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Prof Emmeline Hill and Prof Lisa Katz have been awarded over €880,000 to investigate the dynamic interplay between the inherited DNA sequence of a horse and the environment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A broad range of Irish scientific research is to be supported by the latest round of Science Foundation Ireland’s Frontiers for the Future programme –(...)

Scientists still debate over why bats seem to harbour so many viruses.  Photograph: Olivier Farcy

The 2011 film Contagion seems strangely prescient when viewed in light of Covid-19. The disturbing movie features quarantines, face masks, Gwyneth Pal(...)

UCD president Prof Andrew Deeks: put under pressure at meeting of governing authority,  especially by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

University College Dublin’s president, Prof Andrew Deeks, has faced strong criticism of the university’s handling of the Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin sex(...)

The raw genetic material that gives bats natural superpowers and a unique ability to adapt to their environment has, for the first time, been revealed. Photograph: Olivier Farcy

The raw genetic material that gives bats natural superpowers and a unique ability to adapt to their environment has, for the first time, been revealed(...)

Horseshoe bats. Photograph: iStock

How did Covid-19 come to be? It’s a puzzle that involves tolerant bats, possibly middlemen pangolins and a virus that gathered structures and tricks a(...)

Bats are considered the probable source of the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China. Photograph: Kim Raff/The New York Times

The world has to face up to the reality that the current coronavirus epidemic is not a once-off. What’s more, scientists who study these viruses have(...)

Davos brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, corporate and political leaders. Photograph: EPA

It hasn’t been a good week for bats, with the flying mammals being pointed to by some as a potential source of a deadly coronavirus sweeping China tha(...)

Preparing for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland: The climate crisis and sustainability are shaping up to dominate the event this year. Photograph: Denis Balibouse

European commissioner for trade Phil Hogan has stepped in to address business leaders attending IDA Ireland’s annual dinner at Davos this week, as the(...)

John Leech

You are interested in fermented foods. Can you explain what they are? “Fermentation is a process where desirable microbes or micro-organisms are encou(...)

Younger looking mice: elderly rodents that either have their zombie cells (left) or have been treated since midlife to remove these cells (right).

Smoking ages people prematurely because it damages DNA, but scientists have discovered that it also creates zombie-like cells. These cells are implica(...)

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