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Trinity Professor Patrick Geoghegan hired as Taoiseach’s speechwriter

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has hired Professor Patrick Geoghegan, a Historian at Trinity College, to assist him in speechwriting, research and other issues. Prof. Geoghegan is on sabbatical in Trinity College and will be given a leave of absence to join

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Two Trinity professors nominated for a US-Ireland research innovation award

Research on gene therapy for fighting blindness and providing nutritional and social support to elderly both nominated

Professor Jane Farrar from Trinity’s School of Genetics and Microbiology and Professor Sabina Brennan, a research assistant from Trinity’s Institute of Neuroscience, have been nominated for a US-Ireland Research Innovation award. Both professors are shortlisted in the Higher Education Institution …

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Trinity research shows glucose may hold key role in fighting cancer

Starving dendritic cells of glucose can stimulate immune system response to antigens.

Researchers at Trinity have discovered that glucose may play a key role in fighting cancer.

Glucose is a sugar which is vital for energy and cell growth. When responding to infections, the immune system becomes active and uses high amounts …

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USI expresses concern over spending in higher education institutions

There are numerous examples of questionable financial practices within Irish universities

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has expressed concern over the spending of students and taxpayer’s money in higher education institutions, following revelations about the use of finances in colleges across the country, which were outlined in an RTE

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Trinity PhD student designs website for families of transgender young people

The website, GenderEd.ie, aims to provide families with reliable and accessible information that will help them support their transgender family member(s)

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

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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 researchers discover breakthrough with autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia

The research, led by Professor Aoife McLysaght, will be published in the Nature Communications journal

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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

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

The team was made up of researchers from Trinity, the University of Cambridge and University College Dublin

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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

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

It is hoped that the discovery of the STAT3 molecule will lead to new therapeutic options for other viral infections

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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

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