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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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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

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First sex-determining genes appeared in mammals some 180 million years ago

  First sex-determining genes appeared in mammals some 180 million years ago

Man or woman? Male or female? In humans and other mammals, the difference between sexes depends on one single element

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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.

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Is newly discovered Kepler -186f right for life?

  Is newly discovered Kepler -186f right for life?

Astronomers have for the first time discovered a rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet that might hold liquid water—a necessary ingredient for life

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Small birds may get boost from climate change

  Small birds may get boost from climate change

Warmer breeding seasons due to climate change may make life easier for a tiny British bird, the long-tailed tit. Like

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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

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Food Testing Firm AltraTech Secures €900k Investment

  Food Testing Firm AltraTech Secures €900k Investment

Clare-based food diagnostics firm AltraTech has secured significant financial backing after developing a single-use test kit that can identify the

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DO ANIMALS WITH GERM PLASM EVOLVE FASTER?

  DO ANIMALS WITH GERM PLASM EVOLVE FASTER?

New research suggests that genes evolve more rapidly in vertebrate species that have germ plasm as a part of their

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Irishman Inducted Into ‘Internet Hall of Fame’

  Irishman Inducted Into ‘Internet Hall of Fame’

Physicist Dr Dennis Jennings has become the first Irish person to be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Dr Jennings has

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OxyMem is overall winner of Innovation Awards 2014

  OxyMem is overall winner of Innovation Awards 2014

OxyMem has won the overall ‘Innovation of the Year’ Award at The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2014, which were

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Innovation Academy, UCD appoints Dr Johnny Ryan as executive director

  Innovation Academy, UCD appoints Dr Johnny Ryan as executive director

The Innovation Academy, UCD has announced that it has appointed Dr Johnny Ryan as executive director. In his new role

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Israeli company working on smartphone battery that recharges in 30 seconds

  Israeli company working on smartphone battery that recharges in 30 seconds

An Israeli startup has said it was working to develop a bio-organic system that can recharge a smartphone battery in

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How coughs and sneezes float much farther than you think

  How coughs and sneezes float much farther than you think

The next time you feel a sneeze coming on, raise your elbow to cover up that multiphase turbulent buoyant cloud

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Enterprise Ireland teams up with Mayo Clinic in ‘ready for market’ deal

  Enterprise Ireland teams up with Mayo Clinic in ‘ready for market’ deal

Early stage medical treatments and devices – invented at the Mayo Clinic in the US – are to be developed

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President Higgins Visits The Royal Society London To Celebrate Scientific Links Between Ireland and The United Kingdom

  President  Higgins  Visits The Royal Society London To Celebrate Scientific Links Between Ireland and The United Kingdom

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins today visited the Royal Society and attended an event to celebrate the scientific links

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