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Pharmaceutical firm creating 50 jobs in Dublin

    Pharmaceutical firm creating 50 jobs in Dublin

BioMarin Manufacturing Ireland, a subsidiary of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., is to add the positions at its Dublin Global Commercial Operations Hub. The expansion follows the announcement earlier this week that

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Pfizer opens $30m lab at Ringaskiddy

    Pfizer opens $30m lab at Ringaskiddy

  Pfizer has opened a new $30 million unit at its Ringaskiddy facility. The New Product Technology Laboratory will allow the Cork plant to begin making drugs from the company’s R&D pipeline for

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Origin of Huntington’s disease found in brain; insights to help deliver therapy

    Origin of Huntington’s disease found in brain; insights to help deliver therapy

The gene mutation that causes Huntington’s disease appears in every cell in the body, yet kills only two types of brain cells. Why? UCLA scientists used a unique approach to

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Study finds, drinking more coffee may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

    Study finds, drinking more coffee may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that increasing coffee consumption by on average one and half cups per day (approx 360ml)

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5 Healthy habits that reduce dementia risk

    5 Healthy habits that reduce dementia risk

There are five healthy behaviours that appear to significantly reduce the risk of dementia, according to a 35-year study that monitored men’s health habits. Those habits are: Regular exercise No

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‘Spaceship’ viruses that can kill e.coli in food

    ‘Spaceship’ viruses that can kill e.coli in food

Treating food products with select bacteriophages—viruses that target and kill bacteria—could significantly reduce concentrations of E. coli, a new study shows. In the study, an injection of bacteriophages—also known informally as

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Novartis transforms drug business via deals with GSK and Eli Lilly

    Novartis transforms drug business via deals with GSK and Eli Lilly

Swiss drug-maker Novartis is transforming its business by exchanging certain assets with GlaxoSmithKline and divesting its animal health business to Eli Lilly in deals worth billions of dollars. The revamp

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New €7.5m Cancer Research Fund Established

    New €7.5m Cancer Research Fund Established

  Monday 7th April: The Irish Cancer Society and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have today announced a partnership that aims to support the establishment of a new Collaborative Cancer Research

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Clinical Trials Group Venn Buys Synthetic Skin Technology

    Clinical Trials Group Venn Buys Synthetic Skin Technology

Clinical research group Venn Life Sciences has moved to address an EU ban on cosmetic and skincare products tested on animals by acquiring the intellectual property rights to a synthetic

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New Study to Investigate Benefits of Online Treatment of Anxiety and Depression

    New Study to Investigate Benefits of Online Treatment of Anxiety and Depression

The Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Psychology has begun the search for participants in a trial to see whether anxiety and/or depression can be treated online. The project is

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Irish Firm Invents ‘Cool Brain’ Device That Could Save Lives

    Irish Firm Invents ‘Cool Brain’ Device That Could Save Lives

A Louth-based firm in collaboration with researchers from Trinity College Dublin has invented a ‘Cool Brain’ device designed to cool the brain in the event of a stroke, heart attack

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First International School of Biomedical Diagnostics Breaking New Ground

    First International School of Biomedical Diagnostics Breaking New Ground

Arizona State University (ASU) and Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin, Ireland – are joining forces to create the new International School of Biomedical Diagnostics, which will offer the first degree

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Ireland’s first stem cell production lab opens in NUI Galway

    Ireland’s first stem cell production lab opens in NUI Galway

The science community of Ireland has broken new ground with the announcement of the country’s first stem cell manufacturing facility in National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway. The Centre for

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Google’s next big thing: a tiny smart contact lens for diabetes patients

    Google’s next big thing: a tiny smart contact lens for diabetes patients

Google’s next big thing is actually quite tiny: a smart contact lens with an embedded circuit board that measures the glucose content of the wearer’s tears every second. The internet

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Sláinte Healthcare Announces Up to 80 New Jobs in 2014

    Sláinte Healthcare Announces Up to 80 New Jobs in 2014

Sláinte Healthcare, a leading international healthcare technology company and participant in the Health Innovation Hub, has announced the creation of up to 80 new jobs. The new roles will be

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New Call For Projects to Deliver Health Innovation

    New Call For Projects to Deliver Health Innovation

The Government has commenced a second call for proposals for innovative healthcare solutions launched by the pilot Health Innovation Hub. The Health Innovation Hub Demonstrator project, a Government supported initiative

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