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Loughborough researchers part of £7.3m project that will create the first-ever manufacturing cyber-seed

The first-ever manufacturing ‘cyber seed’ which grows just like a plant and produces innovative designs for products ranging from aircraft parts to medical devices has been conceptualised by researchers – and now it is being brought to life. The cyber seed will allow scientists to generate new products – bespoke to end-users and suited to the local environment with the materials available - at the tap of a button from anywhere in the world.

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Loughborough researchers part of £7.3m project that will create the first-ever manufacturing cyber-seed

First manufacturing cyber seed conceptualised by team including Belfast experts

The first-ever manufacturing cyber seed has been conceptualised by a team which involves academics from Belfast. The cyber seed is described as being capable of producing innovative designs for products ranging from aircraft parts to medical devices. It was designed by a team of experts from Queen’s University Belfast, Loughborough University and the University of York to allow scientists to generate bespoke new products suited to the local environment and available materials at the tap of a button from anywhere in the world.

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First manufacturing cyber seed conceptualised by team including Belfast experts

Northern Ireland's first lady chief justice appointed

She will replace Sir Declan Morgan who is to retire after 10 years as Lord Chief Justice Mrs Justice Siobhan Keegan has been appointed as Northern Ireland’s first ever lady chief justice. She will replace Sir Declan Morgan, who is to retire after 10 years as Lord Chief Justice.

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Northern Ireland's first lady chief justice appointed

Mrs Justice Keegan to become first ever lady chief justice in Northern Ireland

Mrs Justice Siobhan Keegan has been appointed as Northern Ireland’s first ever lady chief justice. She will replace Sir Declan Morgan, who is to retire after 10 years as Lord Chief Justice. Mrs Justice Keegan delivered the ruling last month that the 10 people killed in the west Belfast shootings involving soldiers in Ballymurphy in August 1971 were “entirely innocent”.

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Mrs Justice Keegan to become first ever lady chief justice in Northern Ireland

Queen’s University Belfast shares sustainability expertise in TEDx talks

Queen’s University Belfast is hosting a digital TEDx event to inspire creativity and share innovation on Thursday, June 24. Engineering our Sustainable Future is a public event and brings together global experts – including staff, students and alumni - from the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

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Queen’s University Belfast shares sustainability expertise in TEDx talks

Queen's and Ulster universities update on plans to resume face-to-face teaching

"As always, the safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and the wider community remains our first priority" Northern Ireland universities appear hopeful they will be able to offer students face-to-face teaching in the next academic year. Many students have already packed up for the year after finishing their exams and handing in their last pieces of coursework but when they return to Queen's and Ulster University for the autumn 2021 semester, it could be a very different learning experience than the past 18 months.

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Queen's and Ulster universities update on plans to resume face-to-face teaching

Almost three quarters of theatre freelancers pessimistic about their futures, Manchester research suggests

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left nearly three quarters of theatre freelancers feeling pessimistic about their futures, new research suggests. The Freelancers in the Dark project, a collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University, East 15 Acting School at the University of Essex, which is leading the study, and Queen’s University Belfast, is investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on theatre freelancers from across the UK.

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Almost three quarters of theatre freelancers pessimistic about their futures, Manchester research suggests

Queen's researchers involved in major initiative to tackle child tooth decay

RESEARCHERS at Queen's University Belfast are involved in a major initiative to tackle child tooth decay. Alongside experts from University of Liverpool, they have been awarded £2.6 million for a study focusing on how families can address the causes. More than 4,000 children in Northern Ireland are admitted to hospital each year to have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic.

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Queen's researchers involved in major initiative to tackle child tooth decay

Queen’s University Belfast spin-out secures funding

A Queen's University Belfast spin-out has secured £300,000 following a seed funding round. The round for GenoME Diagnostics was supported by QUBIS, the commercialisation arm of Queen’s University, Deepbridge Capital and Co-Fund NI, which is part of Invest Northern Ireland’s Access to Finance portfolio.

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Queen’s University Belfast spin-out secures funding

Manned missions to Mars have taken a step closer thanks to hibernating zebrafish

Prolonged periods of time in space are punishing on the human body. Astronauts who have endured space flights have all experienced negative effects from the journey; from loss of body mass and muscles to the redistribution of bodily fluids to the head, which puts pressure on the eyes causing vision problems.

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Manned missions to Mars have taken a step closer thanks to hibernating zebrafish

NI firm which makes blood tests to help detect ovarian cancer raises £300k seed funding

A company specialising in blood tests to help detect ovarian cancer has secured £300,000 in seed funding to help its growth. GenoME Diagnostics, a spin-out from Queen’s University Belfast, took part in a funding round supported by QUBIS, the commercialisation arm of Queen’s University, Deepbridge Capital and Co-Fund NI.

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NI firm which makes blood tests to help detect ovarian cancer raises £300k seed funding

Queen’s researchers reveal zebrafish could help humans reach Mars

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown the zebrafish could help humans reach Mars by understanding how a form of hibernation, known as induced torpor (a state of reduced metabolic activity) may provide radio-protective effects. Hibernation is a physiological condition found in many species that protects them against harsh conditions, such as food scarcity and low environmental temperatures.

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Queen’s researchers reveal zebrafish could help humans reach Mars

Higher grades awarded to students seen as agreeable, research finds

TEACHERS grading their students' work may be influenced by perceptions of their personalities, an international research collaboration has found. . It is the first project of its kind to explore and compare the connection between students who are selected for their exceptional performance and their personality and behavioural strengths and difficulties.

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Higher grades awarded to students seen as agreeable, research finds

Queen’s cancer treatment DNA breakthrough

In a groundbreaking first, research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found thousands of ‘Achilles Heels’ or ‘cancer vulnerabilities’ in an analysis of more than 700 different cancer cell types. In future, this could lead to new ways to stop cancer cells in their tracks by using existing drugs, as well as proposing new targets for drug development.

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Queen’s cancer treatment DNA breakthrough

Queen's researchers find ‘Achilles Heels’ in cancer cells

Findings could lead to new and improved treatments Queen’s researchers studying the DNA of hundreds of cancers have found ‘vulnerabilities’ they believe could be a key breakthrough if fighting the disease. The findings, they say, will lead to “more targeted and effective cancer treatments”.

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Queen's researchers find ‘Achilles Heels’ in cancer cells

Molecule discovery proves there could be life beyond our solar system

Is there life beyond our solar system?A team of international astronomers has taken one step closer to answering this time-old question.New research published on Tuesday has uncovered what could be an important clue in understanding if other, unknown planets exist that could be habitable for future generations.

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Molecule discovery proves there could be life beyond our solar system

Third of Army veterans living in NI suffer from PTSD: Queen’s University study

More than a third of Army veterans living in Northern Ireland are likely to be suffering from PTSD, a report has found.A survey carried out by academics at Queen’s University Belfast also found that a similar number reported problematic alcohol usage.More than 1,300 veterans living in Northern Ireland responded to the research about their mental health.

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Third of Army veterans living in NI suffer from PTSD: Queen’s University study

Third of Army veterans in NI likely to be suffering from PTSD

More than a third of Army veterans living in Northern Ireland are likely to be suffering from PTSD, a report has found.A survey carried out by academics at Queen’s University Belfast also found that a similar number reported problematic alcohol usage.More than 1,300 veterans living in Northern Ireland responded to the research about their mental health.

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Third of Army veterans in NI likely to be suffering from PTSD

Poll results on Northern Ireland Protocol on knife edge as 47% say it should be kept

Northern Ireland voters are deeply split over the protocol with 47% wanting their MLAs to support keeping it in a future Assembly vote but 42% saying it must go, according to a new opinion poll.It shows massive distrust for politicians and civil servants here and in Britain charged with managing the effect of the protocol.

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Poll results on Northern Ireland Protocol on knife edge as 47% say it should be kept

No faith in politicians to manage the Brexit conflict, poll in North finds

People in Northern Ireland have utterly no trust in the authorities in London and Belfast to manage the conflicts associated with the Brexit protocol, a new opinion poll shows.The survey for Queen’s University Belfast also finds that opinion is very evenly divided as to support or opposition for the North’s special EU trade status under the protocol.

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No faith in politicians to manage the Brexit conflict, poll in North finds