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Food isn’t exactly a medicine, but a growing body of research suggests we might be able to treat difficult diseases by eating carefully. It has les(...)

About 190,000 Irish people are thought to suffer from diabetes, and that number is expected to rise. Photograph: Thinkstock

Ireland is taking an increasingly active role in diabetes research, helping to drive some of the latest technologies and winning a greater share of(...)

Prof Catherine Godson of UCD said the research represents a ‘paradigm shift’ in the understanding of how the body copes with obesity-based inflammation. Photograph: Frank Miller

Scientists at University College Dublin have shown that a naturally-occurring molecule could help reduce the cause of many obesity-related diseases. T(...)

Ever wondered why an octopus doesn’t get its limbs all stuck together in a tangle? The answer could lie in molecules produced by the animal’s skin tha(...)