The trial will examine the efficacy and safety of a number of anti-viral, anti-malarial and anti-inflammatory drugs that have been put forward as potential treatments for Covid-19.

Irish patients with Covid-19 are to be recruited for international clinical trials of potential new treatments from next week, after the Government fo(...)

At the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing at University College Dublin, are (from left): Prof Wim Meijer; Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation; Prof Orla Feely, UCD vice-president for research, innovation and impact and Prof Mark Ferguson, director general Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph: Vincent Hoban

Scientists in University College Dublin are to evaluate the extent to which Covid-19 is ending up in sewage with a view to developing an early warning(...)

Experts have identified abnormal blood clotting in some Covid patients. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 is mercurial. When it first emerged in humans, we soon saw that it hits the lungs hard: the virus and our body’s response to the virus can de(...)

When  Covid-19 gets into our airways, it enters our cells and ejects its genetic material, co-opting the infected cell into making copies of the virus, which then go on to infect other cells. Photograph: iStock

In mid-March, just after restrictions were put in place to slow the spread COVID-19, Dr Nigel Stevenson looked out the window of his Dublin apartment.(...)

Researchers hope the service will encourage the public to think critically about health claims and make well-informed health choices. Photograph: iStock

A new website which helps the public check the accuracy of information on Covid-19 has been developed by researchers at the National University of Ire(...)

Gardaí have urged anyone with any information on the illegal importation, sale or supply of prescription drugs to contact them.

Gardaí in the midlands are carrying out searches in two towns in an effort to locate a batch of drugs which is suspected of leading to the deaths of t(...)

Gardaí suspect that the tablets are Limovan, and Valium but they are awaiting the results of analysis

Gardaí have issued a warning to the public about the dangers of buying prescription medicines online after seizing some 300 tablets in west Cork Thurs(...)

Researcher Padraig Maher of the NUI Galway Inspire team demonstrates a new CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) hood developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funding for 26 Covid-19 research projects following from “hundreds of ideas” by Ireland’s top scientists have been backed by the Government, as third-(...)

Gardaí believe the  deaths may be linked to a batch of fake anti-anxiety drugs which was purchased online. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí are reexamining the death of a man in Tullamore last week after two women died in a hostel in the town over the weekend. Angela Kelly (44) die(...)

Researchers concluded the increase in illicit street tablet use is being facilitated by three sources; organised crime, online “pharmacies” and over-prescription of the drugs by doctors. File photograph: Getty

Over-prescribing of drugs by doctors is helping to drive an increase in the illicit sale of “street tablets” which has griped Ireland in recent years,(...)

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