• 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

  • Ancient meteorite impact sparked long-lived volcanic eruptions on Earth

    May 2017

    Meteorite impacts can produce more than craters on the Earth – they can also spark volcanic activity that shapes its surface and climate by bringing up material from depth. That is the headline finding of an international team, led by geochemists from Trinity College Dublin, who discovered that large impacts can be followed by intense, long-lived, and explosive volcanic eruptions.

    Extensive international media coverage included articles in:

    The Times 

    IFL Science

    Mail on Sunday

    International Business Times 

    Business Standard

    Zee News India 

    The Indian Express 

    Space Daily

  • Only one in 10 adults in Ireland rely on public transport — TILDA report

    April 2017

    A new report launched by TILDA at Trinity College Dublin and supported by the Road Safety Authority shows that most older adults rely on cars for transport, as opposed to public transport. It details major differences in the use of public transport between Dublin residents and those living in rural Ireland and reports a serious level of dissatisfaction with rural public transport amongst the over 50s living outside Dublin.

    Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

    Irish Times

    Irish Independent 

    RTE Online

    Belfast Telegraph 

    Irish Mirror 

    Irish Examiner 

    The Journal

    Breaking News Ireland

  • New TILDA report assesses how people age in Ireland

     

    March 2017

     

    The third major report by the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin was published today. This report presents findings from Wave 3 of TILDA, which impact on the health and well-being of Ireland’s adult population aged 54 years and over and maps changes that have occurred since the first wave of TILDA data collection in 2010. 

     

    Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

     

    Irish Times 

    Irish Independent 

    Irish Examiner 

    Irish Health 

    RTE Online 

    RTE News at One

    RTE Sean O'Rourke

  • Researchers pinpoint watery past on Mars

     

    February 2017

     

    Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered a patch of land in an ancient valley on Mars that appears to have held water in the not-too-distant past. In doing so, they have pinpointed a prime target to begin searching for past life forms on the Red Planet.

     

    Extensive media coverage (over 100 articles worldwide) included pieces in/on:

     

    Daily Mail

    South Asian Times 

    The Odisha Sun Times

    The Indian Express 

    Iran Daily

    Factor Tech

    The Financial Express

    Business Standard 

    Irish Times

    Newstalk 

    Silicon Republic

    NDTV 

    Science World Report 

    Nature World News

  • Goldilocks genes hold clues to a plethora of diseases

     

    February 2017

     

    Geneticists from Trinity College Dublin have used our evolutionary history to shine light on a plethora of neurodevelopmental disorders and diseases. Their findings isolate a relatively short list of genes as candidates for many diverse conditions including autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, ADHD, intellectual disability, developmental delay, and epilepsy.

     

    Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

     

    Irish Times

    Irish Examiner

    Silicon Republic

    The Journal

    Bioscience Technology Online

    Science Mag

    Science Daily

    Medical Xpress

  • Scientists discover key role of ‘protector’ molecule that fights the common flu

     

    January 2017

     

    Scientists have discovered that a biological molecule important in cell growth (STAT3) is also critical in protecting us against infection – so much so that we would be unable to fight the common flu virus without it.

     

    Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

    Irish Times

    Irish Examiner

    The Journal

    RTE

    Newstalk

    Science Daily

    Medical Xpress

    Health Medicine Net

  • Scientists Sequence First Ancient Irish Human Genomes

     

    December 2015

     

    A team of geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen’s University Belfast has sequenced the first genomes from ancient Irish humans, and the information buried within is already answering pivotal questions about the origins of Ireland’s people and their culture. Read more here and watch a video here.

     

    The team sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman, who lived near Belfast some 5,200 years ago, and those of three men from a later period, around 4,000 years ago in the Bronze Age, after the introduction of metalworking.

     

    Extensive international media coverage included:

     

    Washington Post

    Boston Globe

    International Business Times

    Deutsche Welle

    The Telegraph

    The Guardian

    Lonely Planet

    Irish Independent

    The Journal

    BBC News

    Irish Times

     

  • Solving a putrid camel-pee riddle may aid millions affected by sleeping sickness

     

    November 2016

     

    Biochemists from Trinity College Dublin have solved an old mystery as to the cause of especially smelly camel urine, with implications for the millions of people affected by African parasites called trypanosomes. These parasites frequently cause fatalities via sleeping sickness.

     

    Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

     

    RTE 

    Science Mag 

    International Business Times 

    Science Explorer 

    Eurasia Review 

    Phys.org 

    Irish Tech News 

    World News Network 

    Daily News and Analysis India 

    New Kerala