Rapid testing turnaround times, especially as people have to go for repeat tests over the winter, will become increasingly important. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

By Monday morning, GPs’ WhatsApp groups were buzzing with worrying signs of what would become apparent to the rest of the country the following evenin(...)

Paul Reid said on Thursday that comments by Eamon Ryan that the testing and tracing system had been ‘caught off guard’ last week do not reflect what happened. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

HSE chief executive Paul Reid has rejected claims that the Covid-19 testing and contact tracing system was “falling apart”, saying that such comments (...)

French engineer-virologist Thomas Mollet looks at cells infected with a Sars-CoV-2 virus at a  laboratory in Nantes, western France. Photograph: Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty Images.

It may feel like the Covid-19 pandemic has been with us for an age, but it only emerged early this year. And from the perspective of developing a new (...)

Kingston Mills, professor of experimental immunology at Trinity, said he ‘got no feedback from the document that was written’.

Members of a taskforce on Covid-19 testing have said that opportunities were lost earlier this year which would have “transformed the efficiency” of t(...)

Fiona,  Niall and Ivan O’Neill: Niall has rheumatoid arthritis and is vulnerable to common illnesses such as colds in ways that may not be immediately clear.

Since the new coronavirus crash-landed into our lives, “new normal” has become the go-to phrase to describe our altered reality. It is an umbrella ter(...)

Fighting coronavirus: Scientists don’t know yet how long  immunity to Covid-19 will last in those who do develop sufficient antibodies. Illustration: iStock

Who is immune to Covid-19 is the question on everyone’s lips as Ireland – along with many other countries – begins to plan its exit from full lockdown(...)

On the research image of the year shortlist: A 3D printed miniature model of Trinity College’s iconic Campanile shown in front of a housefly (Musca domestica). The model is only 2mm tall. It was fabricated using 3D two-photon lithography in AMBER’s new Additive Research Laboratory, where a unique suite of cutting edge Additive Manufacturing tools - 3D printers - are used in cross platform projects including energy storage systems, opto-electronics and medical devices. Photograph: Dr Matthias Kremer TCD

A scientist who is one the world’s leading researchers on nanoscale materials has received the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Researcher of the Year(...)

Dr O’Neill, one of Sitryx’s founders also co-founded Opsona Therapeutics

Sitryx, a new biopharma start-up co-founded by a professor of biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin, has raised $30 million in a funding round to hel(...)

Immunotherapies have been a major focus of cancer research in recent years

Dublin drug development company Inflection Biosciences has signed a research deal with Trinity College. The start-up is working on a new approach to b(...)

University College, Cork. Dr Paul Young and Professor Tommie McCarthy of UCC’s School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology will provide mentorship for the start-up.

Olivia KelleherA synthetic biology start-up formed by UCC students has been awarded $30,000 in venture capital funding. The start-up, named Benthic La(...)

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