Lydia Lynch

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An intensive care unit treating Covid-19 cases in Rome. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA

There is compelling evidence that Covid-19 is strongly linked with obesity or being overweight, but behind that headline lie many unanswered questions(...)

Dr Andrew Hogan: “We could see kids as young as six were starting to show signs of chronic inflammation.”

Your research looks at the links between obesity and the immune system and metabolism in children. Why? “We know that obesity in adults is linked wi(...)

SFI director of science for society Ruth Freeman, SFI researcher of the year Kevin O’Connor and SFI director general Mark Ferguson. Photograph: Jason Clarke

From the bioeconomy to breast cancer, from the microbiome to mentoring, the Science Foundation Ireland Awards 2019 recognise a breadth of research ac(...)

Dr Lydia Lynch of Trinity College Dublin and Harvard Medical School. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The immune system is constantly doing repairs and maintenance in the body and does not sit around waiting for a call to action, Dr Lydia Lynch of Trin(...)

Body and Soul takes place on June 23rd to 25th at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

At this year’s Body and Soul festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath on June 23rd to 25th, The Irish Times is partnering with the Wonderlust stag(...)

Five years ago, Brendan Quinn (above) started to gain weight, rapidly and inexplicably. Within a few years, he went from 76kg to 120kg without any outward change in his diet or activity level. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

As much as 40 per cent of people’s ability to control weight may be down to their immune system, new research involving Irish scientists has found. T(...)

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(...)