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# research - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year
# In The Name Of Science
# In The Name Of Science

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

Oct 12th 2017, 6:10 AM 14,592 Views 38 Comments

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
# Dawn Of Life
# Dawn Of Life

Meteorites splashing into warm ponds could have started life on Earth

Oct 8th 2017, 11:30 AM 10,106 Views 70 Comments

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'
# All Ireland Study
# All Ireland Study

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

Oct 8th 2017, 9:30 AM 10,887 Views 8 Comments

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?
# Nui Galway
# Nui Galway

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

Oct 5th 2017, 6:19 AM 64,109 Views 35 Comments

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
# Customer Experience
# Customer Experience

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

Oct 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 20,173 Views 35 Comments

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
# Research
# Research

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

Sep 26th 2017, 8:44 AM 10,690 Views 64 Comments

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
# Brain
# Brain

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

Sep 23rd 2017, 8:15 AM 17,221 Views 54 Comments

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
# Home
# Home

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

Sep 13th 2017, 6:30 AM 30,191 Views 27 Comments

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
# Study
# Study

Many mislabelled moisturisers are causing problems for skin disorder sufferers

Sep 10th 2017, 5:00 PM 21,065 Views 17 Comments

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
# Sleep Patterns
# Sleep Patterns

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

Sep 3rd 2017, 7:30 AM 16,784 Views 11 Comments

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
# Immune System
# Immune System

New pregnancy research could help doctors detect premature births

Sep 2nd 2017, 7:30 AM 6,378 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Sep 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 14,557 Views 32 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Aug 27th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,495 Views 5 Comments

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
# Research
# Research

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

Aug 15th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,740 Views 6 Comments

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
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

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

Aug 13th 2017, 1:00 PM 17,765 Views 2 Comments

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
# Jumping All Over The World
From The42
# Jumping All Over The World

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

Aug 13th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,095 Views 3 Comments

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

# research - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

The colour of your Instagram photos can give a clue about your mood
# Feeling Blue
# Feeling Blue

The colour of your Instagram photos can give a clue about your mood

Aug 8th 2017, 6:20 AM 6,907 Views 0 Comments

“This algorithm can sometimes detect depression before a clinical diagnosis is made.”

# research - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century
# Global Warming
# Global Warming

Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century

Aug 6th 2017, 10:30 AM 15,986 Views 34 Comments

Global warming could lead to uninhabitable temperatures, a study found.

# research - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Breast cancer patients may be spared debilitating side effects 'by only using radiation on tumour'
# Major Step Forward
# Major Step Forward

Breast cancer patients may be spared debilitating side effects 'by only using radiation on tumour'

Aug 3rd 2017, 12:30 PM 11,380 Views 33 Comments

Current best practice sees women given full breast radiotherapy in most cases.

# research - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Trinity scientists believe they have made a breakthrough in treating asthma and eczema
# Significant Breakthrough
# Significant Breakthrough

Trinity scientists believe they have made a breakthrough in treating asthma and eczema

Aug 1st 2017, 9:50 PM 51,054 Views 38 Comments

Scientists believe their breakthrough could help create new drugs to treat allergic conditions.

# research - Monday 31 July, 2017

Girls who play sport have significantly better body confidence and mental well-being
# Findings
From The42
# Findings

Girls who play sport have significantly better body confidence and mental well-being

Jul 31st 2017, 12:11 PM 24,403 Views 19 Comments

The new research conducted by Lidl shows that by the age of 13, one in two girls give up sport completely.

# research - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect
# America
# America

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect

Jul 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,438 Views 34 Comments

A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations caused a threefold increase in annual measles cases, a new study found.

# research - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Sleep or sex? The battle between the two could be wired into our brains
# Human Behaviour
# Human Behaviour

Sleep or sex? The battle between the two could be wired into our brains

Jul 29th 2017, 1:00 PM 29,924 Views 30 Comments

Research on the common fruit fly suggests they also have the same battle.

# research - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes
# Health
# Health

Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Jul 23rd 2017, 12:00 PM 13,133 Views 5 Comments

The researchers examined 6819 women to analyse the association between menopause and diabetes.

# research - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Do you think you're lazier than your friends? Well, stop. It's bad for you
# Healthy Thoughts
# Healthy Thoughts

Do you think you're lazier than your friends? Well, stop. It's bad for you

Jul 22nd 2017, 9:45 AM 14,086 Views 8 Comments

The researchers say the importance of mindsets in health needs to be taken more seriously.

# research - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Irish researchers hopeful they are closer to effective Huntington's disease treatment
# Treatment
# Treatment

Irish researchers hopeful they are closer to effective Huntington's disease treatment

Jul 20th 2017, 7:38 PM 11,240 Views 4 Comments

Research has shown that they were able to slow down neurodegeneration.

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism
# Research
# Research

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy only at small risk of autism

Jul 20th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,733 Views 23 Comments

Experts say this isn’t a cause for alarm.

# research - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Scientists find visual symptoms that could help early detection of Parkinson's
# Research
# Research

Scientists find visual symptoms that could help early detection of Parkinson's

Jul 16th 2017, 3:30 PM 23,779 Views 5 Comments

Non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms may precede the appearance of motor signs by more than a decade.

# research - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm
# Health Risk
# Health Risk

Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm

Jul 15th 2017, 6:00 PM 13,905 Views 17 Comments

People who work more than 55 hours a week are at risk of atrial fibrillation.

Rising temperatures will make it harder for planes to take off in coming decades
# Global Warming
# Global Warming

Rising temperatures will make it harder for planes to take off in coming decades

Jul 15th 2017, 7:30 AM 18,411 Views 48 Comments

Some fully loaded planes may have to remove fuel, cargo or passengers, a study has warned.

# research - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Ireland ranks in the middle in a new study of the world's laziest countries
# Lazybones
# Lazybones

Ireland ranks in the middle in a new study of the world's laziest countries

Jul 12th 2017, 10:34 AM 24,664 Views 38 Comments

The average number of steps worldwide per day was 4,961.

# research - Monday 10 July, 2017

Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer
# World War 2
# World War 2

Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer

Jul 10th 2017, 6:05 AM 12,802 Views 9 Comments

Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.

# research - Sunday 25 June, 2017

This is what a Dubliner looked like in the 16th century
# THE TUDORS
# THE TUDORS

This is what a Dubliner looked like in the 16th century

Jun 25th 2017, 8:30 PM 41,524 Views 55 Comments

Facial reconstruction analysis has been performed on a skull discovered at the entrance of Trinity College in 2014.

# research - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Shape of bird eggs related to their ability to fly - study
# Scrambled Theories
# Scrambled Theories

Shape of bird eggs related to their ability to fly - study

Jun 24th 2017, 1:00 PM 7,475 Views 8 Comments

It goes against theories that eggs are shaped to suit their environment; eg, to stop them rolling off a cliff face.

# research - Thursday 22 June, 2017

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff
# Brain Drain
# Brain Drain

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff

Jun 22nd 2017, 12:21 PM 28,370 Views 58 Comments

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here.

# research - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Good news for pale skin: Scientists have come up with a drug to help people tan without exposure to the sun
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Good news for pale skin: Scientists have come up with a drug to help people tan without exposure to the sun

Jun 17th 2017, 8:00 AM 19,990 Views 27 Comments

Applied as a cream to the skin, the drug allowed red-haired mice to develop a deep tan.

# research - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'The way I faced up to my blindness and paralysis was just replicating what I'd learned through sport'
# Mind Over Matter
From The42
# Mind Over Matter

'The way I faced up to my blindness and paralysis was just replicating what I'd learned through sport'

Jun 14th 2017, 7:30 AM 5,759 Views 3 Comments

We caught up with two-time Commonwealth medallist, adventurer and cure for paralysis activist Mark Pollock.

'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers
# Caring
# Caring

'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers

Jun 14th 2017, 6:45 AM 8,164 Views 6 Comments

It is the largest study undertaken in Ireland to examine the health and wellbeing of people caring for their spouse with dementia.

# research - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says
# Memory Problems
# Memory Problems

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says

Jun 7th 2017, 7:58 AM 19,094 Views 43 Comments

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

# research - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Wide awake: Late-night phone use harms teenagers' mental health and sleep quality
# New Study
# New Study

Wide awake: Late-night phone use harms teenagers' mental health and sleep quality

Jun 4th 2017, 5:00 PM 28,885 Views 10 Comments

Late-night mobile phone usage led to poorer mental health, reduced coping and lowered self-esteem.