Health-conscious “new men” may be largely responsible for a dramatic reduction in rates of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia over the past 20 y(...)

Research published in the journal Nature Communications shows if you have one or two certain gene variants life expectancy reduces by between one and two years.

Scientists have discovered genes that can knock one to three years off your lifespan. These gene variants are also very common with two thirds of us c(...)

The treatment first requires the patient to wear a headset that projects a life-sized image of themselves through a virtual reality mirror.

Patients suffering from depression could benefit from a virtual reality therapy in which they give advice to a crying child, research has found. The (...)

Paul O’Mahony: had an abiding concern for justice and equality. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Paul O’Mahony, who has died aged 69, was an eminent psychologist, criminologist and campaigner for the more progressive and constructive treatment of (...)

The results from trials of a new treatment for cystic fibrosis have been welcomed by Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Trials of a new treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) have delivered “a significant if modest benefit” for patients who experienced an improvement in lun(...)

Researchers re-programmed cells harvested from the embryos of a genetically engineered mouse and grafted them onto the kidney of a genetically similar adult mouse.

Regenerative medicine made an important step forward today with the announcement of the first successful growth of a well-developed functioning organ (...)

Dr Alison Campbell: “Engaging with the business community means you have a greater chance to see your research having a broader impact.”

A fresh approach to the commercialisation of research may be on the way following the recent launch of tech transfer body Knowledge Transfer Ireland. (...)

It could be a decade before the research leads to a pill that could be taken by people with Alzheimer’s disease.

A new British study has raised the prospect of a pill that can treat brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s by halting the death of neurons.The research,(...)

Growth of output per head determines living standards. Innovation determines the growth of output per head. But what determines innovation?Conventiona(...)