Scientists have solved a decades-old puzzle about a widely used metal, with extreme pressure experiments and powerful supercomputing.

Their discovery reveals important fundamental aspects of the element lithium, the lightest and simplest metal in the periodic table.
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Scientists have solved a decadesold puzzle about a widely used metal with

Piling on pressure solves mystery about metal

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Ann McGuckin
UK ranks 1st in international student satisfaction with 86% of students recommending UK experience to others.

International students are more likely to recommend the UK than any other leading English-language study destination.
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#weareinternational #CompAdv17

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UK ranks 1st in international student satisfaction with 86 of students recommending

Universities UK

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Edward Lee
Jimmy Adetona
So-called ant-plants carefully manage the amount and sweetness of nectar produced on their flowers and leaves, a study shows.

This enables them to attract ants – which aggressively deter herbivores – while also luring insects that will spread pollen.
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The School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh
Socalled antplants carefully manage the amount and sweetness of nectar produced on

Crops’ sweet bribes for ants help them bear fruit

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A test developed by University scientists to check for leaks from carbon capture and storage (CCS) sites has been used for the first time.
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A test developed by University scientists to check for leaks from carbon

Scientists apply fingerprint test for CO2 storage

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Are you eligible for funding from Student Awards Agency Scotland ( SAAS )?
Only one week left to submit your SAAS application and ensure the funding is in place for the start of your course.

Submit the application by Friday 30 June: [ Saas.gov.uk Link ]
Are you eligible for funding from Student Awards Agency Scotland SAAS

Student Awards Agency For Scotland

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Suzi Irvine
Wwalker Sstacey
Yukti Lamba
Summer graduations will soon be here with thousands of students receiving their degree. Join us and help celebrate! #EdinburghGrad
Summer graduations will soon be here with thousands of students receiving their
Mamoun Al Wareh
Specialist antenatal clinics for severely obese mums-to-be can help cut rates of pregnancy complications, research has found.

Women who received the specialist care were eight times less likely to have a stillbirth. Health experts say the clinic helps them to spot signs of complications sooner, so that women can be given appropriate treatment.
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Specialist antenatal clinics for severely obese mumstobe can help cut rates of

Clinics cut pregnancy risks for obese women

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Edinburgh students have raised funds to improve the living conditions of a family of Syrian refugees in Jordan.
The Edinburgh University Middle Eastern Society raised money at its annual charity ball to assist the family of eight from Daraa in southwest Syria.
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Edinburgh students have raised funds to improve the living conditions of a

Student society helps to rehouse refugees

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Youssef Madbouly
Students, staff and the wider public are invited to to have their say on design proposals for the new Student Centre at the University.
The consultation event will take place on Tuesday 27 June at Teviot Row House, 2pm - 8pm.

The new building will be linked to an expansion and renovation of the existing Student Union facility at Teviot Row House.
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Students staff and the wider public are invited to to have their

Have your say on new student centre

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James Barisic
Eleni Nestoros
Camilla Hallman
This year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival features several University collaborations, including an evening with Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter and producer Oliver Stone.
Academics from across the University will also be taking part in a range of talks, workshops and a film studies summer school.
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This years Edinburgh International Film Festival features several University col

Film festival celebrates ongoing success

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Andrew Swan
Motor Neurone Disease (#MND) is a progressive disease that occurs when specialised nerve cells called motor neurons break down. Eventually, this leads to paralysis and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. There are no therapies that can stop progression of MND – also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (#ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease – and little is known about why the disease...
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Anne Boys-Hope
Calida Hang-Yan Chu
Scotland rugby legend George “Doddie” Weir is joining forces with researchers to help tackle motor neurone disease (MND). #MNDAwarenessWeek
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Scotland rugby legend George Doddie Weir is joining forces with researchers to

Rugby legend joins quest to tackle MND

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The University is committed to helping displaced people from around the world. Since January, our students have been working with our Chaplaincy to provide tutoring for local Syrian teenagers who have fled civil war. #WorldRefugeeDay
The University is committed to helping displaced people from around the world

Teen Spirit: Edinburgh students help Syrian refugees to integrate

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Laurie Friel Robinson
Anas Ouon Alsoud
Some 650 delegates are meeting in Edinburgh to assess the impact of labour and financial markets on the global economy.

The conference on 21 June, which is being hosted by the University, is held in association with the Bank of England and The Scottish Government.
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Some 650 delegates are meeting in Edinburgh to assess the impact of

Edinburgh hub tackles global economic issues

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Savvas Zannettos
Four current or former members of University staff have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list. [ Edin.ac Link ]
Four current or former members of University staff have been recognised in

Staff recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

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Savvas Zannettos
Exposure to sunlight releases a compound from the skin that can alleviate symptoms of eczema, research has found.

The molecule – called nitric oxide – works by dampening inflammation, which causes the itchy skin lesions associated with the condition.
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Exposure to sunlight releases a compound from the skin that can alleviate

Sun effects on skin reveal eczema therapy clues

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Vanessa Smith
廖珮瑜
Georgina Kyli
Inaugural lecture | Imaging - much more than a pretty picture by Prof. Andrew Farrall on Mon 26 June at 5.30pm.

Professor Farrall will explore the challenges and benefits of educating and training a diverse and interdisciplinary population of researchers who are using imaging to push forward the frontiers of their disciplines.

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Inaugural lecture Imaging much more than a pretty picture by Prof Andrew

Inaugural lecture: Imaging - much more than a pretty picture

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Iain Christie
Professor Richard Scott has been celebrated with a blue plaque.
He was the world’s first Professor of General Practice and a leading figure in Edinburgh’s medical community.

Professor Scott established a general practice in the Royal Public Dispensary in the city’s south side – now Mackenzie House – for teaching medical students and promoting research in general practice.
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Professor Richard Scott has been celebrated with a blue plaque

Blue plaque honours GP’s legacy

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Researchers have identified properties in DNA’s protective structure that could fundamentally transform the way scientists think about the human genome.

Molecules involved in DNA’s supportive scaffolding – once thought to be fixed – go through dynamic and responsive changes to shield against mutations, the research shows.
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Researchers have identified properties in DNAs protective structure that could f

Dynamic DNA protects genes from damage

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Student speakers are preparing for the University's three minute thesis final #3MT
The event, in which PhD students vie to deliver the best research presentation in three minutes using one slide, takes place on Thursday 22 June. [ Edin.ac Link ]
Student speakers are preparing for the University's three minute thesis final 3MT

Edinburgh University 3 minute thesis final

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