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Cancer Week 2016 kicks off with optimistic outlook on new era in treating cancer

From training the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells, to robotic cancer surgery, the options for treating cancer are entering a new era. Cancer Week Ireland 2016 kicks off today with a conference at Trinity College Dublin to explore new frontiers in personalised cancer care. Scientists and clinicians will discuss the future of […]

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Scientists make major breakthrough in understanding inflammation

The action of cells that spark inflammation causes a ‘re-wiring’ of their mitochondria, which amplifies the inflammation response Targeting the cells responsible for the initial spark may keep the process under control and offer new treatment options for a host or inflammatory diseases   Scientists have made a major breakthrough in understanding the workings of […]

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Inside Trinity

The 19,985 people that work, live and study on campus are the primary focus of a new documentary  ‘Inside Trinity’. The four part series is a vibrant and breathing portrait of their lives – capturing the depth and breadth of human and educational experiences that happen within Trinity’s campus, extending from Front Arch on College Green […]

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US Vice President Joe Biden Receives Honorary Doctorate from Trinity College

US Vice President Joe Biden received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College Dublin today − his first such degree from a university outside the United States.   The Doctor in Laws recognises the Vice President’s contribution to world politics. In line with Trinity’s traditions, an oration was given in Latin honouring Vice President Biden. The ceremony […]

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TCD Physicists Discover a New Form of Light

Physicists from Trinity College Dublin’s School of Physics and the CRANN Institute, Trinity College, have discovered a new form of light, which will impact our understanding of the fundamental nature of light. One of the measurable characteristics of a beam of light is known as angular momentum. Until now, it was thought that in all […]

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Trinity Ranked in Top 25 Oldest Universities Globally

Trinity College Dublin has been ranked 21st in the world  in the just published Times Higher Education top list of 25  leading world universities over the age of 400. Trinity Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast says: “We have always been immensely proud of Trinity’s historical legacy. Our mission in delivering excellence in teaching and scholarship extends over […]

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Straight Outta Commons: Ice Cube waxes philosophical at Trinity

Gangsta rapper Ice Cube and comedian Kevin Hart honoured for outstanding contribution to acting Hugh Linehan for The Irish Times Ice Cube and Kevin Hart being presented with Trinity College’s Philosophical Society Medal, while also taking time out to talk about the Academy Awards. Video: Hugh Linehan   “Mind your own business and you’ll live […]

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New Longitudinal Report Shows the Challenging Reality of Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland

A new report launched this week by the Intellectual Disability Supplement to TILDA (The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing) conducted by academics from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, has highlighted the serious, complex and unique health and social challenges facing Ireland’s intellectual disability population.  For the first time in history, people in Ireland […]

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Trinity College Dublin’s MSc in Translational Oncology Wins Best New Course Award

The MSc in Translational Oncology, offered by Trinity College Dublin’s School of Medicine, was awarded Best New Course 2014 at the Grad Ireland Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards on April 30th. The Grad Ireland judges deemed the programme to have an “excellent mentoring structure, with a great balance between research and practice in a vital knowledge […]

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Trinity is Ranked Number One in Ireland by Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities

Trinity College Dublin has been ranked number one in Ireland in the recently published Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for 2014. It has moved to 151-200 in the world in 2014 compared with 201-250 in 2013, an increase of up to 50 places and the highest ever score of any Irish university in […]

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Trinity Scientists Make Major Breakthrough in Eye Disease Therapy

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made a major breakthrough with important implications for people affected by the eye disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which can cause central blindness in sufferers. The scientists found that a component of the immune system, ‘IL-18’, acts as a guardian of eyesight by suppressing the production of damaging blood […]

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