Trinity researchers contribute to diabetes breakthrough

The discovery was made by a team led by Dr John Stephens of Maynooth University and including researchers from a number of Irish third-level institutions.


Researchers from a number of Irish third-level institutions, including Trinity College Dublin, collaborated in the discovery of a series of new compounds whose anti-diabetic effects mimic those of exercise, marking a significant breakthrough in diabetes research.

The new findings are

The 5 on Friday: party debates, MBAs, College admin failures and gladiator skeletons

Five of this week’s top news stories delivered in clickable, bite-sized chunks

Taxation reform and government corruption among main topics discussed at Hist Party Debate

The debate was panelled by five representatives out of the 16 parties running in this year’s general election:  Alex White, Lucinda Creighton, Alan Farrell, Glenna Lynch and …


Ancient British “gladiator” genomes sequenced by Trinity scientists

Genome sequencing in Trinity has cast light on the origins of a set of Roman-age decapitated bodies, found in York.


Scientists from Trinity have sequenced the genomes of a set of individuals discovered in York, England revealing their origins. Archaeological evidence from the skeleton has led the scientists to speculate that the individuals may have been gladiators, soldiers or criminals …


Trinity projects secure over €10 million from Science Foundation Ireland

Five projects were funded in Trinity for equipment and facilities

SCITECHFive projects in Trinity College Dublin were awarded funding today as part of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Infrastructure Awards. The five projects which span three different sectors were awarded an accumulative €10 million in funding.

The projects funded …


Science of anxiety

In January many senior freshman students will sit the annual Foundation Scholarship examinations. Una Harty talks about the science of anxiety and ways of reducing it to help all those sitting exams do the best they can.


Trinity College Dublin offers its senior freshman students a once in a lifetime opportunity; the chance to have all of your tuition paid for five years regardless of your economic background. Other perks of the scholarship include residential rooms free


Bone conducting earphones

With Christmas around the corner, Conor O’Mara describes one of the coolest gadgets all SciTech nerds dream about finding under the Christmas tree.


With Christmas nearly upon us, I decided to take a look into the science behind one of the coolest tech products available for the upcoming festive season, bone conduction headphones. These are not your traditional headphones. They aren’t buds that


City of Physics initiative brings physics into Dublin streets

Katarzyna Siewierska interviews Dr Shane Bergin and discussed the impact of City of Physics, the TCD-UCD initiative that brought physics to the general public in the Dublin City.


In the new government science strategy 2.5% of the GNP by 2020 will be invested into research. Also the government will consider Ireland becoming a member of CERN and ESO. This plan is a big step forward for Irish science.


Trinity receives Athena SWAN Awards

Trinity is one of only two universities in Ireland to achieve the award, the second one being the University of Limerick.


On December 10, Trinity College Dublin received the bronze institutional Athena SWAN award for advancing gender equality. Three of its schools, Physics, Chemistry and Natural Sciences, also received bronze awards.

The awards were presented at a special ceremony in the


The future of contraception

Una Harty outlines the past, present and future of contraception in our society.


The world’s population growth rate peaked in 1962 and 1963 at 2.2% per annum. Since then it hasn’t returned to its former glory. It’s all boils down to a single factor: the introduction of the infamous contraceptive pill three years


Orthorexia and athletes: an area for concern

Orthorexia, an obsessive concern with healthy eating, has yet to be officially recognised as an eating disorder.


When one thinks of eating disorders, one automatically thinks of anorexia nervosa, the most spoken-about eating disorder. With anorexia, the scars of the disorder are borne physically. It is clear that the person is underweight. However, there also exist other …

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