Dr Andrew Hogan: “We could see kids as young as six were starting to show signs of chronic inflammation.”

Your research looks at the links between obesity and the immune system and metabolism in children. Why? “We know that obesity in adults is linked wi(...)

A total of 45 women-only posts are to be allocated over a three-year period. Photograph: iStock

Third-level colleges have received approval for 20 women-only professorships aimed at tackling gender inequality in higher education. The appointment(...)

OxyMem co-founders Prof Eoin Casey and Dr Eoin Syron. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US chemical giant DuPont is to acquire Irish cleantech company Oxymem for an undisclosed sum. Oxymem, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out vent(...)

Cake cutting may sound limited, but it is important for many practical problems. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

As Christmas approaches, the question of fair sharing comes into focus. Readers can rejoice that there has been a recent breakthrough in cake-cutting (...)

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the chairman of Labour Youth Cormac Ó Braonáin, who died after being struck by a Luas early on Sunday morning.

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the chairman of Labour Youth Cormac Ó Braonáin, who died after being struck by a Luas early on Sunday (...)

Cormac Ó Braonáin was chairperson of Labour Youth

The male cyclist who died in the early hours of Sunday morning following a collision with a late-night Luas has been named locally as Cormac Ó Braonái(...)

The Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy, the largest underground laboratory in the world devoted to neutrino and astroparticle physics. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Although abstract in character, mathematics has concrete origins: the greatest advances have been inspired by the natural world. Recently, a new resul(...)

Half last year’s total business tax receipts came from just 10 companies, believed to include tech giants Apple, Microsoft, Dell, Google and Oracle. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg via Getty

Monday Indicators: Euro zone manufacturing PMI (Nov); UK manufacturing PMI (Nov); German manufacturing PMI (Nov); US manufacturing PMI and prices (No(...)

John Leech

You are interested in fermented foods. Can you explain what they are? “Fermentation is a process where desirable microbes or micro-organisms are encou(...)

SFI director of science for society Ruth Freeman, SFI researcher of the year Kevin O’Connor and SFI director general Mark Ferguson. Photograph: Jason Clarke

From the bioeconomy to breast cancer, from the microbiome to mentoring, the Science Foundation Ireland Awards 2019 recognise a breadth of research ac(...)

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