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Lung cancer cells: the focus of the innovative work of scientist Dr Declan Soden and surgeon Mr John Hinchion

Award-winning duo team-up again to bring their individual expertise to new treatment for lung cancer

A 1/1000 scale model of comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on display as part of the World Science festival in Brooklyn Bridge in New York last May. The European Space Agency ESA spacecraft Rosetta is racing alongside the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko after having traveled 3.7 billion miles. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Experiment on board Rosetta satellite finds pungent ‘odours’ of bad eggs, vinegar and urine

The team studied every gene in the genome of 363 patients with Motor Neurone Disease.

Discovery advances knowledge of causes of disease which could provide drug target

Researcher Svante Pääbo, examining the Ust’-Ishim femur in Omsk. Photograph: Bence Viola, MPI EVA

Study on ‘high-quality’ genome from Siberian remains examine Neanderthal ancestry

The goal is to ensure State-funded research delivers excellence with impact, says  Science Foundation Ireland chief Mark Ferguson

Funding model brings companies and scientists together

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton says the investment will directly support 700 research positions. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Five centres to benefit in ‘game-changing’ move, says Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton

Zoologists at Trinity College Dublin have come up with the idea of creating ‘restaurants’ for vultures to protect the specis against habitat loss, poisoning and other threats. Photograph: Darcy Ogada.

TCD zoologists urge human help for endangered birds to protect against habitat loss, poisoning and other threats

Dr Damien Thompson of the University of Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place

Scientists have developed a device to work on minute traces of chemicals

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