Members of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine (from left) Edvard Smith, Anna Wedell and Klas Kaerre sit in front of a screen displaying portraits of James P Allison (left) and Tasuku Honjo during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Photograph: AFP

American James Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discoveries leading to new approaches in harn(...)

The country’s top-ranked unversity fell three places to 120th place in The Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has slipped again in the latest set of influential global university rankings. The country’s top-ranked university fell three (...)

Pregnant women who “allow” themselves to become overweight are “criminal”, and placing needless strain on the healthcare system. That is the verdict o(...)

We are now learning precisely why running can return focus, vanquish stress and improve mood

It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect (...)

Prescribed blood thinners include the drugs warfarin, apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban and rivaroxaban

Blood-thinning drugs may protect against dementia as well as stroke in people suffering from irregular heartbeat, new research suggests. A study foun(...)

 Rockefeller University biologist Michael Young (centre) walks on campus with his wife Laurel Eckhardt and university president Richard Lifton after winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Three Americans have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries about the body’s biological clock – opening up new fields of (...)

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Brexit means “great opportunities(...)

Non-smokers who suffered passive smoking in youth was associated with an earlier onset of cancer, in a person’s 50s rather than 60s, a Dublin conference on the disease was told. Photograph: Getty Images

Non-smokers who were exposed to passive smoking in early life are at an increased risk of getting lung cancer, but only if they have genetic factors, (...)

Yoshinori Ohsumi, who was awarded the Nobel prize for medicine

Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for his discovery of how cells break down and recycle their content, whic(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris: Change is coming in the health sector and the Minister has timed his entry perfectly. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“Every system is perfectly designed to achieve exactly the results it produces.” If that is true, and I believe it is, the person who des(...)

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