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# Medical Research

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Ethical questions raised after these monkeys were cloned in China
The same technique was used to clone Dolly the Sheep.
3D-printed bone breakthrough made by Dublin researchers
The new method involves using 3D printing to build cartilage which has been proven to help bone growth.
People around the world could make a tidy sum by sending one startup their soil
“It’s sort of like a lottery, but it’s going to save humanity at the same time.”
Want a good night's sleep and to feel healthy these holidays? Then don't do this
Backlit e-readers are not a good thing when you’re trying to have a restful night, researchers say.
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.
Almost 500 unclaimed infant bodies were sent to anatomy departments from 1940-65
The handing over of infant remains was legal under the Anatomy Act 1832 so as to provide “legal cadavers” for medical research.
Chinese bats likely source of SARS virus - report
Researchers have also said that direct bat-to-human transmission is “plausible”.
UN nuclear inspectors start investigation in Iran
The inspectors are examining whether Iran really does have a secret atomic weapons programme, which Iran vehemently denies.
Simple blood test could identify foetal gender in early stages of pregnancy: study
New research claims that gender could be predicted within the first trimester.
Light alcohol consumption could help reduce asthma risk, says study
Meanwhile, a separate study says that a woman’s occupation during pregnancy can increase the child’s likelihood of developing asthma.
Glow in the dark cats could help HIV study
The genes of a rhesus monkey and jellyfish were injected into eggs which were then fertilised and implanted into cats – who gave birth to glow in the dark kittens.
Shocking US experiments on Guatemalans revealed
The experiments took place in the 1940s and included people being injected with syphilis and other illnesses, by what were described as “unethical” researchers.
Irish firm hopes to save premature babies with new research
The company is developing a treatment for dangerously low blood pressure, also known as ‘neonatal shock’.
Artificial pancreas may help control Type 1 diabetes in pregnancy
Medical study suggests new advance to protect women with Type 1 diabetes – and their babies – who can be at risk because of the condition.
How much can medical research studies be trusted?
Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or incorrect. So why are doctors still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice?