Designer probiotic bacteria have the potential to alter brain fatty acid composition according to new research published in the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Food technology transfer

10 May 2012

A new Teagasc Food Technology and Knowledge Transfer Strategy to support Irish food companies was launched in May 2012. Teagasc’s Portfolio of Food Technologies opens five gateways, or opportunities for food companies to utilize and exploit. These include a comprehensive resource of technology offers, updates, services, expertise and scientists, available to food companies to actively engage with.

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May 11 2012, 10:00 AM

The EPA has today published a report from a preliminary study on current knowledge about the environmental considerations and impacts of shale gas exploration and extraction, and in particular the use of hydraulic fracturing technology.

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The Irish Times – Thursday, June 7, 2012

GET READY for a summer of sea, sand and, whatever about sun, lots of science. Next month, Ireland is hosting Europe’s biggest general science gathering, when thousands of visitors from around the world will descend on Dublin for a week-long festival of all things scientific (see for details).

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CERN, 8th June 2012

A TEAM OF SCIENTISTS who made international headlines last year when they suggested that neutrinos could travel faster than the speed of light have today conceded that Albert Einstein was right all along – and that the particles, like everything else, are bound by the universe’s speed limit.

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Premature baby

TCD, 29 May 2012

A significant breakthrough on why women go into labour early or develop the disease  pre-eclampsia has been made by scientists. The discovery concerning the conditions which threaten the life of both the newborn baby and the mother was made by researchers at the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) at Trinity College Dublin and Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital.  The findings have just been published in the Journal of Immunology.

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