Blockchain technology: a fraudster’s nightmare. Image: iStock

Blockchain technology is heralding in a fairer world, where producers and buyers can directly exchange goods and services, without the need for banks (...)

Coombe hospital: controversial vaccination of relatives of staff

The fallout from the Coombe’s controversial vaccination of relatives of staff has continued with a flurry of acrimonious letters involving the chair o(...)

Tom Fahey, a professor of general practice at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, has written to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly complaining about the hospital’s treatment of his wife, Prof Deirdre Murphy. Photograph: Alan Betson

The husband of a hospital consultant at the Coombe hospital has claimed that its board is trying to silence his wife over her criticism of the controv(...)

Prof Adrian Hill, who leads the Oxford University team: “What we’re hoping to do is take that 400,000 down to tens of thousands in the next five years, which would be absolutely fantastic,” he said.  Photograph:   Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images

A research team at Oxford University led by Irish vaccinologist Prof Adrian Hill has developed the most effective malaria vaccine to date. It brings t(...)

As current vaccines might not work for variants which haven’t even arrived in Ireland yet, you begin to understand that we are further from the end of the pandemic than it might seem.

As restrictions slowly begin to be lifted in Ireland in tandem with increased vaccination, the question on everyone’s lips is this: when will this pan(...)

Doctors and scientists need to get better at translating science into knowledge that people need, said Mike Ryan. File photograph: EPA

The Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on mental health “has not been counted yet” but will have an effect “for many years to come”, the World Health Organisa(...)

A pulse oximeter is placed on a person’s finger to measure the oxygen level in the blood. Photograph: iStock

Get an oximeter, wash out your nose and sleep on your front . . . A doctor’s advice on how to manage a mild case of Covid-19 at home The guidanc(...)

Dr Denis Shields, UCD;  specialises in  working out the  make-up of small proteins, or peptides, that enable Covid-19 to attach to its host cell.

Small proteins that help Covid-19 infect human cells and respond to existing drug therapies have been identified by scientists in new findings that pa(...)

Prof Luke O’Neill says there is a “risk” the number of deaths per day could rise to 100 or higher.

The daily number of Covid-deaths will “inevitably” increase and could rise “exponentially” in coming weeks as numbers dying from the illness catch up (...)

A brain tissue sample from a patient with a rare form of early onset dementia known as leukoencephalopathy. Credit: Trinity College Dublin

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) have discovered mutations associated with early onset dementia that may lead to better understanding of how(...)

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