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Trinity Researchers Harness New Technology to Find Improved ways of Understanding MND

Researchers combine EEG and MRI to monitor brain changes.   Our brains function by electrical and chemical signalling. Recording brain wave patterns can be very helpful in conditions like epilepsy, but the potential of this inexpensive and easily applied technology has not been fully recognised.Researchers in the Academic Unit of Neurology at Trinity College Dublin have been […]

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Trinity Student Announced as Winner of Financial Times ‘The Future of Europe Project’

Marie Sophie Hingst, a PhD candidate at the School of Histories and Humanities and a graduate fellow at the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute from 2015 to 2017 has been chosen as the winner from Trinity College in the Financial Times competition ‘The Future of Europe Project’.   Hingst wrote her […]

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Team of Irish Medical Students Win European ‘Move Neurology’ Contest

By June Shannon   University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin students won the inaugural competition A team of medical students from University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin were champions at recent inaugural ‘Move Neurology’ competition at the famous Pitiè-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris — the birthplace of modern day neurology. Prof Emmanuel Flamand-Roze, who […]

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Irish Scientists Identify Genetic Factor in Schizophrenia Diagnosis

Researchers from the Smurfit Institute of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin and the Department of Psychiatry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland have identified a genetic factor which contributes to the development of schizophrenia. In conjunction with scientists at Cardiff University, Stanford University, Stanley Medical Research Institute and Duke University, the Irish team established […]

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TCD scientists discover how ‘natural killer’ cells target cancer

Findings may explain why people with obesity have impaired capacity to fight disease Kevin O’Sullivan   Scientists at Trinity College, Dublin have worked out how a biological engine that powers cancer-killing cells functions. Crucially, their research highlights how that engine is fuelled and confirms the presence of cholesterol-like molecules act as a “cut-off” switch, making […]

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Founder of Wikipedia to headline event at Trinity College Dublin

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is set to take part in a talk at Trinity College Dublin next October. The Alabama native, who previously ranked as one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people is set to discuss the fight against fake news, the launch of his recent news website WikiTRIBUNE, and how threats to online knowledge-sharing […]

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Trinity College Dublin Scientists Make Significant Breakthrough For Allergic Conditions

Researchers at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland have made a significant breakthrough in the treatment of allergic conditions, such as asthma and eczema. The team, led by Science Foundation Ireland Stokes Professor of Translational Immunology, Padraic Fallon, of the School of Medicine in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, demonstrated that a molecule, referred to as PD-L1, functions […]

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World’s biggest climate innovation summer school comes to Trinity

ourney, the world’s biggest climate innovation summer school, comes to Trinity College Dublin this week. The EU-funded climate innovation summer school is run by Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest climate innovation agency. The 2017 Journey programme enables over 320 students and professionals from all over the world to travel to some of the best universities in Europe. For the first […]

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Trinity Scientists unearth cell ‘checkpoint’ that stops allergic diseases

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the regulation of immune cells that play a pivotal role in allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema. They have identified a ‘checkpoint’ manned by these immune cells that, if barred, can halt the development of the lung inflammation associated with allergies. The […]

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Researchers uncover new treatment options for common debilitating skin disease

Researchers focusing on the common debilitating skin disease Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), which causes deep, painful lesions and leads to a poor quality of life have isolated new treatment options after performing a comparative analysis that showed which cells were active – and responsive to medication — in those living with HS. HS is thought to be […]

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At TCD, Viewing protein folding helps scientists home in on neurodegenerative disease

A team of international researchers led by Professor in Physics at Trinity, Martin Hegner, an Investigator in CRANN, has for the first time observed how proteins fold while being produced in real time. The work has significant implications for understanding protein synthesis generally, and particularly in neurogenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The team’s findings have just […]

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Trinity Scientists discover shared genetic origin for MND and schizophrenia

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shown for the first time that Motor Neurone Disease (MND) — also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) — and schizophrenia have a shared genetic origin, indicating that the causes of these diverse conditions are biologically linked. The work has just been published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications. By analysing […]

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