Prof Andrew Bowie, Trinity College Dublin

A potential new way to control inflammation, which drives a range of diseases including diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s, has been identified by Irish(...)

Prof Marina Lynch: 'My research looks at very important cells in the brain called microglia.'

Congratulations Marina, you are about to receive the Irish Society for Immunology medal and give the related public lecture. What will you be talking (...)

A  delirious patient may be   sitting quietly but have no clear idea of where they are, or what time, day, month or year it is. Photograph: iStock

“Death, having preyed upon the outward parts, leaves them invincible, and his siege is now against the mind; that which he pricks and wounds with many(...)

Prof Ken Murphy: ‘I’m a sceptic by nature, so I think almost everything is overhyped. But over time, I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut and stay focused on the science.’

Your work looks at how our immune systems can be ready for different types of attack. Can you tell us a bit more about this? The immune system has a (...)

The process of artificially and pre-emptively creating immunity to an infectious disease has existed for centuries. Yet we can still find the concept (...)

Rebecca Kelly, left, and Breda Kenny, both from Castlecomer Community School, Co Kilkenny,  at the Trinity College Open Day with a Lightening Ball which contains a mixture of gases that generate electromagnetic waves

University College Cork When is open day? The full schedule is available on ucc.ie/opendays. Life on campus For its 21,000 students, campus life(...)

Andrew Bowie, professor in immunology, Trinity College Dublin: “We put a virus or parts of a virus into cells in the lab as ‘bait’ and we see what happens”

You spend a lot of time thinking about viruses. Why? “Viruses and humans have co-existed for a long time, and it’s a bit like an arms race: our immun(...)

Trinity College Dublin’s Prof Kingston Mills: The vaccine  “is the greatest ever medical invention for preventing human diseases”. Photograph: David Sleator

US president Donald Trump is risking lives by raising doubts over social media about the value and safety of vaccines. Vaccines are the greatest medic(...)

Cervical cancer cells showing green flourescence. The new chemo does not react to healthy cells, said Prof Eoin Scanlan of Trinity’s school of chemistry. Photograph: Eoin Scanlon

Scientists in Dublin have found a way to deliver toxic “smart bombs” to cancer cells, killing them off while leaving healthy tissue alone. The metho(...)

University College Cork:  with 20,700 students and making teaching as much a priority as research, it has been named  Sunday Times University of the Year for the second successive year and the fifth time overall.

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (TCD) When is its open day? December 10th, 9am-3.30pm Life on campus Trinity has cobbled squares, historic buildings and gre(...)

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