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# breakthrough - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Paralysed man walks again following groundbreaking surgery Breakthrough

Paralysed man walks again following groundbreaking surgery

The surgery is being hailed as an “historic change” for those with spinal injuries.

# breakthrough - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A new drug could help families fight bad cholesterol Breakthrough

A new drug could help families fight bad cholesterol

Bad, bad, bad, cholesterol.

# breakthrough - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Could depression soon be diagnosed through a blood test? Breakthrough

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.

# breakthrough - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie To infinity and Limerick: LIT experiment lands on International Space Station 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 - Monday 15 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie New treatment could drop recurrence by half for some lung cancer sufferers 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.

# breakthrough - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A rubber band can be used to monitor health issues 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 - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Queen’s University team develops breakthrough anti-superbug gel 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.

# breakthrough - Friday 25 July, 2014

From Business ETC Irish startup to develop breakthrough biotechnology test for major US clinic 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.

# breakthrough - Thursday 24 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish scientists in Trinity have made another ‘world-first’ breakthrough 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.

# breakthrough - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

From Business ETC Irish scientists have made a breakthrough in superfast computers 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.

# breakthrough - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Middle East peace deadline arrives – but no breakthrough 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 - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Agreed … Ukraine, Russia, the US and EU have reached a surprise deal in Geneva 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 - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Autism begins during pregnancy, says new US study 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 - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie New treatment for most common type of arthritis could be here in 5 years Breakthrough

New treatment for most common type of arthritis could be here in 5 years

Around 400,000 people in Ireland suffer from osteoarthritis.

# breakthrough - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The moment a scientist is told he made a major physics breakthrough Cosmic Inflation

# breakthrough - Sunday 2 February, 2014

VIDEO: Andrew Trimble ends 40 minutes of fierce Scottish resistance

The Ulster winger finished off a fine, sweeping move in first half injury time.

# breakthrough - Monday 27 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Collins was killed in 1999 – now there’s a DNA breakthrough Investigation This post contains images

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 - Friday 1 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New drug could fight psychotic symptoms of Parkinson’s 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 - Thursday 29 August, 2013

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 - Thursday 22 August, 2013

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 - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Scientists create human stem cells by cloning for first time 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.

# breakthrough - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells ‘hijack’ and spread Cancer

Breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells ‘hijack’ and spread

A new research study is investigating how cancer cells spread around the body.

# breakthrough - Saturday 9 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Fancy yourself as an up-and-coming musician? RTE is looking for you… 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 - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Peter Lawrie to make US Open bow

The Dubliner will play in his second Major tournament after qualifying at Walton Heath.

# breakthrough - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie NUIG researchers discover enzyme linked with Huntington’s disease mutation 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.

# breakthrough - Monday 16 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Fluorescent spray finds tiny signs of oesophageal cancer – UK scientists 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 - Monday 19 September, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Queen’s University scientists make prostate cancer breakthrough 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 - Friday 19 August, 2011

From TheJournal.ie 13-year-old makes solar power breakthrough 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 - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

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.

# breakthrough - Friday 24 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Low-cal diet can ‘defeat diabetes’ 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 - Monday 20 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Major breakthrough in cystic fibrosis treatment 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 - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

From TheJournal.ie TCD scientists make crucial breakthrough in breast cancer research 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.

# breakthrough - Friday 16 July, 2010

SCIENTISTS IN America have successfully developed a malaria-resistant mosquito, the BBC reports. The genetically-engineered insect is immune to the strain of malaria contracted by humans.

Researchers at the University of Arizona engineered the mosquitoes, and the head of the project, Prof Michael Riehle, told the Arizona Republic that his plan is to eventually replace all wild mosquitoes with these ones.

The development could be a significant breakthrough in the prevention of the disease, which affects an estimated 250 million people every year. One million people, mostly children, are killed by the illness. Although preventative medicines are highly effective in combating the spread of malaria, some resistant strains of the illness have developed.

Although she had followed a course of Malaria preventatives, Cheryl Cole contracted the illness while on holiday in Tanzania. The X Factor star has been released from hospital and is now recovering at home, but has cancelled some of her workload to recuperate from the illness:


# breakthrough - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

A “VIRTUAL HUMAN” has been shown off at the Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Global conference in Oxford.

Microsoft has developed the technology, which features the “virtual human”  – a boy called Milo  – who interacts with other people through a screen. Milo reacts to the  other person’s emotions, movements, and tone of voice.

In a demo featured on the BBC’s website, Milo interacts with a woman called Claire. As they speak, it becomes clear that Milo recognises Claire and can interpret her voice to identify what emotion she is feeling.

Peter Molyneux, Creative Director of Microsoft Game Studios in Europe, is responsible for developing the technology.

He explained that he wanted to create an interactive experience where the character someone was talking to seemed alive,  “that would look (you) in the eyes and feel real”.

Milo was first unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles 2009 but has not been seen since. Molyneux said that the technology was designed to interact in such a sensitive way that people believe Milo is real.

The game is designed for use with Microsoft’s  Xbox 360 motion controller, Kinect.

The TED conference is running from 13 – 16 July and features speakers and performers with “ideas worth spreading.”