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Ireland’s MSM blood ban does not move with the times or the science

Modern testing and evidence from more progressive requirements in other counties show it is time for change

One in four of us will need a blood transfusion at some point in our lives. Donations are used for an expansive range of patients, including those undergoing chemotherapy treatment and surgeries, or victims of serious traffic accidents. 1,000 transfusions

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Trinity researchers help better understand the variability in the severity of Covid-19

Autoantibodies that are more common in older adults block an important immune response

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has been clear that Covid-19 usually has more severe effects on older people than their younger counterparts. But even within individual age groups, the effect Covid-19 has on a person is far from

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Trinity’s Women on Walls

Trinity professors look back on a 2016 portrait as part of the Women on Walls campaign after the third round of portraits were unveiled in DCU

For centuries, Trinity’s Long Room sculptures stood unchanged, telling a story of geniuses and scholars, all with something in common apart from their brains: their sex. Then in 2019, we saw a historic vote to select four great female minds

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Formula Trinity’s autonomous driving team gears up for success

Two founding members of Formula Trinity’s new autonomous driving team speak to Trinity News about the project

Formula Trinity is the College’s own student-led entry to Formula Student (FS), an engineering competition. The project was first started in 2017, but it can take teams many years of competing at various levels before they have a physical car

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CONNECT to design musical gyroscope for primary school students

The centre was one of five recipients of funding from SFI and the Arts Council for a project at the intersection of science and art

CONNECT, the SFI Research Centre for Future Networks & Communications at Trinity College, was recently announced as one of five recipients of funding for the STEAM Art Collaboration project by Science Foundation Ireland and the Arts Council. The project pairs

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Trinity researchers examine effect of meatballs on climate change

The study looks at the relative effects on the climate of meatballs against their plant-based alternatives, Lucy Fitzsimmons explains

Meatballs are an essential and beloved part of many traditional cuisines, from the Italian type served with spaghetti, to the Scandinavian sort popularised by IKEA. In 2015, IKEA sold on average 2.9 million meatballs a day worldwide. This globally popular

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Pi day celebrations with MathSoc

The world’s most famous constant reminds us that maths really is for the masses

March 14th is an annual excuse to celebrate pi, the infamous irrational number, used since ancient times, and a fundamental mathematical constant. It was one of the first big breakthroughs in mathematics, and without its instrumental role in maths and

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Labs of the Future?

Could virtual lab simulations provide an alternative to their in-person counterparts?

Undergraduate science labs a crucial learning environment, a right of passage, or an environmental hazard waiting to happen? Like them or not, the majority of science students here in Trinity will spend a large portion of their degree working

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Trinity’s ADAPT and CONNECT research centres awarded €81 million in SFI funding

The centres specialise in artificial intelligence and telecommunications research

Two Trinity led research centres, the SFI Research Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology (ADAPT) and the SFI Research Centre for Future Five Science Foundation Ireland (CONNECT), have received approximately €81 million in SFI funding to expand their current research