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Science - Yesterday’s News

Irish cancer research gets a boost with its first ever brain tumour biobank

It is one of only a handful of its kind in Europe.

Science - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Newborn girls fare better than boys because of 'genetic advantage'

Irish researchers found that newborn boys have higher rates of infection and sepsis compared to baby girls of the same age.

Science - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Science - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

460,000 people in Ireland could be exposed to cancer-causing radon

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, which does not have a taste, odour or colour.

'Victory' as astronauts fix power box during critical space walk

It was unclear what caused the MDM to fail.

Science - 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.

Children are spending longer in front of a screen and it's putting their health at risk

A new report tracks childhood obesity over 12 years.

Science - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Irish Farmers Journal criticised for 'fake news' editorial on climate change

Matt Dempsey believes we should continue to up our live-stock numbers to the capacity of our land.

EU investigates if company increased cancer drug prices by 'several hundred percent'

In Italy in 2016, Aspen Pharma increased the price of five “life-saving and irreplaceable” drugs by between 300% and 1,500%.

Science - Friday 12 May, 2017

After a year of fighting the virus, Brazil calls off Zika emergency

In January to April this year, there had been 7,911 Zika cases, down 95% on the same period in 2016.

Science - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Common painkillers linked to increased risk of heart attack - study

The study found that taking any dose of ‘NSAID’ painkillers for a week was associated with an increased risk of heart attack.

Science - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'

The head of the Vatican Observatory said people can believe in both God and the big bang theory.

Science - Friday 5 May, 2017

Giving toddlers tablets and smartphones can 'harm their speech development'

Every half hour a toddler spends with a smartphone increases their risk of delayed speech by 49%, say researchers.

Science - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Facebook is adding 3,000 staff to root out videos of murders

In a post published today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the move was being made to make the social media site safer.

Science - Monday 1 May, 2017

Want to feel better about life? Get out in nature

Going for a walk is good in a lot of ways.

Tiny Mexican porpoise on the brink of extinction can only be saved by captivity

Captivity is the only thing that can save the Mexican vaquita, who are already extremely genetically inbred.

Science - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Cutting out salt may not lower your blood pressure

Adults are recommended to limit their daily intake of sodium to around 2,300 milligrams a day.

Science - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Plastic-eating caterpillar could help save the planet

The larvae of the caterpillar have been found to munch through a notoriously resistant plastic.

Science - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at

You need the app – but you don’t want to be instantly drawn to it. Here’s what to do.

Science - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Ancient humans may have reached Americas 100,000 years earlier than previously thought

Teeth and bones of an elephant-like creature unmistakably modified by human hands were discovered.

It's 'too difficult': Why 40% of students say they didn't study science in college

Almost 80% of those who participated in the Young Scientist Exhibition went on to study science and/or technology in third-level education.

Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is 'just plain wrong'

An editorial in the British Medical Journal finds no link between saturated fat and issues like coronary heart disease.

Science - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Landmark recommendation at the Citizens’ Assembly, more on the maternity hospital and a bomb at a Belfast school gate.

Science - Saturday 22 April, 2017

A huge number of people hear voices in their head, but it doesn't have to be a bad thing

Associate professor of psychology Simon McCarthy-Jones estimates that as much as 2.5% of the world’s population will have extended voice-hearing experiences.

Science - Friday 21 April, 2017

One 'diet drink' a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes - seven-year study

Authors of the study are advising that more research be conducted into the effects of sugary and artificially sweetened drinks.

Science - Thursday 20 April, 2017

The sound sleep guide: Move your phone away from your bed tonight

Move it as far from your reach as possible.

Science - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

A massive asteroid is going to come 'very close' to Earth today

Smaller asteroids whizz by Earth several times a week.

Science - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

The world's first known giant shipworm wriggles into view in major scientific find

The shipworm comes from a “pretty stinky place” and doesn’t eat, despite reaching 5ft in length.

Science - Monday 17 April, 2017

New wireless cameras to revolutionise care of premature babies

The skin sensors currently used to monitor vital signs in babies born prematurely generate false alarms in up to 90% of cases.

Science - Sunday 16 April, 2017

People's racial bias begins as babies

Researchers say these findings are also important because they offer a new perspective on the cause of race-based bias.

Science - Monday 10 April, 2017

Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)

Ireland’s health authority has recommended that the government wait for more studies before endorsing e-cigarettes.

Science - Sunday 9 April, 2017

For early humans, cannibalism was about more than just hunger

A study argues that prehistoric cannibalism was a dangerous undertaking offering relatively meagre nutritional rewards.

Science - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief

Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.

Science - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'I feel more alive and can think clearly': Seven members of Donegal family undergo kidney transplants

Eleven members of the family have been diagnosed with the same unusual hereditary kidney condition called Tubulo Nephritis.

Science - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow

Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.

Marathon running could damage your kidneys

In the short-term, anyway.

'I suppose we're f****** stuck with it': The Poolbeg incinerator is starting production

After years of holdups, the controversial plant is set to start burning waste this month.

Science - Saturday 1 April, 2017

German Shepherds can detect breast cancer by sniffing bandages

A pair of dogs are now 100% accurate in their new role as breast cancer spotters, according to researchers.

Science - Friday 31 March, 2017

'Four doctors told me this would kill me': The devastating effect HPV can have on men and women

A heartbreaking US documentary ‘Someone You Love – The HPV Epidemic’ premiered in Dublin last night.

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