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# diabetic not different
Science Changes Lives: From glass syringes and insulin bottles to a handy pen
Liz Murphy is one of tens of thousands of Irish people benefiting from huge research into treating diabetes.
# Experimental
Science Changes Lives: Medical trial is saving me from illness that took my two sisters
A genetic test pinpointed a destructive lung condition in Michael McNamee’s family – now experimental medicine is helping him to beat the odds.
# wired for sound
Science Changes Lives: The day I finally heard the world in stereo
How a cochlear implant brought Caroline Carswell into a new world of sound: “like going from a song played on a flute, to one played by a full orchestra”.
# setting the pace
Science Changes Lives: Pacemaker for a 28-year-old footballer? Yes, it saved me
Sean Prunty was diagnosed with a cardiac condition that put paid to his job as a footballer – but technology has given him a new path in life.
# Science changes lives
Science Changes Lives: The musician who composes in the blink of an eye
Cillian McSweeney has cerebral palsy but uses Eyegaze technology to give him a voice through songwriting.
# Magdalenes
Magdalene survivors "shocked and upset" by nun interview defending laundries
In an interview aired last night, two anonymous nuns defended the Magdalene laundries and said religious orders had no need to apologise.
# Science
Good news: Irish scientists to play key role in giant €1 billion project
The largest ever research project funded in the history of the EU was announced this morning.
# crowdfunding
You might help crowdfund an album - but what about some scientific research?
Some scientists have turned to crowdfunding to raise money for their work – with one TCD researcher raising more than €20,000.
# Science Foundation Ireland
Scientists warn of potential conflict of interest at Government science body
The Government has announced plans for the head of Science Foundation Ireland to also become the Chief Scientific Adviser – but scientists say this will be a conflict of interest.