Trinity PhD student designs website for families of transgender young people

A new website, which aims to help the families of gender diverse children and transgender young people, has been designed as part of a PhD study by a Trinity College PhD student and will be launched in Trinity today.   The website, GenderEd.ie, aims to provide families with reliable and accessible information that will help […]

Trinity researchers discovers link between Motor Neurone Disease and schizophrenia

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 these two diverse conditions. Research into the genetic causes of schizophrenia and similar conditions in […]

Trinity researchers make breakthrough in preventing infection from medical devices

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 are to be implanted into the human body. Such strategies could have a direct impact […]

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.   […]

Trinity researchers discover “strong genetic lineage” between Stone Age and modern East Asia populations

Trinity researchers have found that the genetic makeup of modern East Asians closely resembles that of their hunter-gatherer ancestors due to little genetic disruption in East Asian populations since the early Neolithic period.   “Genetically speaking, the populations across northern East Asia have changed very little for around eight millennia”, said senior author Andrea Manica […]

Trinity scientists discover role of “protector” molecule that fights the common flu

A team of Trinity scientists, led by Assistant Professor in Immunology Dr Nigel Stevenson, have discovered a new property of the STAT3 molecule. Previously only known for its importance as a biomolecule fundamental to cell growth, the Trinity team have now found the molecule to be essential in fighting viral infections. The role of STAT3 […]

“Marine repairmen” study from Trinity professor shows limpets as construction workers of the seashore

David Taylor, from Trinity’s Centre for Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin, has discovered that marine snails are found plastered on rocks at low tide. His new research has recently been published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Limpets often suffer a lot of damage at the top of their conical shells. Rather than drying out or […]

Trinity researchers make breakthrough in oesophageal cancer treatment

Trinity researchers have made a groundbreaking discovery that could fight resistance to radiotherapy in cases of oesophageal cancer.   The new discovery made by Dr Stephen Maher, Ussher Assistant Professor of Translational Oncology, and his team, which includes scientists from Trinity, St James’s Hospital, the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital and the University of […]

Trinity based research group awarded €560,000 to research 5G technology

A research group based at the CONNECT Centre in Trinity has been awarded €560,000 to research 5G technology.   The award is part of a €5m Orchestration and Reconfiguration Control Architecture (ORCA) project, which is funded by the European Union’s (EU) Horizon 2020. The project involves collaboration with research groups in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and […]

Scientists find the brain region underpinning social deficit in Autism Spectrum Disorder

  Research undertaken at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has led to the discovery of the brain region that underpins social deficit in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it was announced today.   The international team of scientists is comprised of researchers from Trinity, Switzerland (ETH Zürich), and the UK (Oxford University and Royal Holloway). Their research […]

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