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seashore creatures

Bioengineers Unveil Surprising Sensory and Self-Healing Abilities of Seashore Creatures

New research from bioengineers paints a surprisingly complex picture of limpets – the little seashore creatures that are ubiquitous on rocky patches of beaches...
cognitive impairment

Measure of Belly Fat in Older Adults Is Linked with Cognitive...

A new study using data from the Trinity Ulster Department of Agriculture (TUDA) ageing cohort study comprising over 5,000 individuals has found that a...
litigation

Fear of Litigation Is a Key Factor in Decision to Perform...

Fear of litigation and perceived safety concerns and are among the key factors influencing the decision to perform a caesarean section, according to a...
Nano-tech diagnostic

Nano-Tech Diagnostic Can Indicate Cancer or Thrombotic Risk in One Drop...

A team of international researchers led by Professor Martin Hegner, Investigator in CRANN and Trinity’s School of Physics, have developed an automated diagnostic platform...
vaccines for infants and newborns

Immune Discovery Should Lead to Improved Vaccines for Infants and Newborns

Scientists have just identified a class of ‘danger signals’ that are highly efficient at triggering an immune response in infants and newborns. They believe...
Psychiatric Disorders

Psychiatric Disorders Share a New Underlying Genetic Basis

Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder often run in families.  A new international study led by researchers at Trinity College Dublin and...
heart attack

Researchers Develop Device That Increases Heart Function After Heart Attack

A collaborative team of researchers from NUI Galway, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Trinity, RCSI and AMBER, has developed a novel implantable tool...
tuberculosis

Scientists Discover How Vitamin A Drives the Lung Immune System to...

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital, Dublin, have discovered how vitamin A drives the lung immune system to deal with tuberculosis...
tumour metabolism

Drugs Targeting Tumour Metabolism Will Not Stop Our ‘Natural Killer’ Cells

Scientists have just made an important discovery as to how cancer-targeting ‘Natural Killer’ (NK) cells are fuelled in the body, which has significant implications...
head injuries

Bioengineers Identify Safer Way to Make Rugby Tackles

Bioengineers have compiled a set of recommendations that could significantly reduce concussions and other head injuries in rugby union, having assessed how head impacts...
motor neuron disease

Link Between Long-Term Memory and Neurodegenerative Disease

Scientists have just discovered that a small region of a cellular protein that helps long-term memories form also drives the neurodegeneration seen in motor...
yoga

The Yogi Masters Were Right – Breathing Exercises Can Sharpen Your...

It has long been claimed by Yogis and Buddhists that meditation and ancient breath-focused practices, such as pranayama, strengthen our ability to focus on...
Lung Cancer

Research Pinpoints Radon Priority Areas Based on Expected Lung Cancer Incidence

A new assessment using 32,000 residential radon measurements throughout Ireland points to specific radon priority areas. The novel approach combines average indoor radon concentration...
immune cell

Scientists Unearth Vital Link Between Fat, Immunity and Heat Regulation

Scientists have just made a surprising discovery involving fat and special immune cells that live within it -- it turns out that ‘gd T...
waste water

Engineers Trial New Tech to Stop Energy Going down the Drain

Engineers from Trinity College Dublin are leading a five-year project that is aiming to stop useful energy going down the drain. They are piloting...
HIV

Scientists Discover How HIV Evades the Immune System

Scientists have just discovered a new mechanism by which HIV evades the immune system, and which shows precisely how the virus avoids elimination. The...
biodiversity

Scientists Warn of Continuing, Dangerous Declines in Global Biodiversity

Biodiversity continues to decline in every region of the world, significantly reducing nature’s capacity to contribute to people’s well-being. This alarming trend endangers economies,...
neurodegenerative conditions

Nanoparticles May Cause DNA Damage to Brain Cells Across a a...

New research by scientists shows that when cellular barriers are exposed to metal nanoparticles, cellular messengers are released that may cause damage to the...
Identical Genes

New Discovery Explains Why Cells with Identical Genes Perform Unique Jobs

Scientists have made a significant discovery that explains how and why the billions of different cells in our bodies look and act so differently...
public lecture, human societies, plant protein, climate, Skin Disease, Form of Light, clean energy, batteries, Ascaris roundworm, inflammation, motor neurone disease, breast cancer

How Citizen Science, Gaming and AI Are Mapping the Most Complex...

International science communicator, Amy Sterling, will explain how she uses gaming and AI approaches to engage a host of citizen scientists and transform the...