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Claire O’Connell at home in Dublin, trying to improve her life month by month. Photograph: Alan Betson

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Dr Cliona Murphy: is taking part in the BioInnovate programme at NUI Galway

Winning idea looks to make it safer to introduce devices into arteries through needle puncture

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Dr Cliona Murphy, a consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician at the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Getting gynaecological issues checked out in good time can pay dividends for quality of life

Émer Hickey, Sophie Healy-Thow and Ciara Judge from Kinsale, Co Cork, winners of the BT Young Scientists of the Year 2013 title. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Three girls whose passion has had award-winning and groundbreaking results offer tips for excelling at science

Dr David Mckeown, based at UCD is using maths to control space rocket vibrations

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