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# scientists - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

British Airways suspends all direct flights to and from mainland China as coronavirus death toll rises

The death toll from the virus has reached 132.

# scientists - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Cambridge scientists went to the bother of finding out more about the sound of a dripping tap

They have also identified a simple solution to stop it.

# scientists - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Japanese scientists invent 'wood alcohol' made from trees

The scientists hope to have the product on shop shelves within three years.

# scientists - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds

“This is the first time we’ve shown shape and age are related for all kinds of galaxies.”

# scientists - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

170 million-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered on Scotland's Isle of Skye

Discovery of fossils from this age, the Middle Jurassic, has been limited to a handful of sites around the world to date.

# scientists - Saturday 18 November, 2017

MEPs to vote on scrapping daylight saving time 'for health and safety reasons'

A new EU study said that health research associates DST with disruption to circadian rhythm.

# scientists - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time

Just over 72% of the embryos ended up being free of a heart disease-causing mutation.

# scientists - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Scientists find visual symptoms that could help early detection of Parkinson's

Non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms may precede the appearance of motor signs by more than a decade.

# scientists - Friday 17 February, 2017

Trinity scientists discover how cancers 'hoodwink' the immune system to help them

A molecule in the body called TRAIL can be ‘re-wired’ in tumours to promote growth of cancer cells

# scientists - Saturday 28 January, 2017

'Organs could be grown in pigs for transplants': Scientists eye breakthrough

The study has provoked ethical and legal questions.

# scientists - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Irish scientists' breakthrough could lead to virus immunity

Trinity’s Immunology discovery could help restore our natural immunity to viruses such as Ebola, Zika and SARS – as well as the common flu.

# scientists - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment

The trials are being run by Trinity’s psychology department.

# scientists - Monday 22 August, 2016

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over

The volunteers have been living on freeze-dried food and trying to avoid personal conflicts.

# scientists - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players

The ‘acetabular fracture’ affects the socket of the hip bone.

# scientists - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Sperm has been made from mouse stem cells paving way for treatment of male infertility

Scientists say the breakthrough may lead to ‘exciting new’ fertility treatments.

# scientists - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up

The scientists involved had some fairly curt responses for the journalists involved.

# scientists - Monday 3 August, 2015

The juice of this fruit could save you from a dreadful hangover

The juice of a pear can help reduce levels of the toxic metabolic thought to be responsible for hangovers.

# scientists - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Scientists have found a way to make you have an out-of-body experience

And they can teleport you. Which is cool.

# scientists - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Watch these scientists freak out when they encounter a rare whale


# scientists - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Ireland's second biggest cancer killer will soon be able to be spotted in €25 test

Each year almost 2,500 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer, with 1,000 dying from it.

# scientists - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge A new injection could 'cure' double chins Chin Chin Cheroo

A new injection could 'cure' double chins

Assuming you think a double chin is a terrible thing worth curing, obvs.

Stop everything: Scientists can now UNBOIL an egg

The results may have implications for cancer treatments.

# scientists - Monday 10 November, 2014

Do plants have any good ideas that we can steal?

A new database developed by researchers in Trinity has amalgamated plant data from around the world.

# scientists - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Could depression soon be diagnosed through a blood test?

A breakthrough in research in the US suggests that depression could soon by diagnosed via a blood test.

# scientists - Friday 5 September, 2014

New dinosaur species bigger than T-rex and heavier than seven elephants

Pieces of the dinosaur were first discovered in 2005 but it has only recently been named in a study of its bones released yesterday.

# scientists - Friday 29 August, 2014

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's

The treatment has now been proven to improve memory and could help in other memory disorders, like from stroke or brain injury.

# scientists - Friday 22 August, 2014

Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study

But we have so many things we were planning to do with our immortality.

# scientists - Monday 28 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Fist bumps are the least infectious way to say hello It's Science

Fist bumps are the least infectious way to say hello

Forget hand shakes and high fives.

# scientists - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Scientists make 'major step forward' in predicting whether someone will get Alzheimer's

Scientists found they could predict the beginning of Alzheimer’s with 87% accuracy.

# scientists - Monday 30 June, 2014

'Supercool' breakthrough in organ transplants could make massive difference, says scientists

The technique of keeping organs super cold has been found to keep livers alive for three times longer.

# scientists - Friday 20 June, 2014

Oops: Big Bang scientists say they got it wrong

The researchers had avoided the media after making a breakthrough in confirming how the universe was born.

# scientists - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Scientists get €47m for research in cancer detection, epilepsy and sustainable food

The €47 million in funding will support 200 researcher positions and 36 research projects.

# scientists - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

New treatment for most common type of arthritis could be here in 5 years

Around 400,000 people in Ireland suffer from osteoarthritis.

# scientists - Friday 21 March, 2014

Scientists say a pill could be the cure to jet lag

It could be available in the next five years.

# scientists - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety?

A new study being undertaken by researchers in Trinity College is trying to find out…

# scientists - Friday 27 December, 2013

Help on the way for ship trapped off Antarctica since Christmas Eve

The ship has 74 people aboard for a scientific mission

# scientists - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

The non-essential but interesting scientific discoveries of 2013

Penis size matters, women want to eat babies and hangovers get better later in life.

# scientists - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Scientists make raindrops 'bounce' faster and that's good news

Why? Because it can lead to the creation of a whole new generation of better-performing water-resistant materials, from clothes to airplanes.

# scientists - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

NUIG scientists find deep-sea world off Irish coast

The underwater organisms could be more than 200 years old.

# scientists - Thursday 14 November, 2013

How did a woman get the world's first human case of H6N1 bird flu?

A 20-year-old woman was found with the virus after presenting to hospital with flu-like symptoms.

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