Latest Research Suggest Vikings Brought Illness To Ireland

Vikings brought leprosy to Ireland

New Irish research suggests that the Vikings caused leprosy in Ireland. The claim comes after the examination of the remains excavated from Irish cemeteries. The study focused on five probable cases of leprosy from the human skeletal remains.

The researchers were drawn from the Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Southampton and the University of Surrey. The researchers examined the skeletal remains of three individuals that were excavated from a cemetery in Dublin. The other two remains came from Co Antrim and Co Kildare in Ireland.

Interestingly, none of these three individuals examined appear to have been a local in Dublin. One might have been from Northern Ireland or was a British. According to the study, the remaining two individuals grew up in Scandinavia and were therefore foreign in Dublin.…

Irish Scientific Research Is Investigating How Bats Can Slow Down Ageing Process

female scientist with microscope

Human beings often face many health challenges in old age, but new research can give insight about staying healthy in old age. Researchers at the University College Dublin have conducted a study with the aim of investigating why bats live longer compared to other mammals. How do these bats slow down ageing?

The researchers hope to use their study in the long term to help create knowledge about how humans too can slow down the ageing process. If ever this can be possible, human life can be extended since people will be capable of living healthy lifestyles despite old age. The scientists back their claim from the findings of their study involving bats.

Naturally, the health conditions of senior people significantly differ from individuals who are still young.    As age takes a toll on human life, individual cells within the body eventually die, and the health of that person also deteriorates. Ultimately, death visits older people since their bodies cannot continue renewing themselves like people who are still young.…

The Future Of Artificial Intelligence In Ireland

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence in Ireland was a key focus of the Accenture’s annual Technology Vision 2017 report. The stats highlight some interesting views on both the current status of AI in Irish technology and its future.

It says that 71% of Irish customers surveyed said that they believed AI was the future for customer interactions and data. 25% went on to say it could be transformative for the nation.

For many companies looking into the future of AI in Ireland, the main interests here are language processing and the way that machines learn. The former is vital for a better understanding of natural voice patterns.…