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Stem cells a future source for eco-friendly meat

  Stem cells a future source for eco-friendly meat

The scientific progress that has made it possible to dream of a future in which faulty organs could be regrown

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Harmful bacteria can linger on airplane seats and armrests for days

  Harmful bacteria can linger on airplane seats and armrests for days

Disease-causing bacteria can linger on surfaces commonly found in airplane cabins for days, even up to a week, according to

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US venture capital firm to invest in Irish life sciences start-ups

  US venture capital firm to invest in Irish life sciences start-ups

A venture capital company is to establish a fund of $172m (€125m) that will invest in Irish companies. The Government

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E-cigarettes expose people to more than harmless vapor, should be regulated

  E-cigarettes expose people to more than harmless vapor, should be regulated

In a major scientific review of research on e-cigarettes, UC San Francisco scientists found that industry claims about the devices

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Research shows zebra markings act like bug repellent

  Research shows zebra markings act like bug repellent

Scientists say they’ve uncovered one reason zebras have stripes: they act like insect repellant, keeping away blood-sucking flies. Experimental work

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New implanted devices may reshape medicine: Researchers create transistors that wrap around tissues

  New implanted devices may reshape medicine: Researchers create transistors that wrap around tissues

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft

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Scientists develop ultra-fast bionic arm.

  Scientists develop ultra-fast bionic arm.

With its palm open, the robot is completely motionless. A split second later, it suddenly unwinds and catches all sorts

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Frequent arguments linked to doubling of death risk in middle age

  Frequent arguments linked to doubling of death risk in middle age

Frequent arguments with partners, relatives, or neighbours may boost the risk of death from any cause in middle age, suggests

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Free radicals: What doesn’t kill you may make you live longer

  Free radicals: What doesn’t kill you may make you live longer

What is the secret to ageing more slowly and living longer? Not antioxidants, apparently. “people believe that free radicals, the

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Scientists create first living organism that transmits added letters in DNA ‘alphabet’

  Scientists create first living organism that transmits added letters in DNA ‘alphabet’

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have engineered a bacterium whose genetic material includes an added pair of DNA

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Research shows yawning may cool the brain.

  Research shows yawning may cool the brain.

Common belief is that yawning helps to increase the oxygen supply. However, previous research has failed to show an association

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Disappointing first quarter sales overshadow Pfizer’s pursuit of AstraZeneca

  Disappointing first quarter sales overshadow Pfizer’s pursuit of AstraZeneca

Pfizer has reported quarterly revenue well below Wall Street expectations on falling sales of key brands and generic drugs. The

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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

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Jobs boost for North West as Letterkenny IT announces 60 research posts

  Jobs boost for North West as Letterkenny IT announces 60 research posts

More than 60 high-end science and technology research jobs, as well as 55 construction jobs, will be created at the

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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

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Irish scientists to get €47m for new research projects

  Irish scientists to get €47m for new research projects

More than 200 scientists in Ireland are to receive a total of almost €50 million in funding for new research

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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

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Irishman discovers third Supernova from observatory in his back garden.

  Irishman discovers third Supernova from observatory in his back garden.

An Irish amateur astronomer has achieved yet another first by discovering a previously unknown supernova from his back garden in

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Irish researchers crack problem of producing ‘wonder material’ in large amounts using a domestic blender

  Irish researchers crack problem of producing ‘wonder material’ in large amounts using a domestic blender

Irish scientists have registered a world first in the production of a substance called graphene, an advanced material that looks set

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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

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