twitter users who back Scottish independence are more likely to use Scots

Tweet study sheds light on Scots language use

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Daniel Peter Justin McCarthy
Professor Jeffrey Stout's Gifford Lecture Series 'Religion Unbound: Ideals and Powers from Cicero to King' will start on 1 May.

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Professor Jeffrey Stout - Religion Unbound: Ideals and Powers from Cicero to King

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Experts say changing the way students are given feedback could help them adopt a more appropriate mindset and improve their psychological wellbeing.
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Experts say changing the way students are given feedback could help them

Attitudes to learning may influence mental health

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Professor Jeffrey Stout's Gifford Lecture Series 'Religion Unbound: Ideals and Powers from Cicero to King' will start on 1 May.
Professor Jeffrey Stouts Gifford Lecture Series Religion Unbound Ideals and Powers from

Religion Unbound: Ideals and Powers from Cicero to King

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Raul Solis
Evidence from a historic site appears to confirm the date of a comet strike that killed thousands.

The event also wiped out many large animal species, and triggered a mini ice age.
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Evidence from a historic site appears to confirm the date of a

Ancient stone confirms date of comet strike

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Ven. John McKay Congerton
Susanne Olsrud Hotvedt
Having a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the brain, research has found.

The findings help explain why patients have a greater risk of catching life-threatening infections, such as pneumonia, after having a stroke.
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Having a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the brain research has found

Immune discovery points to stroke therapy

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Maggie McCole
Sonal Katyal
Scientists have identified a key molecule linked to kidney disease in people with diabetes.

The findings shed light on the causes of this common diabetes complication and could lead to new therapies, researchers say.
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Scientists have identified a key molecule linked to kidney disease in people with diabetes

Diabetes study offers hope for kidney patients

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Amina Durrani Khan
Cells in the retina communicate directly with areas of the brain to influence biological rhythms through a molecule called vasopressin, the study found.

The findings shed light on the mechanisms of the body clock and could help researchers understand how to overcome jet lag.
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Cells in the retina communicate directly with areas of the brain to

Eye cells shed light on jet lag

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The University is joining five other institutions to form the UK Dementia Research Institute, a £250m initiative bringing together world-leading expertise and cutting-edge facilities.
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The University is joining five other institutions to form the UK Dementia

Experts join £250m dementia initiative

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Alex Cavell
Daniel Peter Justin McCarthy
John N Sutherland
Remote sensing tools such as drones and other satellites can help farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa make better use of their land, experts say.
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Remote sensing tools such as drones and other satellites can help farmers

Drone use can boost African agriculture industry, experts claim

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Complex scientific problems could be solved by researchers with improved access to supercomputing facilities, following a £2.4 million investment.
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Complex scientific problems could be solved by researchers with improved access to

Upgrade helps supercomputer tackle new challenges

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