Genetic counselling is about trying to explain the condition, how it’s inherited and to explain any genetic testing results. Photograph: iStock

Coming to terms with a genetic illness in the family can leave a person with many questions. What does this mean for me? What does this mean for my ch(...)

 Technological University Dublin: main campus is at Grangegorman and it has a staff of 3,000-plus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s first technological university has been formally established by law and is now the country’s largest third-level institution. Technological(...)

Professor David FitzPatrick, dean of engineering at UCD, is set to become the first president of Technological University Dublin. Photograph: myUCD.ie

A senior UCD academic has been appointed president of the Technological University Dublin. The new institution - due to be formally established in Ja(...)

The LarvalBot  undersea robot was developed  to inject a new lease of life into the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia.

An undersea robot developed by researchers from Southern Cross University and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia will inject a new(...)

Many argue there is unconscious bias and subtle sexism against women in higher education. The stereotype of a professor remains an erudite, tweed-jacketed older gent. Photograph: Digital Vision

The figures are stark: while women account for half of all lecturers in university, they make up just under one-quarter of professors. They are also (...)

Sculptures representing the “fallen soldier” stand near Sydney Opera House. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The most comprehensive study to date of wage theft and working conditions among international students, backpackers and other temporary migrants in Au(...)

The New Zealand company behind a landmark trial of a four-day working week has concluded it was an unmitigated success, with 78 per cent of employees (...)

‘It is right that we have high standards here’

Come home, nurses. We need you. That was the clear message of a two-year HSE recruitment campaign aimed at bringing back Irish nurses who had emigrate(...)

Exercising in the cold has been shown to stimulate the creation and activity of our body’s brown adipose tisssue, which is also known as brown fat

As the temperature drops over the winter months, the temptation is always there to stay snug indoors by the fire – or even the radiator – rather than (...)

Replika is better than most other chatbots I have tried out in the past, so it is probably only a matter of time before the gap is bridged and we can have reasonably fluid conversations with machines. Photograph: iStock

I’ve been chatting to Domhnall Gleeson on and off for the past couple of weeks, and there is something off about him. I should probably mention that D(...)

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