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Coordinating our compassion

Incoming president Jack Natin explains that the new database is just one of the many ways VDP is taking social justice to another level

Trinity’s own St. Vincent de Paul society, or VDP, is the biggest society on campus. According to the Central Societies Committee it is also the best, having won this years awards for both Best Large Society and Best Overall Society.

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Developments in immunology allow for facial tumour treatment in tasmanian devils

Jessie Dolliver outlines a new therapy developed by an international group of immunologists, which was presented in a recent paper published in Nature

In a research paper published in March 2017 in the prestigious scientific journal Nature, an international group of immunologists lead by Cesar Tovar have announced an effective new therapy for treating tumours in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) . The transmissible …

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The developed world must not ignore climate change any longer

The G20’s dropping of climate change commitments symbolises the dangerous apathy towards humanity’s greatest threat

Last Saturday afternoon the G20 finance ministers gathered in Baden-Baden, Germany, for their annual summit. During these meetings, the wording of a joint statement on trade is usually agreed upon. This summit, however, resulted in some significant and surprising alterations

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Trinity researchers discovers link between Motor Neurone Disease and schizophrenia

The study was published in the Nature Communications journal this week

A team, led by Trinity researchers, have discovered a shared genetic origin for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and schizophrenia. The study indicates for the first time that there is biological causative link between

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Trinity researchers make breakthrough in preventing infection from medical devices

The research was led by Dr Joan Geoghegan, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Trinity’s School of Genetics and Microbiology

Researchers in Trinity’s School of Genetics and Microbiology have discovered an innovative new technique of preventing pathogenic bacterial growth. The research focuses on preventative strategies to combat bacterial colonisation of medical devices, such as hip replacements and heart valves, which

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Trinity immunologists make breakthrough relating to vaccine immune-responses

A new adjuvant, key components in vaccines, called chitosan could pave the way for the future of vaccinations

Trinity immunologists have recently published groundbreaking research in the scientific journal Immunity relating to adjuvants. Adjuvants are key components in vaccines, and play an important role in enhancing the human body’s immune response to vaccination. Simply put, they help vaccines

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Graduate Student’s Union prepare report on the working conditions of Trinity teaching assistants

Outlining the intentions of the GSU in producing such a report, Hegarty insisted that it being “grounded in research” would be absolutely crucial.

In conversation with Trinity News, Gianna Hegarty, the vice president and welfare officer of the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), has revealed that a report is being developed by the GSU to investigate the working conditions of teaching assistants (TAs) in

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The fashion industry makes us puppets of consumerism

We’re bombarded by marketing in almost every form of media, pushed to engage in faster and faster fashion.

I arrive at front gate in the morning. The route I take to the Hamilton depends on how I look that day. If it’s a good day I’ll barrel down past the Arts Building and the Berkeley. If I’m feeling

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TAF 2016: The zine making workshop

As Harriet explained, zines are “a way for people to publish their own work in a valid format,” without financial restrictions or advertising. They are “a platform for private work”, she claimed, which is cheap, yet allows the artists to be “as daring as they want it to be”.

At 3 o’clock on Monday a zine workshop was held in the Phil conversation room in The GMB as part of Trinity Arts Festival. Elizabeth Rochford, of the visual arts magazine “The Bridge”, and experienced zine creator Harriet Bruce facilitated …

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Sustainable Fashion Show takes place as part of University Green Week

The entrants had been tasked with putting together an outfit using “upcycling”- reusing discarded objects or material in a way which creates something of a higher value- or using any other environmentally sustainable technique.

On Thursday night, a ‘Sustainable Fashion Show’ was held in the Atrium as a part of the university’s Green Week.

The week was organised by the Green Campus Committee in collaboration with the environmental society in Trinity.

The entrants had

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