A T cell: a key part of how the body protects itself against invading microbes

Work of research team from Maynooth and Australia could help in fight against cancer

Researchers in Florida have developed a method for converting human waste into rocket fuel

Scientists in Florida have developed process to create methane using aerobic digester

Prof Séamus Martin of TCD’s Smurfit Institute of Genetics: ‘I am delighted to accept this award and must recognise the contribution of those who work alongside me in the lab.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The research of Prof Séamus Martin and his team at TCD may have implications for the treatment of cancer, Parkinson’s, diabetes an(...)

Nutritionally poor: greater white-toothed shrew

The invader is out-competing the indigenous pygmy shrew, and there could be serious repercussions for our ecosystem

The Sulawesi streaked flycatcher, Muscicapa sodhil, lives in the forested lowlands of Sulawesi  island in Indonesia. Photograph: Martin Lindop and Ticiana Jardim Marini.

Sulawesi streaked flycatcher eluded human engagement for 15 years after first sighting

The president of the European Research Council Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

It was a pleasure listening to someone who believes that “frontier research” must be supported

The ‘Philae’ lander faces dangers as the comet becomes violently active. Photograph: ESA/EPA

Lander to get more light as comet approaches sun

Prof Séamus Martin was  named  Boyle Medal laureate. The award includes the medal and a cash bursary of €20,000.

Biochemist leads research team looking at process of cell death and inflammation

The Celtic tiger’s building boom opened up archaeological sites under pipelines, housing and roads. This was used in a study that revealed that the decline of the bronze trade caused a population decline in 900BC.Photograph: Lorna Siggins

Irish archaeological sites explain huge European population fall

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