The struggles and contributions of Marie Curie

The glass ceiling   “In the late 19th century, the Sorbonne enrolled a new female student from Warsaw, Poland. She came to France to study physics and mathematics upon her sister’s invitation after a bad break up with her first love.  Her name was Maria Skłodowska.”   The glass ceiling has almost always been blocking women […]

Trinity scientists develop new option for targeted cancer therapy

Trinity scientists have discovered a new therapy that will target cancer cells with improved specificity than current options.   The researchers have demonstrated that a class of naturally occurring enzymes, named glycosidases, are heavily overexpressed in tumour tissue and can be used to trigger the release of therapeutic payloads in the local tumour sites only. […]

Trinity and RCSI develop new scanning technique

Scientists from Trinity and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have created a new scanning technique that produces high resolution 3D images of bones without exposing the patient to x-ray radiation. Led by Thorri Gunnlaugsson a professor in Trinity’s department of chemistry and Dr. Esther Surender a postdoctoral researcher, the research will have significant consequences […]

Science Nobel Prize round-up

Katarzyna Siewierska outlines the winners of the Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry and physiology or medicine

Colliding world of art and science

The connection between chemistry and colour extends back to the stone age.

Chemistry of a first year’s body

Dylan Lynch explains the science of adrenaline and hangovers

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