Biopen- 3D printing on injured cells

There’s a group of researchers in Australia working on a 3D-printing pen that will allow surgeons to draw regenerative cells onto injured body parts. It’s called the Biopen. Based in the University of Wollongong in Melbourne, the team – which includes Irishman Cathal O’Connell,  is currently part of a new … Continue reading

Breakthrough in the detection of Ebola

A major breakthrough in the prevention of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus is gaining pace, now that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved a 15-minute test designed to be easy to administer. This test is reportedly the fastest available in determining weather a person has been infected … Continue reading

€1.9m fund for research in immunology and rare diseases

€1.9m fund for 5 Irish researchers to develop research in immunology and rare diseases funded by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and pharmaceutical company Pfizer. This SFI- Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award programme will be awarded to five researchers from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, NUI Maynooth, Trinity College … Continue reading

Back to school heavy bags causing back pain? – go digital……

  7,000 students return to school with digital schoolbags According to Silicon Republic, it appears that some 7,000 fewer students will be plagued by back problems caused by carrying heavy bags full of books. Education tech provider Wriggle says it has kitted out 7,000 Irish schoolkids with digital school bags. … Continue reading

First Lab-grown vaginas successfully transplanted in four women

First lab-grown vaginas successfully transplanted in four women For the first time, four vaginas have been successfully grown in a lab and transplanted into women who were born with abnormal or missing vaginas, marking yet another breakthrough in transplantable body organs. The team from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine … Continue reading

Major breakthrough in cause of blindness

Irish scientists have made a major breakthrough in relation to a disease which is one of the most common causes of blindness in Ireland.( AMD (age-related macular degeneration) affects central vision, making it blurry. Central vision is necessary for everyday activities such as reading, driving and watching television. The condition … Continue reading

Biopharma giant Regeneron invests €300m in Limerick

Limerick is to receive 300 highly skilled jobs by 2016 after biopharma giant Regeneron Pharmaceuticals this morning revealed a US$300m investment for a manufacturing facility on an 11.88-hectare site previously owned by Dell at Raheen Business Park. Subject to planning approval from the local authority, the company expects to employ … Continue reading

Will a Science Education better your job chances?

More and more Irish believe science education will guarantee you a job Some 78pc of Irish people agree that young people interested in science have a better chance of landing a job than those that don’t. A new Eurobarometer survey shows that more than three-quarters (77pc) of Europeans think that … Continue reading