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

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

Litany of undiagnosed, under-reported and untreated health problems for mothers

 

November 2016

 

The interim findings of MAMMI, an Irish longitudinal study on the health of first-time mothers, revealed a litany of hidden health problems affecting every aspect of mother’s lives.

 

Extensive coverage included pieces in/on:

 

Irish Times 

Irish Independent, article 2, article 3 and article 4 

Irish Examiner, article 2 

Breaking News Ireland 

Irish Medical Times 

Newstalk Breakfast and Moncrieff Show

Today FM

Parent Herald US

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