Trinity researchers link Covid-19 severity with northerly latitudes and vitamin D deficiency

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


People in Ireland exercising more often than usual during Covid-19, Trinity research finds

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


Trinity team joins ESA in mapping solar poles

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 adapting to a changing world

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


Trinity researchers make tuberculosis breakthrough

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.


Revolutionizing how we brew beer

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


Fossil fuel power stations harm the planet in more ways than one

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 …