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# Scientists
'Organs could be grown in pigs for transplants': Scientists eye breakthrough
The study has provoked ethical and legal questions.
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Cork researchers develop 'smart knee' that could speed up surgery recovery
The device remotely monitors the patient’s progress through a knee movement sensor.
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The Garda strike tomorrow is OFF: GRA joins AGSI in deferring action
A long, difficult day of negotiations has come to an end.
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Irish researchers discover potential new way to treat one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer
If the new drug – APR-246 – is found to be effective at clinical trials it will have the potential to save lives.
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All remaining Dublin Bus strikes CALLED OFF after marathon talks
The breakthrough follows marathon talks at the Workplace Relations Commission.
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'It is as vital for me as it is for an able-bodied athlete to keep paying attention to my training'
Using technology has had a massive impact on my progress and will continue to do so, writes Mark Pollock.
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The ice bucket challenge: It actually made a huge difference
Around €104 million was raised through people dumping water over their heads.
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Schoolbag of Philip Cairns to be examined for DNA evidence
Gardaí believe they may know who killed the 13-year-old schoolboy in 1986.
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Luas strike scheduled for this weekend called off
Trade union Siptu has cancelled the 48-hour work stoppage.
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Doctors rebuilt a man's throat using regenerating tissue
The results are a major breakthrough in the field of regenerative tissue.
# Gunman
The FBI has hacked into the San Bernardino iPhone without Apple's help
The agency has dropped its legal case against Apple as a result.
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O'Neill hits 1-8 as Cork end three-game losing run with victory over Monaghan
Peadar Healy’s side returned to winning ways.
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Scientists have discovered cancer's 'Achilles heel'
New research could help train the immune system to target tumours.
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'Extraordinary' cancer trial sees symptoms vanish in 94% of patients
The new treatment uses the immune system to eliminate cancer cells.
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Two arrested over murder of Kenneth O'Brien
The arrests represent the first major breakthrough in the case.
# Epilepsy
'There is always the chance of not waking up after a seizure'
Irish-led research could lead to a breakthrough in treatment for people with epilepsy.
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Oulart-the-bottlers no more! This brilliant video sums up what winning Leinster is all about
The Wexford champions finally landed the provincial senior hurling crown at the 7th attempt.
# Take a Break
Watch: The world's first IVF puppies are pretty goddamn cute
It also could help eradicate heritable diseases in dogs, according to the researchers.
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Turkish national charged over deadly Bangkok bombing
It is the first arrest in connection with the 17 August bombing at the Erawan shrine
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The government will fund life-prolonging treatment for a terminal cancer patient
The drug is believed to cost between €65,000 and €85,000 per patient.
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Are you a coeliac? This new pill could make eating gluten a piece of cake
A natural supplement made from egg yolk has been developed.
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French teenager in remission from HIV 12 years after stopping treatment
Researchers said there is renewed hope for patients who start treatment early after infection.
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Woman gives birth to baby using ovarian tissue frozen when she was a child
The woman had fragments of her ovary frozen before undergoing chemotherapy at the age of 14.
# Cold Sores
A herpes virus is being harnessed to battle skin cancer...
The results of the trial showed the treatment could lengthen survival by years in some patients.
# Let's talk
How Jean-Claude Trichet WILL speak to the banking inquiry (sort of)
The former ECB president may take questions when he visits Dublin next month – but not in Leinster House.
# never seen before
Mother of Cork toddler thanks hospital for saving her daughter with rare diabetes
Medication designed for Ava has meant that she no longer needs an insulin pump and can now live at home.
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Irish 'marvel molecule' treatment will help people with Alzheimer's, arthritis and MS
Scientists have discovered a common process across inflammatory conditions.
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Galway teenager Ryan Manning has been cleared to play in Premier League - QPR
The youngster had been left in limbo owing to a dispute over compensation.
# Progress
HIV may be evolving to become less deadly
As the virus adapts to the human immune system in order to survive longer, it weakens its own ability to cause disease, according to new research.
# Trinity College
Breakthrough by Irish scientists could lead to cure for Parkinson's Disease
“It’s a step towards knowing what we can do to potentially develop cures.”
# World First
Transplants using 'dead hearts' have been performed in Australia
So far three people have received hearts in this way.
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Paralysed man walks again following groundbreaking surgery
The surgery is being hailed as an “historic change” for those with spinal injuries.
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A new drug could help families fight bad cholesterol
Bad, bad, bad, cholesterol.
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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.
# intergalactic
To infinity and Limerick: LIT experiment lands on International Space Station
The experiment could deliver a breakthrough in successfully growing crops in harsh conditions on earth.
# Breakthrough
New treatment could drop recurrence by half for some lung cancer sufferers
A new radiation treatment could lengthen the lives of those suffering from small-cell lung cancer.
# Discovery
A rubber band can be used to monitor health issues
Researchers at AMBER and the School of Physics, TCD, discovered a method of creating wearable sensors by adding graphene to rubber bands.
# Breakthrough
Queen's University team develops breakthrough anti-superbug gel
The gel can break down the protective biofilm surrounding resistant superbugs without damaging healthy cells.
# Early Detection
Irish startup to develop breakthrough biotechnology test for major US clinic
Inform Bioscience will sign the agreement with Mayo Clinic next week to develop a test to detect preeclampsia in pregnancy.
# poisson's ratio
Irish scientists in Trinity have made another 'world-first' breakthrough
This time it relates to measuring nanoscopic changes in an object’s elasticity.