Images of James Rothman and Randy Schekman of the US, and German-born researcher Thomas Sudhof are projected on a screen, in Stockholm, Sweden, after they were announced as the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine.

Three scientists who helped to unravel the secrets of the cell as a mini-factory for biochemicals have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medic(...)

Police officers tape off the Lincoln Memorial, closing it to visitors. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Is the US a functioning democracy? This week legislators decided to shut down a swath of the federal government rather then allow an enacted health la(...)

One of the less pleasant but essential duties of a doctor is the writing of death certificates. These documents serve both a legal and an epidemiologi(...)

Terry Prone: one of the experts who will address the group

A US state department funded three-day course for women who want to run for election has started in Athlone, Co Westmeath. (...)

Sanita Puspure: Ireland’s only women’s rowing success at London Olympics.  Photograph: Inpho

There certainly is a very different feel to the international system in Ireland under high performance director Morten Esperse(...)

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