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Dr Michelle Roche, Prof David Finn and Prof Brian McGuire: doing research at NUI Galway

Routine pain treatments could soon include virtual reality, and harnessing the body’s ability to generate its own pain relief. Finding the treatments(...)

The scientists evaluated data spanning flow measurement over 66 years and 610 “storm events” at three sites in Ireland and the UK. Photograph: iStock

Forestry should not be relied upon to reduce risk from major flood events, that are likely to be more frequent and more extreme due to global warming,(...)

Simon Harris’s announcement was made under the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Minister for Further and Higher Education has approved 10 more positions at senior academic level in higher education under an initiative to progr(...)

The first port of call for those being bullied at work is to go through the company’s internal complaints mechanism. File photograph: Getty

Bullying in the workplace is not being taken seriously enough, according to academics, legal experts and those who have been bullied while on the job.(...)

Siblings Isaac, Kezia, Enoch and Ammi Burke, who were banned for life from all student societies at NUI Galway in 2014.

Four siblings have lost their legal challenge over a decision to bar them for life from membership of college societies at NUI Galway. Isaac, Kezia(...)

NUI Galway is considering rebranding to ‘University of Galway’ in a bid to emphasise its status as a university to an international audience. Photograph: Patrick Henehan

It was formerly known as Queen’s College Galway and University College Galway. Now, NUI Galway looks set to change its name once again. College autho(...)

Trinity College Dublin is one a number of universities that said it was seeking to accommodate students who might face difficulties with exams given the worsening Covid-19 situation. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Students are demanding more online exams amid concerns over the safety of reopening exam halls due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. Most universities ar(...)

Patients with limited health literacy are less likely to attend appointments and more likely to struggle taking medicines. Photograph: iStock

A new international health literacy survey has found that about one in four people (28 per cent) in Ireland have “limited” health literacy and strugg(...)

Barriers to universal screening include not only the cost but also the fact that currently the testing is done in already overcrowded hospitals, which would struggle to cope with the additional workload.

Screening of all pregnant women for gestational diabetes is advocated by consultant endocrinologist Prof Fidelma Dunne, a nationally and international(...)

Sarah Cooke-O’Neill with her son Christopher at home in Wicklow. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A diagnosis of gestational diabetes usually comes out of the blue for the estimated 7,000-plus mothers-to-be in Ireland affected every year by this co(...)

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