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Dublin: 3 °C Sunday 25 February, 2018

#Research

# research - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie 'We're going to find out how they lived': Researchers to look under the Irish Sea for evidence of first settlers Lost Landscapes

'We're going to find out how they lived': Researchers to look under the Irish Sea for evidence of first settlers

Under the Irish sea is a prehistoric ‘palaeolandscape’ of plains, hills, marshlands and river valleys.

# research - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia Premature Deaths

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.

From TheJournal.ie Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior Diets

Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior

Cutting either carbs or fats shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion.

# research - Monday 19 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier Early Development

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier

The “first of their kind” tests measure damage to proteins that can be an early indicator of autism.

# research - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads Study

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads

The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.

# research - Saturday 10 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research Food Consumption

Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research

The study of over 34,000 people is the first to examine the environmental impacts of both food choices and farm production systems.

# research - Friday 9 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie School programmes having no impact on childhood obesity in the UK Obesity Crisis

School programmes having no impact on childhood obesity in the UK

New research suggests it’s time to try other methods to fight the escalating obesity problem.

# research - Thursday 8 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer Toxic

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer

The ESRI has linked cancer figures with geographical data on radon gas.

From TheJournal.ie First Irish populations had dark skin similar to Cheddar Man, DNA research suggests Cheddar Man

First Irish populations had dark skin similar to Cheddar Man, DNA research suggests

This week, UK scientists confirmed that the first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes.

# research - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury Delphi

New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury

Researchers based in Cork have been awarded €570,000 to develop the system.

# research - Sunday 4 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known Research

Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known

Research has revealed that strangers resembling past individuals known to be trustworthy are trusted more.

# research - Friday 2 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study Fertility

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study

One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.

# research - Sunday 28 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035 Research

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035

A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment.

# research - Friday 19 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Researchers say new blood test for cancer could catch disease before it spreads Cancer

Researchers say new blood test for cancer could catch disease before it spreads

In 83% of cases, the test was even able to narrow down where the cancer was anatomically located.

From TheJournal.ie Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature' Don't Sweat It

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'

This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.

# research - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'You can't stop a student from competing because their mother is a scientist' BT Young Scientist

'You can't stop a student from competing because their mother is a scientist'

Dr Tony Scott, co-founder of the BTYSTE, said this year’s winner has an “amazing” level of knowledge.

From TheJournal.ie Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them? Homelessness

Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them?

A large number of groups feed and clothes homeless people in Ireland – but are they really helping?

# research - Sunday 14 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients Research

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients

Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.

# research - Saturday 13 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer Research

Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer

Overall long-term night shift work increased the risk of cancer by 19%.

# research - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves Sexting

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves

Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.

From TheJournal.ie 'Take the smallest dose for the shortest period of time': Ibuprofen linked to male fertility problems Ibuprofen

'Take the smallest dose for the shortest period of time': Ibuprofen linked to male fertility problems

The study found healthy, young men developed fertility issues after taking the drug for six weeks.

# research - Sunday 7 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent Ancient Beringians

Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent

A team of researchers made the discovery using DNA from a six-month-old Native American infant.

From TheJournal.ie We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe' Tabby's Star

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

Tabby’s Star has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.

# research - Friday 5 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study Social Cleansing

Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study

A new study has concluded that people who are central in their digital networks are also central in their real-life human networks.

# research - Monday 18 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal Research

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal

Researchers found US poultry – washed in up to four chemical disinfectants – does not meet EU safety standards.

# research - Sunday 17 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations Research

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations

Physicians who played the game had a 53% failure rate, compared to 74% for those who studied the textbooks.

# research - Saturday 16 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially Gotta Catch 'em All

Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially

Extroverts generally fare better at the game.

From TheJournal.ie Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs Research

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs

Researchers from Harvard Medical School found there is no correlation between achy joints and rainfall.

# research - Saturday 9 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Scientists develop 3D printed 'living tattoo' that responds to its surroundings The Future

Scientists develop 3D printed 'living tattoo' that responds to its surroundings

The team has demonstrated its breakthrough by printing a living tattoo onto the skin of people.

From TheJournal.ie Irish research links bacteria to pre-oral cancer growth Dental Research

Irish research links bacteria to pre-oral cancer growth

Further studies are testing whether antibiotics that treat the bacteria might delay the growth’s malignant development.

# research - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Scientists discover that a bone fragment from 343AD 'could belong to Santa' Relic

Scientists discover that a bone fragment from 343AD 'could belong to Santa'

“It is exciting to think that these relics could in fact be genuine.”

# research - Sunday 3 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Why do your ears hang low? New research shows the answer to that question can be very complicated Earlobe

Why do your ears hang low? New research shows the answer to that question can be very complicated

New research gives a glimpse into how different genes interact to produce traits.

From TheJournal.ie Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study Heartwarming

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study

The widowed were 20% more likely to develop dementia than married people, the meta analysis indicated.

# research - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie New report reveals bear facts about the Yeti Abominable Snowman

New report reveals bear facts about the Yeti

It turns out that the Yeti, is, in fact, a bear.

# research - Sunday 19 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke Research

'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke

That’s according to new research published in the Neurology journal.

# research - Friday 10 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession Are We There Yet

Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession

The 2016 Deprivation Index, which is deemed to be a more detailed view of how the economy is performing, was published yesterday.

# research - Sunday 5 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population Laos

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol makes rats more likely to compulsively take cocaine White Lines

Alcohol makes rats more likely to compulsively take cocaine

This is includes continuing to seek cocaine despite receiving a brief electric shock when they did so.

# research - Saturday 4 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language Singalong

Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language

Their strategy also resembles methods used in computer linguistics to compare documents.

From TheJournal.ie Babies born at 35 weeks 'could be at risk of heart diseases when adults' Cardiovascular

Babies born at 35 weeks 'could be at risk of heart diseases when adults'

That’s according to scientists who carried out tests on lambs.

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