Prof Stephen Sawcer said new gene technology, which was rapid and inexpensive, enabled a new approach in the search for treatments for MS.

One of the most significant global efforts to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments will see researchers from Ireland and Cambridge University c(...)

 Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can renew themselves through cell division and, under certain circumstances, can develop into differentiated organ-specific cells. Photograph: Getty Images

The human body is composed of about 37 trillion tiny units called cells, and there are about 200 different types of cells corresponding to the many di(...)

The move by Drew Harris from the PSNI to become Garda Commissioner is groundbreaking and one that will be greeted with surprise in Garda circles. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s a hell of a job he’s taking on. That was the verdict of a source close to incoming Garda commissioner Drew Harris OBE; a 53-year-old Police Servi(...)

Carrick Therapeutics founder Elaine Sullivan: “The best piece of advice I received was not to be afraid of trying things.”

It was Dr Elaine Sullivan’s father who prompted her to start up in business after he was diagnosed as having an aggressive stomach cancer and was told(...)

‘People with dementia and their carers will grasp at any straw,’ said  Professor Robert Howard, head of Old Age Psychiatry at University College London. Photograph: iStock

A number of international health experts have challenged claims made by a team of Irish scientists that a new food supplement can slow the progress of(...)

Man-made threats such as cybercrime or financial crashes pose a risk of about $1 billion to Dublin’s economic output. Photograph: iStock

Man-made risks such as financial crashes and cybercrime threaten about $1 billion (€849 million) of Dublin’s economic output each year, insurer Lloyd’(...)

Giuseppe Conte: as well as his New York University claims he also said he enhanced his legal studies at Yale University in New Haven, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, the Sorbonne in Paris and Cambridge University in the UK

The nomination of Giuseppe Conte to serve as prime minister of the incoming populist government of Italy was hit by doubts after questions arose about(...)

By my calculation I should have died before I was born. You may think that illogical or that I am not particularly good at maths. In truth, I may not (...)

Cyber attackers aiming to target a country would aim to knock out the electricity supply, experts have argued.

The future is heading towards us pell-mell, bringing new opportunities for hackers to exploit. We can even predict what areas those might be in, base(...)

Research by the Cochrane Review scientific network confirms that the human papillomavirus vaccination (HPV) is very effective in reducing cases of cervical cancer. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA

Vaccines designed to prevent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) are effective in protecting against pre-cancerous cervical lesions in women, p(...)

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