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#Scientists

From TheJournal.ie Cambridge scientists went to the bother of finding out more about the sound of a dripping tap Mystery Solved

Cambridge scientists went to the bother of finding out more about the sound of a dripping tap

They have also identified a simple solution to stop it.

From TheJournal.ie Japanese scientists invent 'wood alcohol' made from trees Wood You Like A Drink?

Japanese scientists invent 'wood alcohol' made from trees

The scientists hope to have the product on shop shelves within three years.

From TheJournal.ie Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds Astronomy

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds

“This is the first time we’ve shown shape and age are related for all kinds of galaxies.”

From TheJournal.ie 170 million-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered on Scotland's Isle of Skye Middle Jurassic

170 million-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered on Scotland's Isle of Skye

Discovery of fossils from this age, the Middle Jurassic, has been limited to a handful of sites around the world to date.

From TheJournal.ie MEPs to vote on scrapping daylight saving time 'for health and safety reasons' Body Clock

MEPs to vote on scrapping daylight saving time 'for health and safety reasons'

A new EU study said that health research associates DST with disruption to circadian rhythm.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time Breakthrough

Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time

Just over 72% of the embryos ended up being free of a heart disease-causing mutation.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists find visual symptoms that could help early detection of Parkinson's Research

Scientists find visual symptoms that could help early detection of Parkinson's

Non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms may precede the appearance of motor signs by more than a decade.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity scientists discover how cancers 'hoodwink' the immune system to help them Cancer Study

Trinity scientists discover how cancers 'hoodwink' the immune system to help them

A molecule in the body called TRAIL can be ‘re-wired’ in tumours to promote growth of cancer cells

From TheJournal.ie 'Organs could be grown in pigs for transplants': Scientists eye breakthrough Scientists

'Organs could be grown in pigs for transplants': Scientists eye breakthrough

The study has provoked ethical and legal questions.

From TheJournal.ie Irish scientists' breakthrough could lead to virus immunity Trinity College Dublin

Irish scientists' breakthrough could lead to virus immunity

Trinity’s Immunology discovery could help restore our natural immunity to viruses such as Ebola, Zika and SARS – as well as the common flu.

From TheJournal.ie Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment Keep-well Trial

Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment

The trials are being run by Trinity’s psychology department.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over Lonely In Hawaii

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over

The volunteers have been living on freeze-dried food and trying to avoid personal conflicts.

From TheJournal.ie Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players Fracture

Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players

The ‘acetabular fracture’ affects the socket of the hip bone.

From TheJournal.ie Sperm has been made from mouse stem cells paving way for treatment of male infertility Offspring

Sperm has been made from mouse stem cells paving way for treatment of male infertility

Scientists say the breakthrough may lead to ‘exciting new’ fertility treatments.

From TheJournal.ie All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up International Space Station

All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up

The scientists involved had some fairly curt responses for the journalists involved.

From TheJournal.ie The juice of this fruit could save you from a dreadful hangover Thanks Science

The juice of this fruit could save you from a dreadful hangover

The juice of a pear can help reduce levels of the toxic metabolic thought to be responsible for hangovers.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists have found a way to make you have an out-of-body experience Outside Looking In

Scientists have found a way to make you have an out-of-body experience

And they can teleport you. Which is cool.

From TheJournal.ie Watch these scientists freak out when they encounter a rare whale
From TheJournal.ie Ireland's second biggest cancer killer will soon be able to be spotted in €25 test Gotcha

Ireland's second biggest cancer killer will soon be able to be spotted in €25 test

Each year almost 2,500 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer, with 1,000 dying from it.

A new injection could 'cure' double chins

Assuming you think a double chin is a terrible thing worth curing, obvs.

From TheJournal.ie Stop everything: Scientists can now UNBOIL an egg Impossible Is Nothing

Stop everything: Scientists can now UNBOIL an egg

The results may have implications for cancer treatments.

From TheJournal.ie Do plants have any good ideas that we can steal? Growing Knowledge

Do plants have any good ideas that we can steal?

A new database developed by researchers in Trinity has amalgamated plant data from around the world.

From TheJournal.ie Could depression soon be diagnosed through a blood test? Breakthrough

Could depression soon be diagnosed through a blood test?

A breakthrough in research in the US suggests that depression could soon by diagnosed via a blood test.

From TheJournal.ie New dinosaur species bigger than T-rex and heavier than seven elephants Megasurus

New dinosaur species bigger than T-rex and heavier than seven elephants

Pieces of the dinosaur were first discovered in 2005 but it has only recently been named in a study of its bones released yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's Shocking

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's

The treatment has now been proven to improve memory and could help in other memory disorders, like from stroke or brain injury.

From TheJournal.ie Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study Noooooooooo

Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study

But we have so many things we were planning to do with our immortality.

Fist bumps are the least infectious way to say hello

Forget hand shakes and high fives.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists make 'major step forward' in predicting whether someone will get Alzheimer's Hope

Scientists make 'major step forward' in predicting whether someone will get Alzheimer's

Scientists found they could predict the beginning of Alzheimer’s with 87% accuracy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Supercool' breakthrough in organ transplants could make massive difference, says scientists Transplants

'Supercool' breakthrough in organ transplants could make massive difference, says scientists

The technique of keeping organs super cold has been found to keep livers alive for three times longer.

From TheJournal.ie Oops: Big Bang scientists say they got it wrong Big Oops

Oops: Big Bang scientists say they got it wrong

The researchers had avoided the media after making a breakthrough in confirming how the universe was born.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists get €47m for research in cancer detection, epilepsy and sustainable food Money For Scientists

Scientists get €47m for research in cancer detection, epilepsy and sustainable food

The €47 million in funding will support 200 researcher positions and 36 research projects.

From TheJournal.ie New treatment for most common type of arthritis could be here in 5 years Breakthrough

New treatment for most common type of arthritis could be here in 5 years

Around 400,000 people in Ireland suffer from osteoarthritis.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists say a pill could be the cure to jet lag Me So Sleepy

Scientists say a pill could be the cure to jet lag

It could be available in the next five years.

From TheJournal.ie How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety? Mental Health

How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety?

A new study being undertaken by researchers in Trinity College is trying to find out…

From TheJournal.ie Help on the way for ship trapped off Antarctica since Christmas Eve Trapped

Help on the way for ship trapped off Antarctica since Christmas Eve

The ship has 74 people aboard for a scientific mission

From TheJournal.ie The non-essential but interesting scientific discoveries of 2013 Review 2013

The non-essential but interesting scientific discoveries of 2013

Penis size matters, women want to eat babies and hangovers get better later in life.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists make raindrops 'bounce' faster and that's good news Chubby Rain

Scientists make raindrops 'bounce' faster and that's good news

Why? Because it can lead to the creation of a whole new generation of better-performing water-resistant materials, from clothes to airplanes.

From TheJournal.ie NUIG scientists find deep-sea world off Irish coast Beneath The Sea

NUIG scientists find deep-sea world off Irish coast

The underwater organisms could be more than 200 years old.

From TheJournal.ie How did a woman get the world's first human case of H6N1 bird flu? Health

How did a woman get the world's first human case of H6N1 bird flu?

A 20-year-old woman was found with the virus after presenting to hospital with flu-like symptoms.

From TheJournal.ie Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality HIV

Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality

Scientists said for a cure to work, it must be safe, simple and scalable.

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