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# breakthrough - Sunday 7 January, 2018

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

Tabby’s Star has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.

# breakthrough - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Scientists at NUI Galway make breakthrough for Parkinson’s disease

The degeneration and death of brain cells that regulate movement is what affects the ability of a person with Parkinson’s to control movement.

# breakthrough - Thursday 2 November, 2017

New species of orangutan discovered in Indonesia - but it's already endangered

Until recently, scientists thought there were only two genetically distinct types of orangutan.

# breakthrough - Thursday 3 August, 2017

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.

# breakthrough - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Good news for pale skin: Scientists have come up with a drug to help people tan without exposure to the sun

Applied as a cream to the skin, the drug allowed red-haired mice to develop a deep tan.

# breakthrough - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Infertility problems in mice solved with 3D-printed ovaries

It’s hoped that 3D-printed skin, ears, bone scaffolds, and heart valves could solve a number of medical issues.

# breakthrough - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Breakthrough in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann disputes

Meanwhile, unions at Bus Eireann have entered talks to see if they can find a way to avoid next week’s strike.

# breakthrough - Saturday 4 February, 2017

A Dublin firm has invented a 'breakthrough' back pain device

The company announced its Reactiv8 device was used at a hospital in Germany.

# breakthrough - Saturday 28 January, 2017

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

The study has provoked ethical and legal questions.

# breakthrough - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Cork researchers develop 'smart knee' that could speed up surgery recovery

The device remotely monitors the patient’s progress through a knee movement sensor.

# breakthrough - Thursday 3 November, 2016

The Garda strike tomorrow is OFF: GRA joins AGSI in deferring action

A long, difficult day of negotiations has come to an end.

# breakthrough - Monday 31 October, 2016

Irish researchers discover potential new way to treat one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer

If the new drug – APR-246 – is found to be effective at clinical trials it will have the potential to save lives.

# breakthrough - Thursday 29 September, 2016

All remaining Dublin Bus strikes CALLED OFF after marathon talks

The breakthrough follows marathon talks at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# breakthrough - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

From The42 'It is as vital for me as it is for an able-bodied athlete to keep paying attention to my training' Breakthrough

'It is as vital for me as it is for an able-bodied athlete to keep paying attention to my training'

Using technology has had a massive impact on my progress and will continue to do so, writes Mark Pollock.

# breakthrough - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

The ice bucket challenge: It actually made a huge difference

Around €104 million was raised through people dumping water over their heads.

# breakthrough - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Schoolbag of Philip Cairns to be examined for DNA evidence

Gardaí believe they may know who killed the 13-year-old schoolboy in 1986.

# breakthrough - Monday 18 April, 2016

Luas strike scheduled for this weekend called off

Trade union Siptu has cancelled the 48-hour work stoppage.

# breakthrough - Saturday 9 April, 2016

Doctors rebuilt a man's throat using regenerating tissue

The results are a major breakthrough in the field of regenerative tissue.

# breakthrough - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

The FBI has hacked into the San Bernardino iPhone without Apple's help

The agency has dropped its legal case against Apple as a result.

# breakthrough - Sunday 13 March, 2016

From The42 O'Neill hits 1-8 as Cork end three-game losing run with victory over Monaghan Breakthrough

O'Neill hits 1-8 as Cork end three-game losing run with victory over Monaghan

Peadar Healy’s side returned to winning ways.

# breakthrough - Friday 4 March, 2016

Scientists have discovered cancer’s ‘Achilles heel’

New research could help train the immune system to target tumours.

# breakthrough - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

'Extraordinary' cancer trial sees symptoms vanish in 94% of patients

The new treatment uses the immune system to eliminate cancer cells.

# breakthrough - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Two arrested over murder of Kenneth O'Brien

The arrests represent the first major breakthrough in the case.

# breakthrough - Thursday 17 December, 2015

'There is always the chance of not waking up after a seizure'

Irish-led research could lead to a breakthrough in treatment for people with epilepsy.

# breakthrough - Thursday 10 December, 2015

From The42 Oulart-the-bottlers no more! This brilliant video sums up what winning Leinster is all about Breakthrough

Oulart-the-bottlers no more! This brilliant video sums up what winning Leinster is all about

The Wexford champions finally landed the provincial senior hurling crown at the 7th attempt.

Watch: The world's first IVF puppies are pretty goddamn cute

It also could help eradicate heritable diseases in dogs, according to the researchers.

# breakthrough - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Turkish national charged over deadly Bangkok bombing

It is the first arrest in connection with the 17 August bombing at the Erawan shrine

# breakthrough - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

The government will fund life-prolonging treatment for a terminal cancer patient

The drug is believed to cost between €65,000 and €85,000 per patient.

# breakthrough - Friday 24 July, 2015

Are you a coeliac? This new pill could make eating gluten a piece of cake

A natural supplement made from egg yolk has been developed.

# breakthrough - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

French teenager in remission from HIV 12 years after stopping treatment

Researchers said there is renewed hope for patients who start treatment early after infection.

# breakthrough - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Woman gives birth to baby using ovarian tissue frozen when she was a child

The woman had fragments of her ovary frozen before undergoing chemotherapy at the age of 14.

# breakthrough - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

A herpes virus is being harnessed to battle skin cancer...

The results of the trial showed the treatment could lengthen survival by years in some patients.

# breakthrough - Thursday 5 March, 2015

How Jean-Claude Trichet WILL speak to the banking inquiry (sort of) Let's Talk This post contains videos

How Jean-Claude Trichet WILL speak to the banking inquiry (sort of)

The former ECB president may take questions when he visits Dublin next month – but not in Leinster House.

# breakthrough - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Mother of Cork toddler thanks hospital for saving her daughter with rare diabetes

Medication designed for Ava has meant that she no longer needs an insulin pump and can now live at home.

# breakthrough - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Irish 'marvel molecule' treatment will help people with Alzheimer's, arthritis and MS

Scientists have discovered a common process across inflammatory conditions.

# breakthrough - Thursday 5 February, 2015

From The42 Galway teenager Ryan Manning has been cleared to play in Premier League - QPR Breakthrough

Galway teenager Ryan Manning has been cleared to play in Premier League - QPR

The youngster had been left in limbo owing to a dispute over compensation.

# breakthrough - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

HIV may be evolving to become less deadly

As the virus adapts to the human immune system in order to survive longer, it weakens its own ability to cause disease, according to new research.

# breakthrough - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Breakthrough by Irish scientists could lead to cure for Parkinson's Disease

“It’s a step towards knowing what we can do to potentially develop cures.”

# breakthrough - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Transplants using 'dead hearts' have been performed in Australia

So far three people have received hearts in this way.

# breakthrough - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Paralysed man walks again following groundbreaking surgery

The surgery is being hailed as an “historic change” for those with spinal injuries.

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