Sean Duke

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Scientists predict that personalised nutrition will provide each of us with perfectly tailored diet plans that work. Photograph: iStock

Were you ever frustrated when a diet plan that helped a friend lose weight didn’t work for you? Scientists working in the emerging field of personali(...)

About one-quarter of  people with tinnitus report it is distressing and debilitating. It can be linked with social withdrawal, an inability to concentrate, an avoidance of loud places, anxiety, depression or – in about 1 per cent of cases – suicidal ideation.

An Irish made tongue-stimulation device has proved effective in treating 80 per cent of people suffering from tinnitus in clinical trials in Dublin an(...)

The I-LOFAR telescope was installed at Birr Castle in Co Offaly in 2017 to detect low-frequency radio waves travelling across interstellar space.
Ireland ready to answer ET’s call
  • Science
  • September 24, 2020, 05:30

The confirmed detection of a signal from an extraterrestrial (ET) intelligence here on Earth would be one of the most important and historic moments i(...)

Exoplanet image: Credit Mark Garlick

Two nearby Earth-like planets, with many of the factors required for life, have been discovered by a team led by Irish astrophysicist Dr Sandra Jeffer(...)

The Electron rocket in a launch pad. Photograph: Courtesy of Rocket Labs

A new space race has begun; but this time, it’s not superpower-led. This one is led by industry, government bodies and research groups who have gained(...)

Graphic representation of the Solar Orbiter in flight. Two Irish companies, Enbio and Captec, between them won €3.1 million in industrial contracts for Orbiter

The sun makes life on Earth possible but, despite this life-sustaining role, scientists know surprisingly little about our nearest star. The €1.35 bil(...)

Wave energy could  compliment other renewable energy forms  and provide greater energy self sufficiency, security and reliability

The jagged, splintered Irish western coastline is the geological result of the unrelenting pounding it has taken from powerful waves over millions of (...)

Sun coming up the passage at the Winter Solstice, Newgrange

Who built Newgrange and the other Boyne Valley passage tombs – and why? It remains one of archaeology’s most intractable questions. In a renewed effor(...)

These nanoparticles have been built at a scale small enough to interact with individual molecules. Photograph: Medi-Mation/Science Photo Library

The idea that a tiny machine could be inserted into the body and then travel to the site of damaged or diseased cells to repair those cells onsite has(...)

Dr Arlyng Gonzalez-Vazquez and Prof Fergal O’Brien: “If we can at least target early intervention to try to restore bone to healthy levels in older people that would be a huge advance,” says Prof O’Brien

The remarkable bone-healing powers of children have been transferred into adult cells in a major breakthrough by scientists based in Ireland. Scient(...)

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