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TCD – New discovery to prevent infections spreading on medical devices

Microbiologists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered how to prevent bacteria from growing on medical devices such as hip replacements and heart valves that are implanted in the human body. Their discovery is a step towards developing new preventative strategies that could have a direct impact on the recovery of patients in the immediate aftermath of a surgical […]

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TCD geneticists in breakthrough on autism and epilepsy

Move could open up new treatment options for difficult to treat conditions By Dick Ahlstrom Professor in genetics and head of department Aoife McLysaght led the research which focused on neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, developmental delay, schizophrenia and intellectual disability. It involved a novel new way to look at disease-related DNA not by studying the […]

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Students from Trinity recognized by ‘Junior Nobel Prize’

The Undergraduate Awards (UA) gathered 150 of the world’s top undergraduate students in Dublin for the 2016 UA Global Summit in Dublin, including seven students from Trinity College Dublin. Cited as the ultimate champion of high-potential undergraduates, and often referred to as a “junior Nobel Prize”, The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest international academic […]

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Trinity researchers win Royal Society University Research Fellowships

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have won three of the five prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowships awarded in Ireland this year. The University Research Fellowship programme, which is co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland, aims to provide outstanding early career scientists, who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen fields, with the opportunity […]

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Trinity divests from fossil fuels as part of global campaign

Trinity answers the call of Student Campaign ‘Fossil Free TCD’ and becomes first university in Ireland to pull investment in fossil fuels Trinity College Dublin has decided to sell off all of its investments in companies whose primary business is in the extraction of fossil fuels. It is the first university on the island of […]

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US Department of Health funds five research projects at TCD

The US Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has awarded Trinity researchers significant funding to pursue five ground-breaking research projects in a number of fields related to human health, including neuroscience, psychiatric illness and pulmonary disease. Professor of Psychiatry, Michael Gill, and Professor in Psychiatry, Aiden Corvin, were successful as partners funded by the […]

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International employers view Trinity graduates among the elite

Graduates from Trinity College Dublin are among the most employable in the world, according to the 2016 Global Employability University Rankings. Trinity is the only Irish university to appear in the rankings, where it sits at number 134. This unique ranking was provided by 1) surveying a panel made up of recruiters from 20 countries, who were at […]

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New genes from scratch – Trinity geneticist discusses the evolution of DNA

Professor in Genetics at Trinity, Aoife McLysaght, explained how new genes evolve and how they sometimes become essential as she addressed a packed audience while delivering the 2016 JBS Haldane Lecture at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London. The DNA in every living cell, including all of those in our bodies, has been passed […]

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TCD Immunologists Unearth Key Piece of MRSA Vaccine Puzzle

Immunologists from Trinity College Dublin have unearthed a key piece of the MRSA vaccine puzzle by identifying specific ‘helper’ cells whose role in the immune response is critical in affecting infection outcomes. The immunologists were able to develop a model vaccine, which targeted these ‘T-helper type 1’ cells, and then showed experimentally that its use […]

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TCD Scientists to study the link between illness, brain dysfunction and dementia

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin will study the interaction between acute illness and brain dysfunction after they were awarded significant funding – a projected $1.2 million over five years — from the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Assistant Professor in Neuroscience in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity, Colm Cunningham, will […]

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Trinity and St James’s Hospital announce plans for new cancer institute

Ireland’s first cancer centre to set gold standard in cancer patient care The intention to develop a new cancer institute was jointly announced by Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital at the launch of Cancer Week today. The first of its kind in Ireland, the new cancer institute will set a new standard for cancer […]

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Trinity College Dublin Welcomes US First Lady, Michelle Obama and Daughters for Visit

  Trinity College Dublin welcomed US First Lady,  Michelle Obama and her two daughters, Sasha and Malia to visit the Old Library today. The leading Irish university was the first visit as part of their itinerary in Ireland. Welcoming the Obamas, Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast said: “We are delighted to welcome  the US First Lady […]

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