Humans continue to evolve with the emergence of new genes
Modern humans evolutionarily split from our chimpanzee ancestors nearly 7 million years ago, yet we are continuing to evolve – with new analyses conducted by scientists from Trinity highlighting that two new human-specific “microgenes” have arisen from scratch.
20 Dec 2022
Immune surprise: unexpected function for recently evolved alarm molecule in driving inflammation
Scientists from Trinity have made an important breakthrough in understanding how inflammation is regulated. They have just discovered that a key immune alarm protein previously believed to calm down the immune response actually does the opposite.
16 Dec 2022
Voices of young children ‘starkly absent’ from Ireland’s family law system
The new report is the first study to present qualitative evidence on how contact arrangements for children of separated and divorced parents are currently being managed in Irish family law cases.
13 Dec 2022
Establishing the National Irish COVID-19 Biobank (NICB) as an important piece of biobanking infrastructure
The launch of the operational phase of the National Irish Covid-19 Biobank (NICB) marks an important advance in national research structures that ensures Ireland retains a competitive research presence in international pandemic response and is part of future preparedness.
12 Dec 2022
TCAID celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The celebration with Provost Linda Doyle at the weekend highlighted the abilities of people with an intellectual disability and the value and benefits of inclusion – in particular, in the workplace.
9 Dec 2022
Trinity joins worldwide Nature Positive Universities Alliance committed to reversing biodiversity decline
Through the Alliance, 111 Universities, including Trinity, have taken an official pledge and begun assessing their environmental impact, in order to make tailored actions to improve their ecological footprint on our planet.
8 Dec 2022
Professor Luke O’Neill appointed to ERC Scientific Council
Composed of 22 distinguished researchers representing the European scientific community, the Council is the independent governing body of the European Research Council (ERC). Its main role is setting the ERC strategy and selecting the peer review evaluators.
8 Dec 2022
Ancient amphibians had their bones cooked
Scientists have solved a decades-long mystery as to why ancient tetrapods – amphibian-like creatures that lived over 300 million years ago – preserved in one of Ireland’s most important fossil sites seemingly had their bones cooked after they died.
7 Dec 2022
Five students receive first Three Ireland Connect to STEM scholarships for women
Administered by the Faculty of STEM and Trinity Access and worth €20,000 each over a four-year undergraduate degree programme, the scholarship scheme to benefit 25 students in total aims to attract women from Ireland to study STEM subjects at Trinity.
6 Dec 2022
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Genetic causes of bone tumours discovered in 1,000-year-old Irish skeletons
Two men buried long ago in a medieval graveyard in Co. Donegal had a genetic condition called Multiple Osteochondromas, which causes benign bone tumours. One of the disease mutations is a new discovery, so this is the first time such information has been unlocked from ancient genomic data.
5 Dec 2022