Trinity researchers discover breakthrough with autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia

Researchers in Trinity’s department of genetics have isolated a short list of genes that could be responsible for a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders and diseases, including autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia and ADHD.   A team led by Professor Aoife McLysaght carried out the research and the findings will be published in the journal Nature Communications.   […]

Collective bargaining introduced between teaching assistants and department of sociology

Trinity News has learned that PhD students in Trinity College’s department of sociology put in place a system of collective bargaining to deal with their teaching requirements. The agreement was implemented for the first time this academic year.   David Cichon, last year’s PhD representative in the department of sociology, negotiated with the department on […]

DUCAC runs €40,000 deficit in 2015/16

  Dublin University Central Athletics Club (DUCAC), the body that regulates and funds sports clubs in Trinity, ran a €40,000 deficit in the year 2015/16, according to accounts shared with Trinity News. DUCAC largely funded this deficit by drawing on the €80,000 surplus the body ran in 2014/15. In this way, the capitated body managed […]

Unrestricted access to abortion up for debate with The Phil

Unrestricted access to abortion was up for debate at the Phil this Thursday. Despite teetering on the edge of acrimony once or twice, the debate was heated but respectful – there were even a few laughs.   Arguments from the proposition (pro-unrestricted access) centered around female bodily autonomy. “Who are you,” writer Una Mullally calmly demanded of […]

Trinity startup “Silvercloud” raises €8m euro in funding

  The online wellness company Silvercloud has raised more than €8m in funding, the Irish Examiner has reported.   The company offers a range of online services designed to help people manage mental health and behavioural health issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and the psychological effects of chronic illness.     Silvercloud began […]


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