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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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Choosing the traits of your children: a genetic testing panel discussion

Trinity’s Genetics Society host its final event of the year yesterday, March 15. A panel discussion entitled Ethics, Genetics & Preimplantation Genetic Testing, this event was led by speakers from four disciplines concerning the area of genetic testing and screening.

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An Arts perspective: What is a quantum vacuum?

We sent English student, Rory Codd, along to a Physoc talk by Professor Fry yesterday evening to see how accessible it would be for a non-science student.

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Last night I tagged along to DU Physoc’s ‘Quantum Vacuum’ talk, delivered by Professor Emeritus Michael Fry of Trinity’s School of Maths. As well as being a lecturer, Professor Fry is an active researcher and a reviewer for Physical Review.

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Would you eat a synthetically-made burger?

Professor Mark Post discusses the importance of the artificially cultured meat industry at an event held by Global Development Soc and DU General Science Soc


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“Cows are inefficient food producers. In fact, they’re obsolete.”

Yesterday saw Trinity Global Development Soc and DU General Science Society come together to host Professor Mark Post, Chair of the Department of Physiology at Maastricht University and pioneer of the

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Teaching methods in science from the dark ages

Katarzyna discusses the most common ways learning can be discouraged and the merits of interactive engagement over traditional teaching methods

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“Students learn at different rates and in varying ways and hence accepting an answer too quickly results in terminating their thought process.”

Most lecturers we come across aspire to be good teachers and want their students to learn, and TCD

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Global Brain Health Institute begins its pioneering research at Trinity College

The multidisciplinary and international team of researchers hope to combat the issues associated with an ageing population and its implication on health policy and patient care.

NEWSThis year the Department of Health Sciences welcomes the first four Atlantic Fellows from the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) who represent  “the first of an international network of ‘change agents’ in the global fight against dementia”.

GBHI is a …

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Trinity and RCSI develop new scanning technique

Nanoagents allow for high resolution images of bones without using x-rays

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Scientists from Trinity and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have created a new scanning technique that produces high resolution 3D images of bones without exposing the patient to x-ray radiation. Led by Thorri Gunnlaugsson a professor in …

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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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HFEA granted permission to genetically modify human embryos in the UK

Turlough discusses the possible research outcomes carried out by the pioneering developmental biologist Dr. Kathy Niakan.

Last week, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London received the go-ahead to edit the genomes of human embryos from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). It didn’t take long for other scientists to begin issuing statements about

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