Dr Cliona Murphy: is taking part in the BioInnovate programme at NUI Galway

A prototype device to enable “less traumatic introduction of large diameter therapeutic vascular devices” into the body has won this year’s Cleveland (...)

Online reviews form a treasure trove of information, whether people are looking for advice or leaving their own opinions for others to read

The last time you were planning a major purchase – a new laptop maybe, or a holiday at a hotel – did you check out online reviews of what other peo(...)

Taste is a powerful sense and can evoke vivid memories, but the primary function of our senses is far more basic. Background: a microscopic image of a tongue and taste buds. Images: Thinkstock, Getty

(...) senses is far more basic: they help us to survive,” says Dr Mary O’Connell, a senior lecturer at Dublin(...)

Dr Cliona Murphy, a consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician at the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Late or heavy periods. Prolapse. PCOS. Leaky bladder. If any of those sound familiar, you are not alone. Gynaecological issues can crop up any time fr(...)

In many cases, gynaecological issues are irritating, and in severe cases they can be debilitating. But when should you go to see your doctor? Here (...)

Émer Hickey, Sophie Healy-Thow and Ciara Judge from Kinsale, Co Cork, winners of the BT Young Scientists of the Year 2013 title. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow decided to enter the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, they didn’t know how much work (...)

Dr David Mckeown, based at UCD is using maths to control space rocket vibrations

(...) how can we look back in time and figure out how these different species evolved? Dr Mary O’Connell at(...)

Sthenurines: the largest of the species could grow to an estimated 240kg

What word springs to mind when you think of a kangaroo? “Hop” would probably be on the list. Hopping is an efficient way for today’s kangaroos to m(...)

A microscopic view of bacteria in the digestive system

Do gut bugs get jet-lagged? Trillions of microbes collectively make up the “gut microbiota”, and, according to a study out this month, when the host’s(...)

From left, Gerard Scully, Angela Doyle and Nicholas Nolan, participants in the chronic illness exercise rehabilitation programmes at DCU.

Surviving a heart attack is a major life event, and it usually takes time to rebuild fitness. Exercise can help reduce the risk of having another card(...)