Dr Lydia Lynch of Trinity College Dublin and Harvard Medical School. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The immune system is constantly doing repairs and maintenance in the body and does not sit around waiting for a call to action, Dr Lydia Lynch of Trin(...)

The bottom line is that painful joints and sore backs may very well be unreliable forecasters. Photograph: Getty

The association between aches and pains and damp weather is all in the mind, doctors have concluded. For millennia people have been blaming the rain (...)

A wearable sensor patch made by Proteus Digital Health is part of the Abilify digital pill study. Photograph: Proteus Digital Health

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill — a medication embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors whether, (...)

By combining light therapy with a contactless sleep tracker, the solution helps people reset their circadian rhythms for a better night’s rest.

Limerick-born entrepreneur Fares Siddiqui is seeking to raise $100,000 (€89,000) via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to bring his company’s Circa(...)

Donal Devery, entrepreneur and a founder  of EnteraSense

Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is a potentially life-threatening condition affecting up to two million people a year worldwide. Currently, those sus(...)

Orreco chief operating officer Fiona Slevin  and chief executive Brian Moore.

Orreco is a company that merges biology and advanced computer technology as a way to help elite athletes train longer, recover faster and reduce the (...)

Doctors’ prescriptions can leave patients at a loss. Photograph: iStockphoto

You have just left the surgery with a prescription in your hand. It’s for a new treatment, but hang on a minute, did the doctor say twice or three ti(...)

The RIA and Accenture are looking to increase the number of portraits of women by commissioning portraits of female scientists. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

If you are in an office now, have a look around to see what are on the walls. If it is the kind of workplace or institution that displays paintings or(...)

Dr Fiona Ginty Principal scientist in the Life Sciences and Molecular Diagnostics Organization at GE Research Center (GRC) in NYC, working on a cure (...)

“The future of (almost) everything” is written by Patrick Dixon, and is priced €14.99

The ambitious title for this book sets the bar high for author Patrick Dixon. A physician and former cancer specialist, Dixon started the internationa(...)

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