When  Covid-19 gets into our airways, it enters our cells and ejects its genetic material, co-opting the infected cell into making copies of the virus, which then go on to infect other cells. Photograph: iStock

In mid-March, just after restrictions were put in place to slow the spread COVID-19, Dr Nigel Stevenson looked out the window of his Dublin apartment.(...)

An immunologist originally from Wexford, Prof David Lynn is the director of systems biology at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide.

An Irish scientist is playing a lead role in one of the largest vaccine trials underway against Covid-19. An immunologist originally from Wexford, Pr(...)

Grace Darcy from Clane, Co Kildare, interacting with the ‘Doomsday Clock’ exhibit at the opening of ‘In Case of Emergency’, the new free exhibition at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin.  Photograph: Mark Stedman

We are poorly equipped for making decisions about catastrophes, argues Pete Lunn, from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). “It’s only (...)

Discover Research Dublin, a Europe wide event for members of the public to meet researchers in university faculties takes place on Friday night in Tri(...)

The old anatomy building inTrinity College will be open for events during the festival. More than 800 Trinity medical graduates fought in the first World War.

The name Almroth Wright will mean little to military historians but this graduate of Trinity College Dublin was responsible for saving more lives than(...)

Cliona O’Farrelly, professor of comparative immunology, and Luke O’Neill, professor of biochemistry, curators of the Fat: It’s Delicious exhibition in the Science Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Blubber. Lard. Triglycerides. Call it what you like, but fat pushes our buttons. The term itself conjures up images of obesity, ill health, breakfasts(...)

Fat chance: Cliona O’Farrelly, professor of comparative immunology at Trinity College, with Luke O’Neill, professor of biochemistry at Trinity College,  at the Science Gallery. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fat: it keeps us warm, it gives us energy, it makes food tasty and it carries out important functions in our cells. But too much fat, particularly if(...)