It’s fantastic to make breakthroughs in the lab, but the focus has to be completely on the patient.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Chemotherapy can be debilitating for even the strongest of patients, but it can be particularly hard on children who have to cope with both an illness(...)

Marcello Corsi won the Chartered Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Arup, for the project: Innovative Track Design for Urban Railways – the State of the Art on Luas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Introducing the shortlisted entries for the 2016 awards, Engineers Ireland chief executive Caroline Spillane said: “Engineers solve all sorts of probl(...)

Watson has learned to read prose, such as clinical notes, and is versed in the nuances of seven languages, including inflection and intonation. Photograph: istockphoto  Watson has learned to read prose, such as clinical notes, and is versed in the nuances of seven languages, including inflection and intonation. Photograph: istockphoto

When someone complains about too much information, or TMI, it can sound like one of those first-world problems easily solved by switching off the smar(...)

From left: Dr Anthony Morrissey, centre manager INFANT, Prof Louise Kenny, consultant obstetrician and director of INFANT, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, IBM’s Dr Robert McCarthy and Prof Mark Ferguson of Science Foundation Ireland at an event hosted by SFI to celebrate scientific collaboration between Ireland and the United States as part of the St Patrick’s Day Festival

The Science Foundation Ireland-funded Infant centre (Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research) at University College Cork has teame(...)

Prof Louise Kenny: “Having a test like this will enable us to tell a mother at an early stage that she can go home and relax and enjoy her pregnancy and to help the small number who are at risk of pre-eclampsia.”

Work being carried out at the Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research (Infant) in Cork could result in the world’s first ac(...)

Prof Tony Bjourson and colleagues from the Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine with health minister Edwin Poots and enterprise minister Arlene Foster

One of the more stark statistics in modern healthcare is the estimate that for 90 percent of prescribed drugs, between 30 and 50 per cent of patients(...)