European Researchers’ Night
EU Researchers’ Nights are public events committed to bringing researchers closer to the public. They highlight the diversity of research and show the impact of research on our daily lives. The aim is to encourage young people to embark on research careers. The events support how researchers contribute to our society by demonstrating their work in an engaging and interactive forum.
From 2018-2019, 55 projects have been completed in 371 cities across Europe and beyond. During the 2018 Night, around 1.5 million visitors attended! This year’s calls to submit proposals has finished. The 2019 event took place on Friday 27 September.
The call for the 2020 edition of the European Researchers’ Night will be announced on 8 October 2019. The last date for accepting applications will be 9 January 2020.…
Human beings often face many health challenges in old age, but new research can give insight about staying healthy in old age. Researchers at the University College Dublin have conducted a study with the aim of investigating why bats live longer compared to other mammals. How do these bats slow down ageing?
The researchers hope to use their study in the long term to help create knowledge about how humans too can slow down the ageing process. If ever this can be possible, human life can be extended since people will be capable of living healthy lifestyles despite old age. The scientists back their claim from the findings of their study involving bats.
Naturally, the health conditions of senior people significantly differ from individuals who are still young. As age takes a toll on human life, individual cells within the body eventually die, and the health of that person also deteriorates. Ultimately, death visits older people since their bodies cannot continue renewing themselves like people who are still young.…
Molecular Medicine Ireland provides support and guidance across the Irish biomedical research industry. This is all possible thanks to links with the NUI Galway, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Then there are the partnerships with Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, and University College Dublin.
The impact of Molecular Medicine Ireland is on the work achieved with other institutions across the country. These collaborations work to improve the research and development of important projects.
In some cases, these projects are bold approaches to patient care and cancer treatment. In others, they are more subtle changes to improve industry standards and the reputation of Ireland more generally.…
Many young people in Ireland won’t want to talk about STIs and other sexual health issues.
Some will be too embarrassed by the idea of talking about sexual activity and potential problems. Others will face discrimination over their actions. This leads to an at-risk group in need of better STI testing and education.
There is an apparent problem with STIs in Ireland. Gonorrhea has increased by 52%, 4,100 of over 8,500 cases in 2016 were for Chlamydia. Male cases on the rise, particularly with Gonorrhea. This all highlights the importance of strong, reliable STI testing in the country.