Prof Tim McCarthy, Maynooth University with Minister for Innovation Heather Humphreys and Dr Ciarán Seoighe, SFI. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The drone could be as common “as the quadbike or the sheep dog” on Irish farms in the years ahead to help cut the workload facing farmers, according t(...)

Prof Marina Lynch: 'My research looks at very important cells in the brain called microglia.'

Congratulations Marina, you are about to receive the Irish Society for Immunology medal and give the related public lecture. What will you be talking (...)

Vaccines under threat

It is a proven scientific fact that vaccines are one of the greatest medical innovations, given their ability to save lives. They are responsible for (...)

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin are to play a central role in the research for a new whooping cough vaccine. Photograph: iStock

A disease doctors thought had long gone has come back to cause illness and even death. But an international team of scientists has been formed to help(...)

Dr Jim Sullivan, vice-president of pharmaceutical discovery at AbbVie: “It is important in basic research to have the talent working well together.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland’s got talent in scientific research, but we need to keep investing it to attract even more. That’s according to Dr Jim Sullivan of global biop(...)

Irish biopharma company Opsona Therapeutics last week announced a new round of investment, to the tune of €33 million. Their goal? To dampen th(...)