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Blessed Oktoberfest is upon us. Traditionally, taking place in the two weeks leading up to the first Sunday in October, Oktoberfest is a German folk festival from the province of Bayern (Bavaria) that has been in existence since 1810. After…

Science Tech

UCD Conway Festival 2017

The 2017 UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation got under way last week with lectures and presentations by leading scientists from varied fields. The festival, now in its seventeenth year, serves to highlight the substantial scientific research and innovation…

Genomics Medicine Ireland Partners With UCD for New Study

Genomics Medicine Ireland Ltd (GMI), linked up with UCD’s Institute for Sport and Health to launch Ireland’s first large scale genomic study examining the relationship between fitness and genetics. The company describes themselves as  ‘An Irish life sciences company leading…

Technology for the Taking in Berlin

The IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) just took place in Messe Berlin running through September 1 – 6. Europe’s biggest technology bazaar did not disappoint with everything from smartphones to Wi-Fi fridges on exhibition. All the major tech companies like Samsung and…

Breakthrough in Genetic Engineering

The field of genetic engineering passed a major milestone this August. According to an article published in Nature, scientists have successfully corrected a severe disease-causing gene mutation in healthy, viable human embryos for the first time. Our genetic code is…