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  • There are around 12 million people in the UK living with hearing loss – around one in six of us. According to the charity Action in Hearing Loss, only 40% of people who could benefit from hearing aids have them, and most people who have the devices don't use them often enough.

  • School technician Kevin Tierney received a long service award from University Principal Professor Peter Mathieson at a ceremony in the Playfair Library in late 2019. Kevin has worked for the University for 25 years, and is currently based within the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technician Team.

    Kevin Tierney receives Long Service Award from University of Edinburgh Principal, Professor Peter Mathieson
  • The School’s Dr Timm Krüger is seeking to improve our understanding of ‘placental insufficiency’ through a new three-year project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which will investigate the role of placental structure, blood flow and nutrient transport in pre-eclampsia and foetal growth restriction. Pre-term and stillbirths affect up to 10% of all deliveries, including in developed countries such as the UK. 

    The simulation of red blood cells flowing through a capillary network (Image courtesy of Qi 'Charles' Zhou)

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