Dan Kastner started his detective work on the immune system when he encountered a patient  who had familial Mediterranean fever, a rare inherited immune disorder.

Our immune system is there to protect us, but if its signalling systems go awry it can cause disease, particularly when inflammation damages our own t(...)

Dr Jim Sullivan, vice-president of pharmaceutical discovery at AbbVie: “It is important in basic research to have the talent working well together.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland’s got talent in scientific research, but we need to keep investing it to attract even more. That’s according to Dr Jim Sullivan of global biop(...)

Trinity Central on Pearse Street: 590sq m  for rent

With a small number of high-quality office campuses in Dublin city now achieving rents of up to €45 per sq ft, Trinity College is hoping to secure €37(...)

Ashley Bray, a Trinity postgraduate student who was found collapsed in a corridor in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute building, had taken cyanide, an inquest heard.

A Trinity postgraduate student found collapsed in a corridor and then moved by a security guard, thinking he was drunk, had taken cyanide, an inquest (...)

‘Blood Vessels’ by Charlie Murphy

A new exhibition at Dublin’s Science Gallery is tapping into a challenging vein. It is called Blood, and it lives up to its subtitle, Not for the F(...)

Architects’ illustration of planned new TCD School of Business, backing onto Pearse Street

Trinity College Dublin is planning a further rejuvenation of its Pearse Street facade with the development of a new business school and student resid(...)

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

The unravelling of the human genetic blueprint has delivered a revolution in the study of health and disease. It is having an impact on treatments (...)

More than 500 researchers are based at the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute

The Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) has created 119 jobs for researchers over the past two years and partnered with 76 companies to under(...)

Cliona O’Farrelly, professor of comparative immunology, and Luke O’Neill, professor of biochemistry, curators of the Fat: It’s Delicious exhibition in the Science Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Blubber. Lard. Triglycerides. Call it what you like, but fat pushes our buttons. The term itself conjures up images of obesity, ill health, breakfasts(...)

The state of your health rather than your age is the greatest determinant of a good sex life, and an active sex life is associated with health in midd(...)