In 2014, researchers from Cork and Dublin were the first to report that exercise is associated with gut microbial diversity in humans. Illustration: iStock/Getty Images

That darkness broods upon the deep is confirmed by some tummy-related facts: our gut hosts around 100 trillion bacteria; they comprise 200 to 1,000 sp(...)

Overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2017 Shane Curran from Terenure College. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The following projects at the 2016 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have been described as highly commended. Biological and Ecological J(...)

David Finlay, Trinity College Dublin, and Orla O’Sullivan, of Teagasc, at the announcement of some ¤23 million in awards to early and mid-stage researchers through Science Foundation Ireland in Dublin today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A very different kind of tattoo could provide a way to help diagnose conditions such as liver failure and eczema outbreaks, according to a young resea(...)