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Harvard research found that after the marathon,  runners’ guts teemed with far greater numbers of a bacteria called veillonella. File photograph. Photograph: Eric Luke

Could an infusion of bacteria from the guts of athletes help inactive people to exercise more easily? A new study of marathon runners, mice and their(...)

Our immune cells can sometimes recognise and destroy cancer cells without assistance. But tumours may hide by taking advantage of a gene called CD47

Scientists have used genetically reprogrammed bacteria to destroy tumours in mice. The innovative method one day may lead to cancer therapies which tr(...)

The board of Dublin Port Company has asked accountants Mazars to carry out an independent review of spending on company credit cards and official entertainment. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The board of Dublin Port Company has asked accountants Mazars to carry out an independent review of spending on company credit cards and official ente(...)

US president Donald Trump with schoolchildren in Doonbeg: “Come on, come on, let them up,” he said to the Secret Service agents. Photograph: Abbi Shanahan/Brian Shanahan/Reuters

Donald Trump may have won his round of golf at Doonbeg but his playing partners said the champagne moment was the singing local schoolchildren they me(...)

 Saffiatu Sillah, whose circumcision caused her  agonising pain during the births of her children, Mijan  and Jaria, at home in Philadelphia. Photograph: Maddie McGarvey/ The New York Times

She called it her “deepest, darkest secret”, one she had never even shared with her husband. When Saffiatu Sillah was growing up in the West African n(...)

 O’Shea Jackson jnr attends the ‘Long Shot’ premiere at the Paramount Theatre  in Austin, Texas, in March 2019. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW

Most actors couldn’t possibly carry off the chunky gold chain that O’Shea Jackson jnr is wearing in London today. But O’Shea Jackson jnr is not most a(...)

Every blood test, X-ray and biopsy result can be either falsely positive or falsely negative

Medicine and the law can be uncomfortable bedfellows. Criminal law requires proof beyond reasonable doubt, while in civil law the plaintiff must prove(...)

The average cost of a monthly public transport ticket in Dublin is €114.95. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dublin has the second highest transport costs in the world , according to a global survey of 55 major cities. The average cost of a monthly public tr(...)

After a petition by Ciarán Staunton,  the state of New York   established a  mandate requiring all hospitals to adopt sepsis protocols known as “Rory’s Regulations”, saving more than 5,000 lives

Mayo-born New York businessman and chairman of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, Ciarán Staunton began his American journey in the kitchens of B(...)

 Tony Franco, co-founder and chief executive of SafeChain, which uses blockchain technology to prevent real-estate wire fraud and digitises property deed and title transfers.

Imagine it’s closing day on your new home. Early in the morning you get an email from the estate agent saying there has been a slight change of plan, (...)

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