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Former M*A*S*H* star Alan Alda was the guest speaker at the recent SciCom conference in Dublin. The actor  now leads a science communication programme at Stonybrook University.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“I want you all to join me in a rally to save the parasites,” says Maureen Williams onstage at the Science Gallery in Dublin’s Trinity College. “The s(...)

Dr Sinead McParland of Teagasc is to develop tools to help identify the most efficient cows in the national herd. Photograph: Getty Images

A total of 20 early-stage scientists are to benefit from Government funding totalling €10.8 million to pursue cutting-edge research in Ireland. Their (...)

 Prof Sally-Ann Cryan is the senior author on a study that has developed a new treatment for tuberculosis. Photograph: Maxwell

A team of researchers led by Irish-based scientists has made a major breakthrough in tuberculosis treatment. The treatment is administered through an(...)

The development of genetic sequencing and the discovery and use of biomarkers has now given clinicians new tools to apply this personalised approach. Photograph: iStock

Research in Ireland is advancing progress in personalised and targeted medicines, particularly in the area of oncology, which leads to better treatmen(...)

The policy for  provision of dental services is being comprehensively updated for the first time in 25 years.  Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The Department of Health’s plans to reform dental care in the State have been criticised by one of the main training bodies for the profession. Patie(...)

The proportion of school leavers heading to college is now edging towards 60 per cent. Photograph: iStock

The Irish Times Feeder School data published on Tuesday provides details of the educational pathways of thousands of students across almost 700 second(...)

In the analysis of more than 80,000 people, researchers found that one quarter of individuals who attempted or died by suicide had problems in basic sensory experiences. Photograph: iStock

As many as one in four suicides or attempted suicides are connected with the brain’s failure to correctly interpret basic perceptual information, such(...)

The overall level of potentially inappropriate prescribing ranged from 45.3 per cent of patients in 2012 to 51 per cent in 2015. Photograph: AFP/Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty

Almost half of older patients are exposed to potentially inappropriate prescribing each year, and the problem gets worse when they are hospitalised, a(...)

Students at fee-paying colleges benefit from smaller class sizes. Photograph: iStock

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Open day: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019, at York Street and St Stephen’s Green campuses Web: rcsi.com Located (...)

Many Irish students face the dilemma of staying at home or going abroad to study for their undergraduate courses. Photograph: iStock

My daughter wants to study physiotherapy but isn’t sure she’ll achieve the high CAO points required. A neighbour of ours is studying a similar program(...)

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