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A €100 Million Investment Announced for Trinity College Dublin

By Rudy Kinsella Trinity College Dublin have that they have received an investment that will cost up to €100 million, which will be paid back over 30 years. The investment will go into developments focusing on teaching and research facilities, as well as student accommodation on campus over the next two years. The news was announced […]

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New Report Will Shape the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland

A new report, ““Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland” was launched by Minister Finian McGrath TD., on September 19th 2018. The Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) report is sponsored by HSE Disability Services and the HSE Office of Nursing & Midwifery Services Division (ONMSD) in partnership with Professor Mary McCarron and her team […]

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TCD Top for Producing Entrepreneurs, Study Finds

University ranked first in Europe for entrepreneurs for fourth year in succession Charlie Taylor for The Irish Times Trinity College Dublin continues to produce more entrepreneurs than any other university in Europe, according to new independent research. A report conducted by research firm Pitchbook shows Trinity produced 232 entrepreneurs and 212 companies, which collectively raised $2.32 billion (€2 […]

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Fear of Litigation is a Key Factor in Decision to Perform C-sections

Study describing views of 9,008 clinicians offers insight into factors influencing rising rate of C-sections Fear of litigation and perceived safety concerns and are among the key factors influencing the decision to perform a caesarean section, according to a major international literature review conducted by researchers at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin. […]

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Measure of Belly Fat in Older Adults is Linked with Cognitive Impairment

A new study using data from the Trinity Ulster Department of Agriculture (TUDA) ageing cohort study comprising over 5,000 individuals has found that a measure of belly fat (waist:hip ratio) was associated with reduced cognitive function in older Irish adults (>60 years of age). These findings have significant implications as the global prevalence of dementia […]

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Nano-Tech Diagnostic can Indicate Cancer or Thrombotic Risk in One Drop of Blood

A team of international researchers led by Professor Martin Hegner, Investigator in CRANN and Trinity’s School of Physics, have developed an automated diagnostic platform that can quantify bleeding – and thrombotic risks – in a single drop of blood, within seconds. The researchers exploited micro-resonators for real-time measurements of the evolving strength of the blood plasma clot. […]

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Trinity Neuroscientist Becomes Ireland’s First FENS Kavli Scholar

Assistant Professor in Trinity’s School of Biochemistry and Immunology, and the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Tomás Ryan, has been selected as Ireland’s first FENS Kavli Scholar. He joins a network of 30 outstanding early- to mid-career European neuroscientists with the aim of improving neuroscience through scientific exchange, providing opportunities for young scientists, and facilitating […]

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Six Irish Universities Win Research Innovation Awards

DCU, Trinity, DIT, University of Limerick, UCD, and College of Surgeons make impact at Knowledge Transfer Ireland awards Six innovation projects from Ireland’s research and technology sectors won prizes at the annual Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Awards in Dublin on Thursday. University College Dublin was awarded the “Collaborative Research” award for its work with […]

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Trinity College Dublin to Become Disposable Plastic Free Zone

Trinity College has announced its campus is to become a disposable plastic free zone in the next two years. The university is to phase out disposable plastic containers and utensils. It has asked its students to decide which items to start with, by voting in an online poll. Among the options are to replace disposable glasses […]

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Trinity to Enjoy Share of €2.2 Billion Government Fund

€2.2 billion will be split between Ireland’s seven universities for infrastructure projects. Trinity is one of seven higher education institutions that will receive part of a €2.2 billion fund, announced today as part of the government’s National Development Plan 2018 to 2027. In addition to this, the government has also committed to continued investment in […]

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TCD Listed as one of Five Most Beautiful Universities in the World

You wouldn’t want to skip a class in these breathtakingly beautiful schools By Sophia Lam Schools are probably the last place that come to mind when you’re planning for an escape – especially if they are what you’re escaping from in the first place – but these postcard-like campuses will make you wish you were […]

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Researchers in Ireland Report – Autoimmune Disease Impacted by Circadian Rhythms

Researchers in Ireland report that immune responses and regulation of autoimmunity are affected by the time of the day when the immune response is activated. Understanding the effect of the interplay between 24-hour day–night cycles and the immune system may help inform drug-targeting strategies to alleviate autoimmune disease, say the scientists who published their study (“Loss of […]

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