Caitlin Somers, right, with mentor Paul Keegan via video call  and  youth work team leader Erin Ballesty, left, at YMCA  Aungier Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

Caitlin Somers sits in the YMCA on Aungier Street, Dublin 2, chatting with me on a WhatsApp group call with her mentor Paul Keegan, who is self-isolat(...)

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A research team from the Ulster University Centre for Personalised Medicine has developed a novel therapy which could have far-reaching implications f(...)

Eating more fibre, found in wholegrain cereals, pasta and bread as well as nuts and pulses, will cut people’s chances of heart disease and early death(...)

“The most important advice I can give people who are struggling with sleep, or want to get good-quality sleep, is to keep it regular,” says Matthew Walker, a professor of neuroscience at the University of California and the author of Why We Sleep.

Do you wake up to the sound of birdsong or an electronic ringtone? Perhaps you use a dawn simulator or an app that won’t stop beeping until you have w(...)

Luke O’Neill (centre) with his team Niamh Williams, Eva Palsson-McDermott, Luke O’Neill, James Early, Kathy Banahan, Alex Hooftman, Marah Runtsch, Richard Carroll (back), Sarah Corcoran, Dylan Ryan and Stefano Angiari with a sample of itaconate, a metabolite made from glucose that is an anti-inflammatory found naturally in the body. Photograph: Alan Betson

Scientists in Ireland, the UK and US have discovered a new metabolic process in the body that can switch off inflammation. The discovery opens up a st(...)

Did you ever give your ex your Google password?  Does your smartphone have location services turned on?

Breaking up is hard to do, but the presence of the digital world in every corner of our lives is making it, not only hard, but scarily complicated. It(...)

A total ban on bee-harming pesticides across the European Union has edged closer after the UK dropped its opposition, on foot of research confirming t(...)

“As teacher supply and demand is a complex issue, all stakeholders need to come together if we are going to come up with feasible solutions that will have impact” -  Tomás Ó Ruairc. File photograph: iStockPhoto

In the Irish Times last week, Brian Mooney highlighted a number of issues that are impacting on the supply of teachers into the future. At the Teachi(...)

A career in anthropology has taken Geraldine Fahy to the Lebanon, Kosovo, the Netherlands and Belgium, but she is now based at the University of(...)

Dr Fiona Ginty Principal scientist in the Life Sciences and Molecular Diagnostics Organization at GE Research Center (GRC) in NYC, working on a cure (...)

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