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 2:32

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(...)

‘One would have thought that NaCl would have been studied to death by now, but we discovered a new morphology for table salt’

Could table salt be used to make nano-wires? Scientists at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Cambridge have discovered that crystals of NaC(...)

Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton

Sometimes inspiration can strike suddenly. On October 16th, 1843, while walking along the Royal Canal from Dunsink Observatory to the Royal Irish Acad(...)

Mark Post, a Dutch scientist, with the world’s first beef burger created from stem cells harvested from a living cow

Earlier this week a lab-grown “cultured” beef burger was cooked and eaten at a press conference in London. The proof-of-concept patty, which reportedl(...)

Numerous fire fighters battled a blaze on Pearse Street this afternoon as Garda officers diverted traffic away from the area onto Sandwith Street Lower.  Photograph: Peter Smyth

At least six fire tenders and several other vehicles were called to deal with a “small fire” in the building housing the Trinity Biomedical Sciences(...)

Prof Luke O’Neill of Trinity College Dublin is leading the research project involving 10 universities which has potential for use in blood poisoning and conditions such as Type 2 diabetes. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An international research effort led by Ireland has discovered a way to halt the damage and risk of death caused by blood poisoning. Already te(...)