Dr Edmund Carton (left), medical director of the Mater hospital ECLS Service, with Paul Lynam who was an ECLS patient (right) and Susanne Lynam (second left) and Liza Hayes, ECLS nurse at the Mater hospital.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

One Sunday last February, Paul Lynam was all set to go to see Ireland and England square up against each other in the rugby. But he never got to the m(...)

Seven-year-old Oisín Blaney Shorte, from Terenure, Dublin, who has asthma, with clinical nurse manager Bríd Ryan O’Malley at Dr Steeven’s Hospital, where the HSE simulated giving a vaccination jab. Photograph: bryan O’Brien

The Health Service Executive has launched a major campaign urging people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza. Research released as p(...)

Pod complex: Jean-Louis Etienne’s proposed ‘polar pod’  will float vertically, drifting around the Antarctic, led by the current.

Practise spending time with yourself, and don’t panic when things go wrong. Those are two lessons for life the French explorer Dr Jean-Louis Etienn(...)

Red Kite: Several kites have been fitted with solar-powered satellite tags that relay the position of the birds up to six times a day.

Twitter might be the place for people to tweet their short messages, but for red kites in Scotland, blogging is where it’s at. Blogging Birds is an in(...)

Sadhbh Stack (age 10) from Dalkey and Conor Brady (age 9) from Grangegorman at the launch of The Festival of Curiosity 2013 Programme. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

There’s plenty to exercise your brain in Dublin at the Festival of Curiosity.Kicking off today and running until Sunday, the festival of science and c(...)

When  scientists transplanted stem-cell-derived photoreceptors into night-blind mice, a small number of the cells integrated into the retina at the back of the eye, they reported in Nature Biotechnology this week.

Stem cells grown “in a dish” can integrate into the back of the eye in night-blind mice, according to a new study from University College London. Prof(...)

Dr Kieran Meade, a senior scientist at Teagasc, considers himself to be one of the lucky ones. “I had a relatively short post-doctoral research(...)

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