Dr Andrey Shkoporov at APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre in UCC: has been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship,  Photograph: Clare Keogh

The human body contains trillions of viruses known as bacteriophages, which attack and live inside bacteria that form part of the human gut – the mix (...)

“The scientific consensus is moving on, with increasing recognition that experiments on animals are limited and often misleading regarding human health and safety,” said IAVS chairperson Yvonne Smalley. Photograph: iStock

Rabbits, birds and guinea pigs were among more than 4,100 live animals used in research experiments at University College Cork (UCC) last year. The a(...)