Dr Joseph Regan, who is now based in Berlin with Bayer

Berlin-based scientist Dr Joseph Regan first left Ireland in 1986 when he was five years old and his family moved to the quaintly named Come by Chance(...)

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(...)

Dr Elaine Sullivan, co-founder and chief executive of early-stage life-sciences company Carrick Therapeutics, has been chosen as The Irish Times Busin(...)

A file image of leukemia cells. An over-sterile germ-free environment in the first year of life is one of the major causal factors behind childhood leukaemia, a new study suggests. Image: iStock.

An over-sterile germ-free environment in the first year of life is one of the major causal factors behind childhood leukaemia, a new study suggests. (...)

Each year nearly 400 Irish people are diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.

Scientists have discovered a new way of attacking oesophageal cancer cells that could make use of an existing drug in a new approach to treatment. Th(...)

The German research raises the possibility of a vaccine that can be tailored for any kind of cancer, or even new versions of a disease that evolve as it progresses within the same patient. Photograph: PA Wire

Tricking the immune system into viewing cancer as an invading virus could lead scientists to the holy grail of a universal tumour vaccine, research su(...)

 British doctors have discovered combining two powerful breast cancer drugs could dramatically shrink or destroy tumours in just 11 days. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Combining two powerful breast cancer drugs could dramatically shrink or destroy tumours in just 11 days, British doctors have discovered. Some patien(...)

Illustration of prostate cancer, with the bladder (brown), the seminal vesicles (pink), the vas deferens (purple), the symphysis pubis (right) and the rectum (left). Illustration: Getty Images

A landmark genetic study described as the “Rosetta stone” of prostate cancer has opened up a new era of hope for men with advanced forms of the diseas(...)

NUIG haematologist Prof Michael O’Dwyer: worked with Prof Lokesh Joshi of NUIG’s glysoscience group and Dr Siobhán Glavey on studying the complex sugars which cover all cells in the human body, and many of the proteins in the bloodstream.

Researchers at NUI Galway have identified an enzyme that plays a key role in the spread of blood cancer cells.The scientists say that the discovery af(...)