Emma Teeling

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The longest-lived species of bats, known as Myotis, pictured in Brittany. Photograph: Olivier Farcy/Bretagne Vivante

Scientists have identified genes that may give long-lived bat species their extraordinary lifespans and ability to resist cancer compared to other ani(...)

The audience at the Schrödinger at 75 conference, organised by Trinity College Dublin at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Direct intervention in the ageing process itself will soon help reduce illnesses associated with getting old, and increase lifespan and quality of liv(...)

Longest-lived bats: may have evolved a unique process to lengthen their chromosomes without inducing cancer, which may keep them young. Photograph: Olivier Farcy

Some bats display remarkable longevity and don’t get cancer – but up until now no one knew how this was possible. An international team headed by res(...)

The RIA and Accenture are looking to increase the number of portraits of women by commissioning portraits of female scientists. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

If you are in an office now, have a look around to see what are on the walls. If it is the kind of workplace or institution that displays paintings or(...)

Maria Meehan, Research manager, Fighting Blindness

Dr Shane Bergin School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin In 1999 I came to Trinity College Dublin to study for a degree in science and, excluding a f(...)

Rhinolophus mehelyi in northeast Bulgaria: in a study, the males had echolocation calls 30 kilohertz higher than the range expected for bats of this size. Photograph: Sebastien Puechmaille

Love at first sight is nice when you want to find a partner, but pity the lovelorn bat. It has to find the love of its life in complete darkness an(...)

TEDxTallaght, last year.

So you want to go to Ted. Well you’ll need to write an extensive application form, explain what makes you tick, demonstrate what you tend to share (...)

A bats-eye view of the world: The new world Watson’s fruit bat, Dermanura Watsoni, in Costa Rica was studied to discover genes involved in its sense of smell. Photograph: Dr Sebastien Puechmaille

An Irish scientist is trying to unravel the secrets of what we smell and how our noses evolved to aid survival. And she has come up with important ans(...)

Refugee: a less horseshoe bat. Illustration: Michael Viney

A clear night in June never quite manages the final fade to black, and a trip to the loo at 4am found the sky above the ridge a lovely deep denim blue(...)