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2011-06-06 13:19:17

A groundbreaking new test for male infertility, which will save time, money and heartache for couples around the world, has been developed at Queen's University Belfast. The medical breakthrough, known as the SpermComet, has resulted from more than a decade's research by Professor Sheena Lewis, who leads the Reproductive Medicine research group at Queen's. The SpermComet provides unique information that no other test offers. By measuring damaged DNA in individual sperm, it can predict the...

2011-05-30 02:00:00

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Centenary is Commemorated by TITANICa: The Exhibition & The People's Story Belfast is set to mark the 100th anniversary of the launch of one of the city's most famous creations - RMS Titanic. On May 31st 1911, Titanic was launched into Belfast Lough by Harland & Wolff - then the largest shipyard in the world. It took three years to build and just 62 seconds to complete the launch. To view the Multimedia News...

2011-04-05 14:03:19

Scientists from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University Belfast and Almac Discovery Ltd have developed a new treatment for cancer which rather than attacking tumors directly, prevents the growth of new blood vessels in tumors, starving them of oxygen and nutrients, thereby preventing their growth. Targeting tumor blood vessels is not a new concept, however, this drug attacks the blood vessels using an entirely different pathway and therefore could be useful for treating tumors which...

2011-04-01 06:25:00

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line has announced that the HSS Stena Explorer will recommence service on its Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire route on Friday April 1 until Tuesday September 13 to cope with the additional demand over the summer period. The reintroduction of the HSS Stena Explorer will provide Stena Line with the ability to handle higher volumes of foot passengers as Dun Laoghaire Harbour provides passengers with an adjacent Dart connection...

2011-03-29 13:17:18

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have issued a stark warning about the future of the Irish hare and the threat it faces from the European "Ëœbrown' hare, which has set up home in Mid-Ulster and West Tyrone. Dr Neil Reid from Quercus (Queen's University's Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science), said: "In March 2011, the Northern Ireland Assembly voted to outlaw hare coursing in Northern Ireland to protect the future of the Irish hare. But our native hare remains...

2011-03-22 13:03:10

As the increasing number food scares causes consumers to question the safety of everyday food items, researchers at Queen's University Belfast have completed the first ever analysis of all the food recalls announced in the USA, UK and Ireland over the last decade. The research, by Dr Antony Potter at Queen's Centre for Assured and Traceable Foods (ASSET) identified 2,439 food recalls over the past ten years "“ including the recall of 380 million eggs in the USA in 2010 following a...

2011-03-14 14:26:55

The first major study of the wellbeing and inclusion of former politically motivated prisoners in Northern Ireland will be launched by Queen's University today (Monday 14 March). Ageing and Social Exclusion among Former Politically Motivated Prisoners in Northern Ireland and the border region of Ireland investigated the well being and social and economic inclusion of loyalist and republican former prisoners (aged 50 and over) as older people in Northern Ireland. The report will be launched at...

2011-03-10 08:37:00

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stena Line has confirmed the addition of two new Superfast ferries on its service between Scotland and Northern Ireland in Autumn 2011 to coincide with the opening of its new 80m pounds Sterling Loch Ryan Port at Cairnryan. Sister ships Superfast VII and Superfast VIII will replace the HSS Stena Voyager, Stena Caledonia and Stena Navigator, which currently operate on the ferry crossings between the two countries. The Superfast...

2011-03-03 12:51:50

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast are taking the first step towards discovering the true effectiveness of brain training exercises with the release of their own app aimed at those over 50. The Brain Jog application is available to download free for iPhone, iPod or iPad. It is the product of 18 months of work by researchers at Queen's School of Music and Sonic Arts to find out what the over 50's are looking for in a brain training app. Queen's researchers are encouraging as many people...

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2011-03-01 13:32:08

Pioneering technology by scientists at Queen's University Belfast, which is transforming the lives of millions of people in Asia, is now being used to create safer drinking water in the United States. The award-winning system "“ Subterranean Arsenic Removal "“ removes arsenic from groundwater without using chemicals. It was developed by a team of European and Indian engineers led by Dr Bhaskar Sen Gupta in Queen's University School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering....


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.