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Experts take long view to aid Olympians’ health

Health experts from Edinburgh have launched a global research initiative to better understand how injury and illness affects Olympic athletes during, and after, their sporting careers.

Corner shop tobacco sales halved in three years

Sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products from UK convenience stores fell by almost half in three years, research shows.

Experts unearth hidden Van Gogh self-portrait

A previously unknown Vincent van Gogh painting has been discovered as the result of research by an Edinburgh art historian.

Edinburgh astronomers find most distant galaxy

Early data from a new space telescope has enabled Edinburgh astronomers to locate the most distant galaxy ever found.

Research scheme to boost healthcare in Lothian

Staff in Nursing Studies are to play a key role in an initiative that helps healthcare professionals advance their research careers.

Natural foods appeal to children, study finds

Children are more likely to prefer foods they believe to be natural to man-made options, rating them higher for tastiness, safety and desirability, a study shows.

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