“Getting certified is a great feather in the cap of any laboratory, but achieving Green certification shows the depth and breadth of dedication that the team have for minimising the environmental impacts of lab practices.”
The international reputation metric draws on THE’s annual Academic Reputation Survey, which asks leading scholars to name the world’s best universities for teaching and research in their field.
A new study from researchers at The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin has found strong links between low levels of folate (the natural form of the dietary supplement, folic acid) and accelerated cognitive decline.
Part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme, the two-day conference is exploring the context of the handover, the impression it made across the world, and the consequences it had for the emerging Irish State.
The scientists behind the new theory suggest that rather than being a bug, forgetting may be a functional feature of the brain, allowing it to interact dynamically with the environment to enhance decision-making.
The team of scientists behind the discovery say their findings underline the importance of conserving biodiversity, and top predators in particular.
The research, assessing COVID-19 antibodies before vaccination and at five weeks and six months after nursing home residents received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, provide strong support for the use of vaccine boosters in this cohort.
The scientists hope this discovery will help them one day better control the response to either boost it or calm it down as appropriate, and are currently assessing how the protein in question contributes to innate immune responses to COVID-19.
The College Health Service will operate a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centre in the Dining Hall, Front Square from Monday 10 January until Thursday 14 January 2022 for all Trinity students and staff.
Over the past 12 months our researchers have made some incredible contributions to their fields, and to society. In many cases their discoveries, innovations and added knowledge will pave the way to a more sustainable, safer, future. Here, we highlight 10 pieces of work that made waves in 2021.