Travis Davis, co-founder of Trinity College-based startup Starling Surgical. “The market was ripe for an alternative and QuickStitch has the potential to fully disrupt this multibillion dollar market.”

More than 230 million open surgical procedures are carried out worldwide every year and all require wound closure of some sort. How the skin is closed(...)

Trekkers and porters hike down the Baltoro glacier in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. File photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw this century as temperatures rise, scientists said on Monday. Vast glaciers(...)

Irish physicist John Tyndall (1820 - 1893), a superintendent of the Royal Institution renowned for his study of colloids. Photograph: London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images

A new weekly series for Irish Times Abroad profiles an Exraordinary Emigrant from Irish history, based on entries from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dicti(...)

By combining light therapy with a contactless sleep tracker, the solution helps people reset their circadian rhythms for a better night’s rest.

Limerick-born entrepreneur Fares Siddiqui is seeking to raise $100,000 (€89,000) via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to bring his company’s Circa(...)

Chinonyerem Okeke at the Immigration Council of Ireland conference in the Morrisson Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

The dry legalistic and policy imperatives surrounding the debate about immigration reform were shattered when a young woman told her story on Friday m(...)

L’Oréal joined with French biotechnology start-up Poietis for the project. Photograph: AFP

Have comb-overs, toupees and hair transplants had their day? In the latest salvo in the battle against baldness, French beauty group L’Oréal wants to (...)

 Charleen Murphy and Caitlin Brady at this year’s Electric Picnic. A new study has suggested that music can boost the immune system. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Music is not just food for our soul, it turns out that our immune system laps it up too. With the help of a choir to emphasise her points, Dr Daisy F(...)

Monika Dukarska: takes on Lisa Scheenaard of the Netherlands in the Princess Royal, an open event at Henley Regatta.

Ireland got off the mark with a facile win against a seeded crew at Henley Royal Regatta. Trinity’s big coxed four sprinted out to an early lead an(...)

This week The Irish Times asked readers in the UK how they intend to vote on the EU referendum and why. Here's what they had to say. Jamie Ralph (2(...)

Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, may one day be an effective treatment for patients with severe depression, scientists said on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, may one day be an effective treatment for patients with severe depression, scientists said on(...)

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