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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Cells

All time
# Breakthrough
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.
# World First
"Miracle" as baby girl (1) cured of cancer with pioneering treatment
Layla Richards had leukaemia, but was cured thanks to treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
# lock down
These hotels give guests a chance to sleep in luxury prison cells
You are allowed to leave whenever you want – once you’ve paid the bill, of course.
# I'll take that
Which Irish prisons confiscated the most weapons, drugs and mobiles last year?
Around 3,723 people are currently serving time.
# Breakthrough
Scientists create human stem cells by cloning for first time
The breakthrough is one of the most significant developments since Dolly the sheep – and could potentially be used to help diseases like Parkinson’s and MS.
# Walking again
Video: This paralysed sausage dog 'nose' how to walk again
Jasper couldn’t use his back legs but after an injection of cells taken from his nose he showed considerable improvement.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris
Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.
# Penal Reform
Shatter announces major redevelopment at Limerick Prison
Both the A and B wings will be replaced with a modern, 100-cell accommodation block.
# Breakthrough
NUIG researchers discover enzyme linked with Huntington’s disease mutation
The findings are not a cure for the degenerative disease, but they could point to new ways to stop its progression.
# Fire
Most Honduras fire inmates were awaiting trial - report
Officials have confirmed that 358 people died in the blaze, making it the world’s deadliest prison fire in a century.
# Norway
Isolation ordered for Norway attacks suspect Breivik
Meanwhile, Norwegian police investigate claims he was associated with two “cells” ahead of the attacks. Surgeons say special bullets were used on Utoya to cause maximum internal damage.