Individualised approaches will likely play an important role in future methods
A study led by Trinity Psychologist Dr. Claire Gillan has found that current approaches to the diagnosis of mental illness may not always provide the best way of understanding the underlying neurobiology of mental illness.
Compulsive elements of mental health …
An interview with Marine Biology PhD Jenny Bortoluzzi
Jenny Bortoluzzi, a student in her second year of a four year PhD in the field of Marine Biology, grew up on the shores of Brittany in France, spending her childhood summers on the beach. From an early age her …
Trinity Associate Professor in Genetics Adrian Bracken led the team
A research team led by a Trinity professor has found new biological targets which may allow for the development of new cancer therapies for cancers that develop resistance to existing drugs.
Trinity Associate Professor in Genetics, Adrian Bracken, led the …
An interview with Dr. Martyn Linnie
While Trinity’s Zoological Museum has its own stories to tell through its 200 year old collection, so too does its current curator, Dr. Martyn Linnie, who kindly gave his time recently to speak to Trinity News about his involvement in …
Trinity study finds that over 50s who attend services regularly have larger social networks
A new paper from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) focusing on the relationship between faith and mental health has found a correlation between church attendance and better mental health in people over the age of 50.
Of those …
Why spending your free time by the cricket pitch might not be such a bad idea after all
Humans are derived from nature. Our evolutionary past dictates that we have a strong attraction to it, but the hustle and bustle of the city can often make us forget the connection we have with living world. Through its complex …
A look at some unique adaptations in the animal kingdom
The way animals perceive the world around them varies greatly. The senses that each animal has, and the degree of specialisation of those senses, are good indicators of their requirements out in the wild. Our own human senses share fundamental …
The deep sea contains some of the strangest animals known to man. Why do they exist and how do they survive?
The deep sea has a range of unique conditions which have made it the ideal place for the evolution of bizarre organisms with otherworldly appearances. Complete darkness, cold temperatures, and high pressure combine to make this ecosystem one of the …
How marketing exploits us to buy things we don’t need
It’s hard to imagine what our society would look like without consumerism. Indeed, it has defined much of modern Western culture. But where did this economic order originate? Consumerism as we know it can be traced back to the beginning …
Why is the moth so attracted to lamps, and what other examples of fatal attraction can we find in nature?
Fatal attraction in nature occurs where an animals’ attraction for something is detrimental for its survival. The popular moth-and-lamp memes encapsulate one such example. While these may just seem entertaining, there are problems associated with these kinds of phenomena when …