Valitacell chief executive Dr Terry McWade: co-founded the company with Dr Jerry Clifford.

An Irish start-up has big plans to provide specialised services for the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies. Its client list so far includes US (...)

A Petri dish in a laboratory at NUI Galway holds something quite special - hundreds of individual human heart cells all beating in synchrony. File photograph: Science Photo Library/PPX

A Petri dish in a laboratory at NUI Galway holds something quite special - hundreds of individual human heart cells all beating in synchrony. This is(...)

Dr Frank Barry, scientific director of Remedi, with postgraduate student Gemma Rooney in the cell culture laboratory at the regenerative medicine institute, NUI Galway. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

A scientist at NUI Galway has described new research in Austria as “extraordinarily exciting”, suggesting that it could lead to growing replacement br(...)

Photo issued by Cell Press showing how scientists have succeeded in obtaining stem cells from human embryos cloned from skin. Photograph:   Eric Baker/OHSU/PA

Embryonic stem cells are highly-prized because they can turn into any type of cell in the body, like heart cells, muscles or neurons. However, the (...)