High blood pressure is one of the most important risk factors for stroke, heart disease and kidney disease. Photograph: iStock

Ireland has one of the highest rates of high blood pressure internationally, but among the lowest levels of diagnosis, treatment and control of the co(...)

Chlamydia infection. Computer illustration of a cell infected with Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria.  Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that can go undetected causing infertility.

A vaccine to protect against the common sexually transmitted infection (STI) chlamydia is safe and has shown promising signs of being effective, a cli(...)

Greenpeace activists  outside the United Nations in Geneva on Thursday as the IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land is released. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was broadly welcomed by scientists across the globe as a framework to t(...)

Storm Ophelia over Ireland: ‘In every weather forecast, in every climate model, somewhere deep down in the code the fundamentals of that are the Navier-Stokes equations. They underpin everything.’

George Gabriel Stokes was born in Sligo 200 years ago, but his influence is still writ large across science and technology today. In fact, it felt a l(...)

The problem is, once this data is deemed to be anonymised it is no longer subject to data protection regulations. Illustration: Getty Images

Researchers have advised policy makers to redefine what constitutes truly anonymous data after a large-scale study from Imperial College, London, foun(...)

Participants in Trinity College Dublin’s LaunchBox accelerator programme, now in its seventh year.

Seven Irish start-ups have received funding of up to €2.5 million each from the European Innovation Council. Among the recipients are a small Irish (...)

Dr Elaine Sullivan, chief executive of Carrick Therapeutics. Photograph: Dave Meehan

From groundbreaking deals to promising funding rounds, the winners for October, November and December of this year’s Irish Times Business Person of th(...)

People are escorted to safety by aid workers at the airport of the coastal city of Beira in central Mozambique on March 19th after the area was hit by the Cyclone Idai. Photograph: Adrien Barbier/AFP/Getty

Cyclone Idai emerged out of the Indian Ocean. It hit land over Mozambique, and from there caused destruction over vast areas as it tracked over neigh(...)

New international guidelines, that question the benefits of low-dose aspirin to prevent first-time heart attack, rely on research by an Irish expert. (...)

‘An Engineer Imagines’ examines the life and work of Peter Rice (L)

You wait a lifetime for a documentary on a structural engineer and then two arrive in the space of a few weeks – with both on the same structural engi(...)

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