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Snakes, spiders and Santa this Sunday

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Galway Science and Technology Festival will present its 2020 annual Family Day Exhibition as a virtual event this year. It will be broadcast from GalwayScience.ie at 11am on Sunday November 22 and will be hosted by Clara Murray and John Sharpson of RTE Jnrs After School Hub. This fun, engaging and much-anticipated production will have many of the attractions of the annual exhibition, usually held at NUI Galway.

Galway Science & Technology Festival announces 2020 programme

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The Galway Science and Technology Festival (GSTF), as part of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)’s National Science Week, returns this November as a virtual event, but promises to capture all of its usual fun and excitement.

NUI Galway provides first definitive identification guide on false widow spider bites

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Researchers from the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway have developed the world’s first verified identification guide and symptoms checklist for General Practitioners and the public on how to treat bites from the False Widow spider.

Young children will have the opportunity to become real-life scientists this summer

Bug Hunters‘ host Dr Michel Dugon will be directing two summer science camps which aim to look at science through a new and youthful lens. The camps will provide a safe and encouraging atmosphere in which young scientists can get involved and experiment as real scientists do.

NUI Galway study on spider venom for potential anti-cancer properties

An NUI Galway scientist has begun research on venom variations from the false black widow spider and its therapeutic potential for anti-cancer properties. The venom will be tested on different lines of human cancerous cells. This is the first time that an Irish bug is being investigated for its potent bio-activity and the first time that venom from this particular spider is been investigated.

 

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