The dangerous Aspergillus fumigatus is one of the most common disease-causing agents affecting immunocompromised patients but is also a problem in food safety. I

Fungus toxin poses risk for cancer and transplant patients, killing 600,000 people per year

A photographer taking pictures of a reconstruction of a Neanderthal man ancestor displayed  at the Prehistoric Museum in Halle,  Germany. Photograph: Sebastian Willnow/AFP/Getty Images.

‘Nature’ study examines decline of one population and rise of an other 40,000 years ago

Ten full hours of “chimp chat” have been put up online in order to encourage more research into what the animals are saying.

Dutch academics want to encourage research into what animals say in recordings

Artist’s impression of the Rosetta orbiter deploying the Philae lander to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

A space adventure to land on a comet, ‘one of the most extraordinary feats of space engineering ever achieved’, is close to happen(...)

A DNA molecule strand with human genome code. Photograph: Steven Hunt/Getty Images

Individual blueprints to affect privacy and reproduction, says Aaron Ciechanover

Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Research is hemmed in with a requirement that it make money and create companies and jobs

Trinity College Dublin: as part of the Psychiatric Genomics  Consortium, it has found 108 locations in the genome associated with schizophrenia. Photograph: Frank Miller

Findings have potential to kickstart development of new treatments

Chris Beyrer (centre), president-elect of the International Aids Society, after reading a statement today outside the venue where the 20th International Aids Conference is to be held in Melbourne, Australia. Several delegates set to attend the conference were travelling on the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine with all lives lost. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Prof Ceppie Merry of TCD describes colleague on flight as ‘visionary’ fighter against Aids

Alistair McClymont today with a raindrop hovering in mid air as part of the Strange Weather: Forcasts from the Future exhibition  at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

New exhibition to take innovative look at our love-hate relationship with the weather

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