Archive for 25 November 2008

IBM collaborates with Irish universities to solve complex business issues

Posted in research with tags , on 25 November 2008 by Steve

“Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan TD today announced that IBM is establishing an exascale stream computing research ‘collaboratory’ in Dublin and the creation of 40 new jobs at IBM and local Universities. It is supported by the Government through IDA Ireland. An IBM collaboratory is a laboratory where IBM Researchers co-locate with a university, government, or commercial partner to share skills and resources to achieve a common research goal. A collaboratory allows IBM Researchers the opportunity to pursue research outside IBM’s labs and existing business units, by working with other institutions around the world that have different expertise, environments or access to partners …” (more)

[Finfacts, 24 November]

UCC lauded for move on stem-cell research

Posted in research with tags , on 25 November 2008 by Steve

“A British expert on medical ethics last night congratulated University College Cork (UCC) for its “admirable move” in approving the use of embryonic stem-cell research at the campus. Speaking at a debate on stem-cell research at UCC last night, Baroness Mary Warnock said scientists had an absolute duty to ‘proceed on this path of human compassion’. Ms Warnock chaired a landmark government committee in the 1980s that established British law on fertility treatment and embryo research …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Times, 25 November]