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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
# Doherty Institute
# Doherty Institute

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

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 7:34 AM 18,459 Views 31 Comments

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
# Mystery Solved
# Mystery Solved

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

Jun 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 9,350 Views 11 Comments

They have also identified a simple solution to stop it.

# scientists - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Japanese scientists invent 'wood alcohol' made from trees
# Wood You Like A Drink?
# Wood You Like A Drink?

Japanese scientists invent 'wood alcohol' made from trees

May 5th 2018, 5:30 PM 14,855 Views 34 Comments

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
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

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

Apr 29th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,469 Views 11 Comments

“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
# Middle Jurassic
# Middle Jurassic

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

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:31 PM 25,739 Views 31 Comments

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'
# Body Clock
# Body Clock

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

Nov 18th 2017, 4:00 PM 35,347 Views 90 Comments

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
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time

Aug 3rd 2017, 7:22 AM 10,051 Views 20 Comments

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
# Research
# Research

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

Jul 16th 2017, 3:30 PM 23,769 Views 5 Comments

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
# Cancer Study
# Cancer Study

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

Feb 17th 2017, 6:01 AM 10,246 Views 11 Comments

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
# Scientists
# Scientists

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

Jan 28th 2017, 7:45 AM 8,680 Views 14 Comments

The study has provoked ethical and legal questions.

# scientists - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Irish scientists' breakthrough could lead to virus immunity
# Trinity College Dublin
# Trinity College Dublin

Irish scientists' breakthrough could lead to virus immunity

Jan 26th 2017, 6:15 AM 17,902 Views 28 Comments

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
# Keep-well Trial
# Keep-well Trial

Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment

Oct 13th 2016, 6:00 AM 17,777 Views 18 Comments

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
# Lonely In Hawaii
# Lonely In Hawaii

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

Aug 22nd 2016, 12:57 PM 19,939 Views 50 Comments

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
# Fracture
# Fracture

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

Mar 8th 2016, 7:29 AM 20,725 Views 15 Comments

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
# Offspring
# Offspring

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

Feb 25th 2016, 9:34 PM 9,033 Views 26 Comments

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
# International Space Station
# International Space Station

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

Oct 28th 2015, 10:18 PM 30,128 Views 58 Comments

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
# Thanks Science
# Thanks Science

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

Aug 3rd 2015, 3:06 PM 31,336 Views 18 Comments

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
# Outside Looking In
# Outside Looking In

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

May 9th 2015, 9:45 AM 16,731 Views 53 Comments

And they can teleport you. Which is cool.

# scientists - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Watch these scientists freak out when they encounter a rare whale

Watch these scientists freak out when they encounter a rare whale

May 2nd 2015, 10:15 AM 25,530 Views 15 Comments

‘WOW. OH MAN.’

# scientists - Thursday 5 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 5th 2015, 9:59 AM 16,418 Views 20 Comments

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

# scientists - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

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

A new injection could 'cure' double chins

Jan 27th 2015, 8:56 PM 3,794 Views 4 Comments

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

Stop everything: Scientists can now UNBOIL an egg
# Impossible Is Nothing
# Impossible Is Nothing

Stop everything: Scientists can now UNBOIL an egg

Jan 27th 2015, 12:02 PM 22,513 Views 28 Comments

The results may have implications for cancer treatments.

# scientists - Monday 10 November, 2014

Do plants have any good ideas that we can steal?
# Growing Knowledge
# Growing Knowledge

Do plants have any good ideas that we can steal?

Nov 10th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,194 Views 3 Comments

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?
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Could depression soon be diagnosed through a blood test?

Oct 1st 2014, 1:20 PM 11,447 Views 47 Comments

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
# Megasurus
# Megasurus

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

Sep 5th 2014, 11:12 AM 14,124 Views 47 Comments

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
# Shocking
# Shocking

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's

Aug 29th 2014, 9:34 AM 7,019 Views 17 Comments

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
# Noooooooooo
# Noooooooooo

Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study

Aug 22nd 2014, 8:11 PM 14,428 Views 58 Comments

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

# scientists - Monday 28 July, 2014

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

Fist bumps are the least infectious way to say hello

Jul 28th 2014, 6:00 PM 13,350 Views 16 Comments

Forget hand shakes and high fives.

# scientists - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 8th 2014, 8:52 AM 10,428 Views 20 Comments

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
# Transplants
# Transplants

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

Jun 30th 2014, 6:21 PM 9,436 Views 5 Comments

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
# Big Oops
# Big Oops

Oops: Big Bang scientists say they got it wrong

Jun 20th 2014, 7:30 PM 29,749 Views 141 Comments

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
# Money For Scientists
# Money For Scientists

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

Apr 30th 2014, 9:35 AM 4,282 Views 4 Comments

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
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

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

Mar 26th 2014, 10:41 AM 6,816 Views 6 Comments

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
# Me So Sleepy
# Me So Sleepy

Scientists say a pill could be the cure to jet lag

Mar 21st 2014, 4:42 PM 7,077 Views 19 Comments

It could be available in the next five years.

# scientists - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety?

Feb 4th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,509 Views 38 Comments

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
# Trapped
# Trapped

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

Dec 27th 2013, 12:11 PM 13,614 Views 15 Comments

The ship has 74 people aboard for a scientific mission

# scientists - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

The non-essential but interesting scientific discoveries of 2013
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

The non-essential but interesting scientific discoveries of 2013

Dec 25th 2013, 7:00 PM 20,764 Views 14 Comments

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
# Chubby Rain
# Chubby Rain

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

Nov 23rd 2013, 5:30 PM 10,208 Views 10 Comments

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
# Beneath The Sea
# Beneath The Sea

NUIG scientists find deep-sea world off Irish coast

Nov 19th 2013, 10:30 AM 15,073 Views 25 Comments

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?
# Health
# Health

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

Nov 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 14,913 Views 28 Comments

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

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