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# Academic uncertainty
Working but no workers' rights: the plight of the PhD revealed
Unpaid ‘teaching contributions’ expected in most universities and ITs but PhD candidates can’t get ‘a liveable wage’.
# Academic uncertainty
'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions
We look at the impact of insecure work on women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in the sector.
# no joke(r)
Galway mathematicians have found a way of making Batman's cape
NUI Galway mathematicians’ research makes Batman that bit more real.
# Cloning
Here's how much it would cost to build a real Jurassic Park
How much for one raptor?
# pop the kettle on
Your daily dose of Barry's or Lyons could stop you developing diabetes
Tea-lovers everywhere will rejoice at the news from this latest study.
# without a trace
Debris revives hope of finding Amelia Earhart plane - 77 years after she went missing
A sixth expedition will take place to look for the wreckage next year.
# spread
Here are the countries where Ebola is most likely to show up next
Researchers calculated which countries are most at risk for imported cases of Ebola.
# brainzzzzzzzz
Europe wants to spend €1.2 billion on brains (but scientists are angry about it)
Neuroscientists have warned it could be a waste of money.
# transgender
Lack of hate crime legislation creates "permission to hate" in Irish society
The warning comes as Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) launches a new report documenting 32 incidents of violence or discrimination.
# Mental Health
How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety?
A new study being undertaken by researchers in Trinity College is trying to find out…
# Pregnancy
Irish researchers help develop test for dangerous pre-eclampsia
A team received €6 million in EU funding and will conduct a trial of their prototype for spotting the signs of the condition, which can occur during pregnancy.
# walnuts
Walnuts 'improve sperm health' in men, say researchers
A study on men consuming a ‘Western-style’ diet showed that eating 75gm of walnuts a day improved sperm vitality.
# Lecturers
Irish University lecturers 'work longer hours' than European counterparts
New research shows that senior academics in Ireland work 50 hours a week in contrast to the European average of 48 hours, the IFUT says.
UCD 'spin-out' companies plan more than 50 jobs by end of 2013
The new companies have come about from research undertaken at the Dublin university.
# Drugs
New test predicts possible success of drug counselling
The research, which was conducted by a team that including researchers in NUI Maynooth, helps to predict how successful addicts will be in treatment for their drug use.
# Discovery
Galway team pinpoints part of brain which produces "marijuana-like substances" to dull pain
They discovered that the hippocampus of the brain, which is usually associated with memory, helps to suppress pain during times of stress.
# Big-Hearted
Galway scientists develop new and improved heart valves
Patients with prosthetic heart valves could see an improvement in their daily lives if the research leads to better medical devices.
Superdrug could cure all viral infections
US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.
Government's recruitment policy for researchers is illegal, lecturers' union says
The Irish Federation of University Teachers says rules that require new roles to be time-limited breaches employee rights.
# Fertility
Scientists grow sperm in laboratory
Japanese researchers have cultivated sperm from the testes of baby mice.