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#Research

# research - Friday 5 January, 2018

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

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

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

Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially

Extroverts generally fare better at the game.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

New report reveals bear facts about the Yeti

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

# research - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'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

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

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

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

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

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.

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.

# research - Thursday 2 November, 2017

New species of orangutan discovered in Indonesia - but it's already endangered

Until recently, scientists thought there were only two genetically distinct types of orangutan.

# research - Monday 30 October, 2017

Doctors in Irish hospitals sharing sensitive patient data on Whatsapp

A research paper has identified the widespread use of WhatsApp at the University Hospital Limerick.

# research - Sunday 29 October, 2017

How finding out when neurons are born could unlock the key to understanding the brain

New prize winning research is helping to reveal how brain is developed.

# research - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect

This is according to the a new study into the detainees of the centre.

# research - Friday 20 October, 2017

Pollution linked to nine million deaths around the world in 2015 (and close to 1,800 of those were in Ireland)

A major study in The Lancet looked at the effect pollution has on countries around the world.

# research - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

One in four Irish employers experienced a workplace dispute last year

Disciplinary issues account for the single greatest cause of disputes at 37%.

Whales and dolphins have tight-knit social groups and 'human-like' cultures and societies

The study links the complexity of cetacean culture and behaviour to the size of their brains.

# research - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year

Experiments included “inducing cancer in animals… and acute poisoning tests that stop just short of death.”

# research - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Meteorites splashing into warm ponds could have started life on Earth

A new study points to the life-giving potential of these “warm little ponds”.

'People who are mentally ill are less likely to be admitted for cancer treatment'

A new study examined the palliative care needs on the island of Ireland by surveying hundreds of GPs and psychiatrists.

# research - Thursday 5 October, 2017

False widow spiders have invaded Ireland over the past 20 years, but what are the symptoms of a bite?

In 20 years, the false widow spider has invaded Ireland, one NUIG researcher said, with the highest number of them found in Dublin and Cork.

# research - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Ryanair drops from top 100 Irish brands list after seating-allocation storm

Meanwhile, Irish Credit Unions topped the list for the third year in a row.

# research - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Some new fathers fear taking parental leave will hamper their chances of promotion

28% of people working in technical roles believe fathers may be viewed as less committed to their job if they take full parental leave.

# research - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study

The finding could help develop a drug that would suppress extreme aggression in humans.

# research - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

'I was told it'd only be for four weeks': Ireland's older people describe life in a nursing home

A major study has highlighted the need for residents to be more involved in decision-making.

# research - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Many mislabelled moisturisers are causing problems for skin disorder sufferers

A new study has found that moisturisers marked ‘fragrance free’ and ‘hypoallergenic’ often were not.

# research - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Does sleeplessness cause ADHD? Scientists think it might play a role

Around 75% of children and adults with ADHD also have sleep problems.

# research - Saturday 2 September, 2017

New pregnancy research could help doctors detect premature births

The researchers used advanced statistical modelling to examine pregnancy in precise detail.

Volcanic eruptions were the driving force behind an ancient global warming event

The event that took place 56 million years ago has been investigated by researchers at the University of California.

# research - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts

Researchers found the fish were willing to work harder and even enter risky conditions in order to get their fix.

# research - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Islamic State propaganda is facing 'substantial and aggressive disruption' on Twitter

Researchers found that efforts by Twitter to quickly remove IS postings on the social media platform were having an impact.

# research - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say

Only 14% of people studied were securing their messaging apps properly.

From gutted she couldn't 'be like Sonia' to finding her niche and flying the flag worldwide

Irish high jump record-holder and Olympian Deirdre Ryan spoke to The42 about her own experiences and the importance of sport.