Science News In Brief

Conor O’Donovan

Deputy Science Editor

Breakthrough in stem cell production

Japanese scientists have developed a novel and highly efficient method for generating induced pluripotent stem (iPS)-like cells from cells of various types, according to two joint papers recently published online …


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Former professor approaches Taoiseach over “national scandal”

James Wilson

Staff Writer

A former professor at the School of English, Dr Gerald Morgan, has denounced the automatic removal of borrowing rights from the College’s retired academics as a “national scandal”. In …


Science: In Brief

Gavin Kenny

Science Editor

Is post-publication peer-reviewing the way forward for science?

Traditionally, scientific research undergoes the straightforward process of peer-review prior to publication. Here, scientists submit their work to a journal’s editor who passes the material on to a …