Nobel Prize-winners discuss the future of biology at Trinity

September 2018

Five Nobel Prize-winners and some of the world’s most brilliant science minds spoke at the Schrödinger at 75 – the Future of Biology meeting, organised by Trinity College Dublin. This stellar international meeting took its inspiration from an iconic moment in history that changed the course of science when Erwin Schrödinger delivered his paradigm-shifting What is Life? lectures in Trinity in 1943.

Extensive international media coverage included pieces in/on:

BBC Inside Science 

RTE Six One News, and One News 

RTE Morning Ireland

Nature

New Scientist

Future Zone and Der Standard Austria

Irish Times, and 10 more presentation summary articles (e.g. this and this)

University Times

Trinity News

 

New research shows why babies need to move in the womb

March 2018

Scientists have just discovered why babies need to move in the womb to develop strong bones and joints. It turns out there are some key molecular interactions that are stimulated by movement and which guide the cells and tissues of the embryo to build a functionally robust yet malleable skeleton.

Extensive international media included pieces in/on:

Huffington Post

IFL Science

RTE

Irish Times

Irish Examiner

Radio Sarajevo

Inverse

MSN

The Hindu

Iran Daily

Beyond 2022 project to recreate public record office destroyed in 1922 fire

February 2018

A ground-breaking project to digitally recreate the building and contents of the Public Record Office of Ireland, destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the outset of the Irish Civil War, has been announced by Trinity College Dublin today, February 8th, 2018.

Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

Morning Ireland, RTE

RTE One O’Clock News 

RTE Six One News

TV3 News @7, News @ 5, News @ 10

RTE.ie

BBC.co.uk

IrishTimes.com

Siliconrepublic.com

IrishCentral.com

TheJournal.ie

TechCentral.ie

Trinity engineers unveil Ireland’s first prototype robot for assisted care

November 2017

Robotics engineers from Trinity today unveiled the first prototype robot designed to work in assisted care facilities and help the elderly and people living with disability in Ireland.

Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

Irish Times

The Times

Irish Examiner

Irish Mirror

RTE.ie

RTE Six One News

RTE Radio One Drivetime

Silicon Republic 1 and 2

98 FM

Newstalk

Tech Central

The Journal

The Conversation

Launch of first major Irish exhibition on Oscar Wilde

October 2017

The first major Irish exhibition on Oscar Wilde was launched in Trinity’s Long Room. Featuring letters, photographs, theatre programmes, books and memorabilia, the exhibition maps out the Anglo-Irish playwright’s meteoric rise to fame and also his dramatic fall from grace.

Extensive media included pieces in/on:

Today with Sean O’Rourke, RTE Radio 1

Blas, BBC Ulster

Irish Independent

Irish Times

Irish Times, Picture of the Day

Irish Sun

Irish Examiner

IrishCentral.com

RTE Culture

Scientists identify new mechanism for the development of schizophrenia

October 2017

Scientists from Trinity and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have discovered that abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain may play a major role in the development of schizophrenia. Read more here.

Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

Irish Times

Irish Independent

Irish Examiner

Irish Health

Science Daily

RTE.ie

UPI

Medical Xpress

Health Canal

Science Magazine

How healthy is your bike commute in Dublin?

June 2017

Switching from driving to a cycling commute helps Dublin city dwellers improve their physical health and mental wellbeing. However, the overall positive health benefits of cycling to the local population may mask some potential negative health impacts to individual cyclists, according to a new study involving researchers from Trinity College Dublin.

Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

Irish Times

Irish Independent 

The Journal 

Dublin Live 

Medical Xpress

Irish Daily Star

The Times

98 FM

Newstalk Drive

Trinity unveils precious Irish manuscripts from the Dark Ages

June 2017

Precious Irish manuscripts from the Dark Ages have been conserved by Trinity College Dublin following a three-year programme funded by Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s global Art Conservation project. The rarely seen manuscripts from early Christianity have been repaired, analysed and digitised and will now go on public display together for the first time, exhibiting the manuscripts’ magnificent artistry and ornamentation by Ireland’s earliest painters.

Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

Irish Times

RTE Six One News

RTE Special Report 

The Times

The Journal

Up to 460,000 people at risk from unsafe radon exposure in Ireland

May 2017

Around 10% of Ireland’s population is exposed to radon levels that exceed the referenced safe level according to a new ‘risk map’ produced from indoor radon concentration measurements and relevant geological information. Approximately 460,000 individuals may currently be at risk according to researchers from Trinity, who led the work.

Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

Irish Times 

Irish Examiner

Irish Health

The Journal 

Daily Mirror

Medical Independent

Yogurt consumption in older Irish adults linked with better bone health

May 2017

The largest observational study to date of dairy intakes and bone and frailty measurements in older adults has found that increased yogurt consumption was associated with a higher hip bone density and a significantly reduced risk of osteoporosis in older women and men on the island of Ireland, after taking into account traditional risk factors.

Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

Irish Independent 

RTE Online

Silicon Republic

Daily Mirror

Daily Express 

RTE Six One News  

Medical Xpress 

Odisha Sun Times 

Business Standard

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