Cork students win BTYSTE for gender stereotyping project
The 56th winners of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition were Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan, who conducted research on gender stereotyping in young children and created an initiative to combat gender bias.
Conor McGinn named in Innovators Under 35 Europe list
The list recognises entrepreneurs from different countries who are developing new technologies to help solve the problems that affect modern society. McGinn and his team developed Stevie, a socially assistive robot.
28 Irish researchers among world’s elite scientists
A number of Ireland-based researchers can consider themselves the cream of the crop in 2019 following the publication of this year’s Web of Science Group list of 6,216 highly cited researchers from 60 different nations.
Could this new Irish material help solve a global water crisis? Researchers at the University of Limerick have revealed a revolutionary material that could help give fresh water to millions.
Adam Kelly named one of Europe’s best young scientists
Following his win at the 2019 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition last January, Adam Kelly has now received another major accolade after being named a first-place winner at the EU Contest for Young Scientists.
Athlone researchers have found a way to combine a number of different pills into just one. Delivered either orally or sub-dermally implanted, the pill can be tailored to the specific needs of the patient as determined by their genetic profile.
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Irish Parkinson’s researchers receive $300,000
With this new funding, Dr Eilís Dowd and her team will be able to take their research to the next level by testing to see if their collagen gel can also improve the survival of healthy brain cells generated from adult stem cells.
Major Sligo megalithic discovery unlike anything else
Archaeologists from IT Sligo have unearthed the ancient remains of a prehistoric monument located in the heart of the Carrowmore megalithic complex, with the discovery believed to be totally unique on the island of Ireland.
Researcher trying to find cancer cures in medicine cabinets
DCU’s Debbie O’Reilly was named the winner of Researchfest 2019 for trying to find possible cures for prostate cancer using common drugs.
TCD leads €10m Horizon 2020 project on particle physics
Trinity College Dublin (TCD) researchers revealed in April that the project Strong-2020 will bring together fellow physicists from across Europe to better understand the ‘strong nuclear force’ that binds much of our reality.
Taking inspiration from the pioneering work of Alan Turing, a Maynooth University computer scientist and researchers based in the US have published a molecular computing discovery in the prestigious journal Nature.
Irish team helps reveal thousands of hidden galaxies
200 astronomers from Ireland and 17 other countries have created a new map of the known universe, revealing thousands of previously hidden galaxies helping us better understand the universe and how galaxies evolve.
Irish team helps solve cosmic black hole riddle
A team including DCU, three US universities, the San Diego Supercomputer Center and IBM showed that when galaxies assemble extremely rapidly, and sometimes violently, it can lead to the formation of a massive black hole.
Taken helps rewrite understanding of the unconscious mind.
Using the film ‘Taken’, neuroscientists at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) have now revealed that, for the first time, we have seen that regions of the brain responsible for complex thought do not ‘shut off’ when entering an unconscious state.
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Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR, Trinity College Dublin scientists have discovered a potential therapy for synovial sarcoma, one of the most common soft tissue cancers in teenagers and young adults.
Irish universities open AI research doors to China. Irish educational institutions have signed deals to make closer ties between Irish and Chinese research in computer science and AI including the Dublin Institute of Technology, Maynooth University and Athlone IT.
Ireland’s first satellite one step closer to space. Engineers working on Ireland’s first satellite and the Government have confirmed it has completed a major milestone as it prepares for space.
Gigantic canyon off Irish continental shelf revealed. A recent expedition off Ireland’s continental shelf has revealed a truly enormous submarine canyon the depth of 10 Eiffel Towers.
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