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Trinity researchers make progress in understanding the development of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Trinity collaborated with a German research team to design an optical device that is able to seize a peptide chain and observe the folding on a nanometer scale

Research led by Trinity Physics Professor, Martin Hegner, has made progress in understanding the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

The international team of researchers led by Professor Hegner focused on individual ribosomes within the human cell.

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77,570 animals used in lab tests in Trinity between 2012 and 2014

A spokesperson for the college said: “Animal studies are conducted only when they will contribute to the advancement of knowledge that is likely to lead to the improvement of the health and welfare of animals and human beings”

NEWSTrinity College Dublin used 77,570 animals for research tests between 2012 and 2014, according to figures obtained by the Irish Examiner under Freedom of Information.

Trinity used 26,738 animals in biomedical experiments in 2012, 23,993 in 2013 and 26,839 in …

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