Paul Cotter

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Genetic sequencing could identify whether infections were similar and help trace the virus to a geographical area

The State’s virus-testing laboratories plan to start testing the genetic make-up of coronavirus in confirmed Covid-19 cases in a move that could help (...)

Dr Brigid Lucey of Cork Institute of Technology: ‘Ireland is now trying to source the same testing materials as the rest of the world and we need to be as self-sufficient as we can’

A team of Irish scientists have come together to develop a key component for Covid-19 tests which should facilitate Ireland’s laboratories continuing (...)

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(...)

Obesity increases the risk of development of several clinical conditions such as diabetes and cancer. Photograph:  Pozarik/Getty Images

Research into the impact of whey on people’s diets could play a major role in the battle against the global obesity epidemic. The research team, led b(...)

 Dr Paul Cotter is filmed  by the BBC for ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’. Photograph: Leila Finikarides/BBC Television

An Irish scientist will feature in a BBC television programme on Wednesday night, to discuss the apparent health benefits of eating fermented foods. (...)

Laois’ Ross Munnelly: with Donie Kingston and rising star Evan O’Carroll up front, Laois have too much for the visitors. Photograph: Inpho

It didn’t escape people’s attention in Wicklow that there has been a deal of complaining from some quarters in Laois about the prospective quarter-fi(...)

Pádraig McNulty came off the bench to score a goal against Laois. Photograph:  Cathal Nooanan/Inpho

Laois 0-14 Tyrone 1-14 Tyrone maintained their unbeaten record with a three-point victory over Laois. Within three minutes of the throw-in Tyrone we(...)

Portlaoise players celebrate at the final whistle. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Portlaoise 1-19 Moorefield 0-8: Portlaoise completed a great eight days’ work when they surprised a fancied Moorefield at O’Moore Park. Eight days pre(...)

Gut bugs: a study of older people found that those who had less diverse diets tended to have less diverse populations of bacteria in their gut, and this was also linked with poorer health

Diversity is the spice of life. And it seems the same goes for your gut bugs – as we get on in years, at least. That’s the finding of the Eldermet stu(...)