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# Breakthrough

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# Breakthrough
Irish scientists have made a breakthrough in superfast computers
Scientists from AMBER in Trinity College Dublin have discovered a new magnetic material called MRG, which could allow for the development of superfast technology and energy efficient data storage.
# Allegations
Middle East peace deadline arrives - but no breakthrough
US Secretary of State John Kerry denied allegations that he said Israel risks becoming an “apartheid state”.
# Breakthrough
Agreed ... Ukraine, Russia, the US and EU have reached a surprise deal in Geneva
The four parties have agreed on a way forward following half a day of talks, including a call to disband armed groups that have taken over buildings.
# Breakthrough
Autism begins during pregnancy, says new US study
Researchers in California say they have “clear and direct evidence” that autism begins during early brain development.
# Breakthrough
New treatment for most common type of arthritis could be here in 5 years
Around 400,000 people in Ireland suffer from osteoarthritis.
# cosmic inflation
The moment a scientist is told he made a major physics breakthrough
Good work, Andrei Linde.
# Breakthrough
VIDEO: Andrew Trimble ends 40 minutes of fierce Scottish resistance
The Ulster winger finished off a fine, sweeping move in first half injury time.
# Investigation
Eamon Collins was killed in 1999 - now there's a DNA breakthrough
Eamon Collins was beaten and stabbed in 1999 while out walking his dogs.
# Breakthrough
New drug could fight psychotic symptoms of Parkinson's
The new drug can stop people from having to be admitted to nursing homes, those in charge of the drug trial claim.
# Breakthrough
History made as NFL settles concussion lawsuit for $765m
The settlement will be paid out through medical benefits and injury compensation to more than 4,500 players.
# Breakthrough
Heaslip protégé Murphy eager to stake a claim for big games
The young Leinster back row is eyeing up a starting XV berth when the season begins on September 6.
# Breakthrough
Scientists create human stem cells by cloning for first time
The breakthrough is one of the most significant developments since Dolly the sheep – and could potentially be used to help diseases like Parkinson’s and MS.
# Cancer
Breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells 'hijack' and spread
A new research study is investigating how cancer cells spread around the body.
# Prize
Fancy yourself as an up-and-coming musician? RTE is looking for you...
The second RAAP/RTE Breakthrough Bursary for emerging musicians will see €24,500 in prize money and guaranteed radio air play on RTE stations for the winners.
# Breakthrough
Peter Lawrie to make US Open bow
The Dubliner will play in his second Major tournament after qualifying at Walton Heath.
# Breakthrough
NUIG researchers discover enzyme linked with Huntington’s disease mutation
The findings are not a cure for the degenerative disease, but they could point to new ways to stop its progression.
# Cancer
Fluorescent spray finds tiny signs of oesophageal cancer - UK scientists
A fluorescent dye sprayed onto the food pipe sticks to healthy cells but not cancerous or pre-cancerous ones – which could help detect the early signs of oesophageal cancer.
# Breakthrough
Queen's University scientists make prostate cancer breakthrough
Leader of the study, Dr Joe O’Sullivan (pictured) described it as “a huge step forward” in the fight against prostrate cancer.
# Breakthrough
13-year-old makes solar power breakthrough
The New York teenager made the discovery after being inspired by the patterns that tree branches are laid out in.
# Breakthrough
Double amputee 'Blade Runner' makes the Worlds
The athlete at the centre of the debate about the use of prosthetics in sport has qualified for the Athletics World Championships after clocking a personal best in the 400m.
# Diabetes
Low-cal diet can 'defeat diabetes'
A short-term clinical trial funded by Diabetes UK showed that diabetes “can be reversed” using a low-calorie diet.
# Breakthrough
Major breakthrough in cystic fibrosis treatment
Ireland has the largest proportion of cystic fibrosis sufferers in the world and the news has been largely welcomed.
# Breakthrough
TCD scientists make crucial breakthrough in breast cancer research
Researchers discovered that taking beta blockers, which stop stress responses, reduced the chance of the cancer spreading, and improved survival rates.
# Malaria
New malaria-proof mosquito developed
Good news for Cheryl Cole!
# Breakthrough
"Virtual human" shown in Oxford
Meet your new best friend, Milo; he can recognise you, play with you, and can even tell when you’re feeling down.