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26 April 2022
Royal Irish Academy awards gold medals to two Trinity researchers

Prof Ruth Byrne and Prof Jennifer McElwain’s contributions to science have been celebrated by the Royal Irish Academy.

Royal Irish Academy awards gold medals to two Trinity researchers

Prof Ruth Byrne and Prof Jennifer McElwain’s contributions to science have been celebrated by the Royal Irish Academy.

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26 April 2022
EPA launches €11.7m fund for climate research in Ireland

Research projects that aim to curb the effects of climate crisis and help develop new policies can apply for the funding.
 

EPA launches €11.7m fund for climate research in Ireland

Research projects that aim to curb the effects of climate crisis and help develop new policies can apply for the funding.
 

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26 April 2022
Irish-led study finds flying dinosaur cousins had colour-changing feathers

Pterosaurs – the flying cousins of dinosaurs – could likely change the colour of their feathers, according to a new study led by UCC researchers.
 

Irish-led study finds flying dinosaur cousins had colour-changing feathers

Pterosaurs – the flying cousins of dinosaurs – could likely change the colour of their feathers, according to a new study led by UCC researchers.
 

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01 April 2022
SFI research could predict strokes in younger people more accurately

The team created different risk models for different age groups, in order to better identify younger people who are at high risk of stroke.

SFI research could predict strokes in younger people more accurately

The team created different risk models for different age groups, in order to better identify younger people who are at high risk of stroke.

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01 April 2022
Ireland’s first Covid-19 treatment trial reveals potential of AAT

The Irish study is the first of its kind to use the protein AAT in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Ireland’s first Covid-19 treatment trial reveals potential of AAT

The Irish study is the first of its kind to use the protein AAT in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome.

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01 April 2022
xWave and CeADAR team up to improve patient testing using AI

The partnership will research using AI to make better referrals for medical diagnostic tests, which could improve wait times and patient outcomes.

xWave and CeADAR team up to improve patient testing using AI

The partnership will research using AI to make better referrals for medical diagnostic tests, which could improve wait times and patient outcomes.

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25 February 2022
Jaguar Land Rover and Nvidia team up on autonomous driving tech

Nvidia software will be the ‘brain’ and ‘nervous system’ of Jaguar Land Rover cars starting in 2025 to compete with players such as Tesla.

Jaguar Land Rover and Nvidia team up on autonomous driving tech

Nvidia software will be the ‘brain’ and ‘nervous system’ of Jaguar Land Rover cars starting in 2025 to compete with players such as Tesla.

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25 February 2022
Irish scientists working on new national health data-sharing system

An ICHEC project is testing a prototype of a national health information system that could improve healthcare and research in Ireland.

Irish scientists working on new national health data-sharing system

An ICHEC project is testing a prototype of a national health information system that could improve healthcare and research in Ireland.

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25 February 2022
Researchers make electronic chip that can be rewired like the human brain

The researchers used electrical impulses to adjust the chip, which allowed it to change its state to function like parts of the human brain.

Researchers make electronic chip that can be rewired like the human brain

The researchers used electrical impulses to adjust the chip, which allowed it to change its state to function like parts of the human brain.

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27 January 2022
Irish tech teams’ work on James Webb Space Telescope is out of this world

Irish start-up Réaltra developed a video system for the telescope’s launch vehicle, which was tested by Newry’s Resonate Testing, while Nammo Ireland provided structural supports.

Irish tech teams’ work on James Webb Space Telescope is out of this world

Irish start-up Réaltra developed a video system for the telescope’s launch vehicle, which was tested by Newry’s Resonate Testing, while Nammo Ireland provided structural supports.

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27 January 2022
Eight Irish researchers bag starter grants from European Research Council

Irish researchers will get up to €12m from the European Research Council, whose president said the fund will cement Europe as a ‘scientific powerhouse’.

Eight Irish researchers bag starter grants from European Research Council

Irish researchers will get up to €12m from the European Research Council, whose president said the fund will cement Europe as a ‘scientific powerhouse’.

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27 January 2022
Scientists create world’s smallest nanoantenna using DNA

This development could help scientists learn more about proteins to identify new drugs or develop new nanotechnologies.

Scientists create world’s smallest nanoantenna using DNA

This development could help scientists learn more about proteins to identify new drugs or develop new nanotechnologies.

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01 December 2021
Irish scientists discover tap water protects against microplastics

Prof John Boland, who co-led the AMBER study, said that the dark brown colour in kettles is ‘a good thing’.

Irish scientists discover tap water protects against microplastics

Prof John Boland, who co-led the AMBER study, said that the dark brown colour in kettles is ‘a good thing’.

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01 December 2021
Limerick facility gets €1.9m funding boost for medical device manufacturing

US-headquartered ITW, which acquired the Limerick Filtertek facility in 2007, plans to develop new medical device products there.

Limerick facility gets €1.9m funding boost for medical device manufacturing

US-headquartered ITW, which acquired the Limerick Filtertek facility in 2007, plans to develop new medical device products there.

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01 December 2021
UCD researchers are investigating hydrogen as a way to heat Irish homes

UCD’s Energy Institute and Gas Networks Ireland are collaborating on a project that could see Irish homes embrace hydrogen energy.

UCD researchers are investigating hydrogen as a way to heat Irish homes

UCD’s Energy Institute and Gas Networks Ireland are collaborating on a project that could see Irish homes embrace hydrogen energy.

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02 November 2021
NUI Galway scientists use DNA analysis to crack squid mystery

Researchers used genome skimming to find unexpected relationships between seemingly distant groups of oceanic squid, solving an age-old puzzle.

NUI Galway scientists use DNA analysis to crack squid mystery

Researchers used genome skimming to find unexpected relationships between seemingly distant groups of oceanic squid, solving an age-old puzzle.

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02 November 2021
Limerick dairy research gets €14m funding to boost sustainability

This is the second phase of funding to support Ireland’s dairy industry researchers.

Limerick dairy research gets €14m funding to boost sustainability

This is the second phase of funding to support Ireland’s dairy industry researchers.

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02 November 2021
DCU researchers’ discovery could make cancer drugs more effective

Dr Andrew Kellett, who led the DCU team, said the discovery yielded ‘promising’ results for the future of difficult-to-treat cancers.

DCU researchers’ discovery could make cancer drugs more effective

Dr Andrew Kellett, who led the DCU team, said the discovery yielded ‘promising’ results for the future of difficult-to-treat cancers.

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01 October 2021
Wiggly roboworms can sense own position and movement in space

Scientists used magnets, sensors and a graphite paste to work towards the ‘infinite directions of movement that nature has created’ in worms.
 

Wiggly roboworms can sense own position and movement in space

Scientists used magnets, sensors and a graphite paste to work towards the ‘infinite directions of movement that nature has created’ in worms.
 

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01 October 2021
New UL research centre to drive next generation of cancer treatment

The Limerick Digital Cancer Research Centre will explore how new technologies can help tackle cancer in Ireland’s rapidly ageing population.

New UL research centre to drive next generation of cancer treatment

The Limerick Digital Cancer Research Centre will explore how new technologies can help tackle cancer in Ireland’s rapidly ageing population.

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