Dr Junying Liu, Prof Helen Sheridan, Dr Shipra Nagar and Dr Gaia Scalabrino.

Research into natural products is on the rise again as scientists in Ireland become 21st-century “medicine hunters” searching for ingredients for dru(...)

There was a lot of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines being left on the shelf in the US, Prof Luke O’Neill pointed out, and the answer coming back from some people not taking it was that it was all happening “too quick”. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

KEVIN O’SULLIVAN Environment & Science Editor Any notion that new Covid-19 vaccines are being rolled out across the world too quickly, and witho(...)

The expert advice is that one of the best ways to remain healthy is to get a strong dose of daylight early in the morning. File photograph: Getty Images

Turn off the tv and climb off the couch. Getting out and about over the winter months is a fun and free way to boost your physical and mental healt(...)

 Prof Sally-Ann Cryan is the senior author on a study that has developed a new treatment for tuberculosis. Photograph: Maxwell

A team of researchers led by Irish-based scientists has made a major breakthrough in tuberculosis treatment. The treatment is administered through an(...)

E.coli: the risks of antimicrobial resistance are  further complicated by the lack of development of new antibiotics by pharmaceutical companies. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Antimicrobial resistance – the ability of bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites to resist the effects of a medicine that could previously treat t(...)

Helena Kelly of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Pancreatic cancer has the worst survival rate of any major cancer. It is typically aggressive and notoriously difficult to treat and the best chance f(...)

Modern Botany founders Simon Jackson and John Murray.

Young Irish companies are using a combination of nature’s bounty and science to develop innovative products for the growing international natural skin(...)

Solvotrin CEO Pat O’Flynn flanked by Prof John Gilmer of Trinity College Dublin and Prof Mark Ledwidge of UCD. Their product,  Active Iron, launched last year and was quickly snapped up by Boots

A groundbreaking iron product from Cork-based life sciences start-up Solvotrin Therapeutics looks set to disrupt the €10 billion global market for ora(...)

Ireland has a rich ethno-medical knowledge and a history of traditional healing,” says Helen Sheridan, professor of pharmacology at Trinity College.

GPs in Ireland used to give people a bottle of medicine. It was pink or it was blue, and if one didn’t work you tried the other one. Then, as now, mos(...)

Across the world, around 25 per cent of all pharmaceutical medicines are derived from plants

Unlike other alternative medicines such as homeopathy, acupuncture or reiki, herbal medicine and conventional medicine share the same origins. Pharm(...)

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