Covid-19 saliva test could allow people to  provide samples of saliva at home and send them in for analysis, reducing the personnel and PPE needed for testing. File image: George Frey/Getty Images

A series of research projects to improve saliva tests for the detection and diagnosis of Covid-19 that would also allow mass testing of samples at the(...)

Kate Ruddock of Stop Climate Chaos with sisters Laoise (8), Aisling (6) and Róisín Ó Moráin, from Sandymount, supporting environmentalists who gave Minister for Energy Denis Naughten’s draft climate action plan an “F”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Scary maps and scary statistics” are no longer sufficient to deal with the global threat of food insecurity due to extreme weather events, two leadi(...)

PhD student Girum Azmach inspecting young maize plants in IITA high vitamin A maize field trial in Nigeria

Plant researchers at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) have helped to make a significant contribution to the fight against micronutrien(...)