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Stem cells hold much promise in medicine because, depending on their source, they can transform into a wide range of cell types.

Researchers in Ireland will soon be using locally produced stem cells in treatments for patients with diabetes or arthritis. The new Centre for Cell M(...)

Embryonic stem cells have been highly valued for their ability to turn into any type of cell in the body.

Stem cells can be manufactured for human use for the first time in Ireland, following Irish Medicines Board licensing of a new facility in Galway.NUI (...)

Margaretta D’Arcy. Prof Michael   O’Flaherty said that while he was not familiar with the details of the court judgment which had resulted in the three-month detention of the peace activist, he hoped that a “compassionate approach” would be taken towards someone who was “elderly and unwell”. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A leading human rights academic has said he is “surprised and disappointed” by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton’s assertion that trade missions are “n(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny gestures during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann has said the German central bank supported Ireland’s unsuccessful efforts at the ECB in 2010 to secure debt write-d(...)

Keith Duffy, Garry Hynes and Aisling O’Sullivan in Galway for the first day of rehearsals for Druid’s “Big Maggie” by John B Keane in February 2011. Hynes is to become adjunct professor at NUIG.

Druid Theatre and NUI Galway (NUIG) are to deepen their long relationship with a new “Druid Academy” to train the “theatre-makers of the future”.Tony-(...)

PhD student Girum Azmach inspecting young maize plants in IITA high vitamin A maize field trial in Nigeria

Plant researchers at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) have helped to make a significant contribution to the fight against micronutrien(...)

 Prof John Cawley of Cornell University in the US told conference in Galway  he favoured a ban on advertising unhealthy foods targeted at children. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Offering financial incentives to people to lose weight is of dubious long-term impact, a conference at NUI Galway on obesity has heard. People who (...)

  “In one of the afternoon sessions on the subject of archives, Patrick Lonergan of NUI Galway drew gasps from the audience.  He was relating how many women playwrights had had new plays performed on the main Abbey stage since 1940. The figure was just three, with five plays (three of which were by Marina Carr alone), although there have been some 500 productions in that time.”  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The second day of the Abbey Theatre symposium, entitled the Theatre of Memory, took place yesterday. “Making History: Artists and the Past” was the ti(...)

Rose Hynes: chairwoman of Irish Water and Bord Gáis and Irish Water, to which she was appointed in July, 2013. She has been chairwoman of Bord Gáis since July, 2009

The Irish Water board was established in July, 2013, with more members appointed last November following a public advertisement process. It incl(...)

Working in tandem: CloudDock’s (from left) Padraic Harley, Cian Brassil and Scott Kennedy are fine-tuning an adaptor service that will enable compatibility between cloud storage service providers

By last November, Google Drive had 120 million users. An impressive number but one that is dwarfed by cloud storage service rivals such as Microsoft’s(...)

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