Colin Doherty

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Epilepsy is a chronic central nervous system disorder affecting about 1 per cent of the population and 50 million people worldwide. Photograph: iStock

Irish scientists have identified a potential method of preventing damaging seizures for people with epilepsy. The breakthrough led by researchers in T(...)

To date, the four products accepted for inclusion all contain THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. Photograph: iStock

Doctors treating epilepsy patients say they will shun the Government’s medicinal cannabis access programme over concerns of “inappropriate and potenti(...)

A greater understanding of consciousness carries the potential for bringing wide benefits, but also carries dangers. Photograph: iStock

In the first of a two-part series Seán Duke examines the science and philosophy of consciousness – starting with “the insiders”; those who believe ans(...)

Tony Dunne: he suffered with dementia over the last 12 to 18 months of his life. Photograph: Getty Images

A prominent Dublin neurologist has criticised the reluctance of sports organisations to take more precautionary action in relation to long-term brain (...)

A brain tissue sample from a patient with a rare form of early onset dementia known as leukoencephalopathy. Credit: Trinity College Dublin

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) have discovered mutations associated with early onset dementia that may lead to better understanding of how(...)

An estimated 40,000 people in Ireland have epilepsy and the condition affects 50 million people worldwide. Photograph: iStock

The homeless population is among the most marginalised section of our society – one that is over-burdened with complex and chronic physical and mental(...)

Ireland rugby squad training at Carton House, Co Kildare: Rugby players and mixed martial arts fighters were recruited to take part in the four-year clinical research study, which is continuing.   Photograph: Billy Stickland /©INPHO

The brain damage associated with concussion may be caused by repetitive impacts, as opposed to single events, research conducted by scientists at Trin(...)

Marie Downey, who died in her room at Cork University Maternity Hospital, with her newborn son beneath her, was known to have epilepsy. Photograph: Facebook

The exact cause of Marie Downey’s death, and that of her infant son, Darragh, in Cork University Maternity Hospital may not be ascertained until an in(...)

Collette Delahunt,  whose son Seán has severe epilepsy and is  now one of 50   people who are undergoing intensive evaluation at the FutureNeuro research centre in Dublin.  Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Just before his fourth birthday Seán Delahunt had his first seizure. Collette Delahunt from Dublin recalls the “dreadful shock for the whole family” w(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

Plans to develop new cannabis-based treatments for some of the most common forms of epilepsy have been announced by a team of Irish scientists. The i(...)

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