EGGS THROWN AT TAOISEACH AS HE IS MET BY PROTESTORS IN MILFORD

first_imgTHIS was the moment protestors threw eggs at the windscreen of the Taoiseach’s car as he arrived outside a school in Milford today.A number of groups had mounted pickets and placards outside Loreto Community College where the Fine Gael leader was attending to celebrate a student winning a Among the groups holding protests was the Donegal Action Against Austerity and the Can’t Pay Won’t Pay groups. There was a heavy Garda presence at the scene.There was also anger amongst parents from schools locally after pupils were held in Loreto Community School because of the Taoiseach’s late arrival.As a result pupils on shared buses from Mulroy College did not arrive home leaving many parents disgruntled.However the protest outside Loreto didn’t take away from the celebrations inside. The Taoiseach addressed more than 700 students and told them they were “leading the way” in bringing the digital age to schools.The school won the prize after a project by fifth year student Shaun Sweeney on the smart class of the future.All pupils joining the school this year will now receive ‘Fizz Books’ which is a mini laptop and tablet.As well as the new laptops, the school will be visited by a PHD student from Dublin City University who will map out the school’s progress using the new computers.The aim of the project is to partly use the computers, which will be equipped with all edco books, to eventually eliminate the need for old fashioned paper books. The €150,000 prize was presented by SmartClass, a project run by computer giants Intel, the Educational Company of Ireland and Steljes.The Taoiseach was at the school to formally hand over the first computer.* Despite earlier reports, members of Donegal Action Against Cancer Care were not present at today’s protest outside Milford Community College. We are happy to clarify this.EGGS THROWN AT TAOISEACH AS HE IS MET BY PROTESTORS IN MILFORD was last modified: May 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Laskers awarded for work on protein folding, deep brain stimulation

first_imgFive researchers who study a cellular system for fixing misfolded proteins, deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, and breast cancer genetics have won this year’s prestigious Lasker Awards for biomedical research.The Lasker Foundation announced today that its award for basic medical research goes to Kazutoshi Mori, 56, of Kyoto University in Japan and Peter Walter, 59, of the University of California, San Francisco, for their work on what’s known as the unfolded protein response. Starting in the late 1980s, their labs revealed steps in how the endoplasmic reticulum, the cell’s factory for processing secreted and membrane proteins, deals with proteins whose linear sequence of amino acids hasn’t folded into a proper 3D shape. After detecting a harmful buildup of unfolded proteins, the endoplasmic reticulum sends a signal to the nucleus that activates genes that work to fix the problem. The research has had implications for diseases such as cystic fibrosis and retinitis pigmentosa. 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Also beginning in the 1980s, they showed in animals and people that surgically implanting in the brain a device that stimulates the subthalamic nucleus can alleviate tremors and other symptoms of people with Parkinson’s disease. In 2002, U.S. regulators approved the technique for treating advanced Parkinson’s disease.Mary-Claire King, 68, of the University of Washington, Seattle, won the Lasker special achievement award for her discovery of the BRCA1 breast cancer risk gene in 1990 and for developing DNA analytic techniques for identifying members of a family. First used to help find children separated from their parents during Argentina’s 1976 to 1983 military dictatorship, the approach has since identified human remains and victims of natural disasters and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.last_img read more

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