Prof O Neill

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Prof Luke O’Neill speaking during a lecture at Trinity College Dublin’s Institute of Population Health. He said the world would exit the Covid-19 pandemic when more than 80% of its population was protected against the virus through vaccination or infection. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Everyone over 60 should be given a third shot of an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, according to leading scientist Prof Luke O’Neill. However, vaccinating chi(...)

Prof O’Neill said that despite the cases in the UK, the “trend is good” and that younger people who may be infected are less vulnerable to severe disease caused by the Indian variant. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The summer reopening plan is a “work in progress” and should be delayed if the Indian variant causes more severe illness in the UK, immunology profess(...)

By next Saturday, the State’s third Covid lockdown will have lasted longer than the first two combined. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

By next Saturday, April 3rd, the Republic’s third Covid-19 lockdown will have lasted longer than the first two combined, and yet the virus is still ci(...)

 A doctor prepares a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Cremona Hospital, Italy, on January 6th. Photograph:  Marco Mantovani/Getty Images

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Ryanair flew into the pandemic with a relatively strong balance sheet. Photograph: Eric Luke

How do you weigh up the annus covidius horribilis of 2020 in words that don’t have to be asterisked? It was a year when a virus inflicted a brutal en(...)

 Inflazome chief executive Prof Matt Cooper  with  co-founder Prof Luke O’Neill (centre) with  Fountain Healthcare Partners managing director Dr Manus Rogan (left) and and  Dr Jeremy Skillington, vice-president of business development at Inflazome. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An Irish start-up drug development company that is targeting a series of inflammatory conditions has raised €40 million to fund clinical trials. The (...)

  Frenchwoman Marie-Simone Capony who reached the age of  113: many scientists believe the prospect of people reaching 120 in good health is becoming more likely. Photograph:  Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty

Scientists are increasingly approaching ageing as a disease that can be understood and treated so that we can live far longer, and healthier, lives in(...)

Three generations of McNerney family with LQTS [Irish Heart Foundation]

A gene-editing technology called Crispr Cas-9 is set to transform the lives of millions of people suffering from genetic diseases by cutting out genes(...)

The old Meath Hospital site before the move out to Tallagh

Recent debate on RTÉ’s Live Line about the case for a decent burial for the Irish giant, Cornelius McGrath, casts a light on how doctors portray the h(...)

Prof Luke O’Neill of Trinity College Dublin is leading the research project involving 10 universities which has potential for use in blood poisoning and conditions such as Type 2 diabetes. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An international research effort led by Ireland has discovered a way to halt the damage and risk of death caused by blood poisoning. Already te(...)

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