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For treatments to be successful, early stages preceding full onset of Alzheimer’s need to be targeted. Illustration: iStock

A blood test that can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages, and can also predict how the disease will progress, has been developed by rese(...)

Sr Maura Lynch in the operating theatre in Uganda.

Victoria Coffey was 11 years old when her younger brother Alfred died. Her parents had already lost two children before Victoria’s birth and lost a ne(...)

Andreas Heise: "We are very interested in technologies like 3D-printing, where you build up layers of materials to make a structure"

You are interested in making molecules that can deliver medicines into the body. What do you do? “We make polymers in our lab. Because we want to use (...)

It isn’t a textbook but opens up the world of science: Foraminifera are single-celled protists with shells. Illustrations from Life Under The Lens by Jennifer Delaney.

Who doesn’t love colouring in? No matter what age you are, if you can hold a pencil, marker or crayon then keeping between the lines offers hours of f(...)

Minister for Health Simon  Harris (2nd left) and Minister of State for mental health Jim  Daly (2nd right) on Tuesday  launched a report on mental health. Photograph:  Maxwell Photography.

Equipping young people with the language and skills to deal with the pressures of social media and online bullying is key to protecting their mental h(...)

The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin: scored highest for satisfaction. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

While at least half of patients reported a positive overall experience in the health system, individual hospitals and hospital groups scored different(...)

Lead author Edmund Gilbert of the RCSI says the research shows Ireland acts as a sink of Celtic ancestry, with its genetically closest continental European population lying in the Breton region in northwestern France. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The next time a Cork man tells you he’s from the People’s Republic, or a Kerryman declares that he is from the Kingdom and is, therefore, special, pay(...)

The RCSI is allowed to describe itself abroad as a “university of medicine and health science”, but  is prohibited from doing so within the State. File photograph: Getty Images

The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) has urged the Government to grant it university status to help boost its chances of attracting top intern(...)

Over the past 10 years, project management has become a fundamental part of an organisation. Photograph: iStock

The inaugural National Project Awards will be held this November, with the Ireland Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) recently announci(...)

  Finbar McElroy and Agnes McArdle of Smithboro, Co Monaghan,  pictured leaving the Four Courts  with their son Oisin (14) and their solicitor, Shane Kennedy after their  High Court action was settled. Photograph:  Collins Courts

The HSE has apologised in the High Court to a couple over shortcomings in care which resulted in the death of their baby, who was still born at his bi(...)

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