Insufficient ultraviolet B exposure could be a factor in the severity of the virus
Trinity researchers at the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) have collaborated with the University of Liverpool on some new findings regarding the variation in how Covid-19 affects people.
The study has found that the proportion of older people in …
The team used mini retinas to simulate the effects of the treatment on patients
Trinity researchers have collaborated with University College London to develop a new gene therapy approach for the treatment of a group of rare genetic eye diseases.
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) involves the breakdown and loss of cells in the retina, the …
Trinity physiotherapy researchers explore the link between the pandemic and activity levels
A survey led by Trinity researchers from the Discipline of Physiotherapy, Drs. Cuisle Forde and Emer Barrett, has found that almost 50% of Irish people are exercising more than they normally would during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The survey gathered data …
The plan to create a wildflower meadow at Trinity’s front arch is a welcome step in saving our declining biodiversity
Trinity recently held a public vote on a plan to plant wildflowers on the grass area at College Green next to the front arch. The vote came as part of a plan to boost campus biodiversity.
Many ecologists believe that …
The launch of the Solar Orbiter could lead to new discoveries about our nearest star
Trinity astrophysicists have joined an international group in an effort to obtain the first ever images of the uncharted polar regions of the sun.
Previously, we have been able to collect data, such as temperature, from the sun’s polar regions …
Plants are adopting new strategies to keep up with rising CO2 levels
A team of researchers at Trinity have been investigating changes in plant morphology and strategies in response to climate change. Dr. Wuu Kuang Soh, now a botanist at the National Botanic Gardens, carried out this research with a group of …
Our understanding of how the disease works has grown considerably
Trinity researchers have made a breakthrough with the infectious disease tuberculosis. Although tuberculosis (TB) is a treatable disease, the infectious illness is still very much a public health concern, having caused the deaths of 1.5 million people in 2018 alone. …
The discovery could lead to the development of more effective vaccines
Trinity researchers have discovered a rare, new cell in the immune system with “Jekyll and Hyde” characteristics that could lead to more effective vaccines in the prevention of infections such as MRSA, an infection-causing bacterium that is resistant to some …
Trinity scientists are attempting to create new beer and wine flavours using genetics.
If you are like me, you probably order the same pint of beer almost anywhere you go. You become accustomed to the taste of a particular lager you fancy, even though they often have largely the same taste. In some …
Dr Maureen Williams gives her thoughts on the problems posed by warm water disposal on River Shannon’s ecosystem
The Lough Ree ESB power plant, one of the largest in Ireland, was temporarily shut down earlier this year when it was discovered that the plant was causing severe damage to the local environment.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discovered …