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.
The immunologists expect Santa to have lots of helper T cells that drive his immune system to make lots of ‘Santibodies’, which bind on to viruses and prevent them from causing infection.
Professor Ian Robertson, Co-Director of the Global Brain Health Institute encourages us to re-engage with a slower rhythm to take care of our mental well-being this Christmas.