Botanists at Trinity College Dublin have launched a database that documents significant ‘life events’ for nearly 600 plant species across the globe. Working with like-minded individuals across five continents the team has gathered data over a near 50-year span. At a time of climate change, the researchers hope their COMPADRE Plant Matrix database will … [Read more...] about Compadre Plant Matrix
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Gay Priest Comes Out Father Martin Dolan, a priest at the Church of St Nicholas of Myra in Francis Street in Dublin's city for 15 years, came out as gay to his parishioners during a Sunday Mass in early January while calling for same-sex marriage equality in advance of the country’s May referendum on the issue. He received a standing ovation from his parishioners. The Dublin … [Read more...] about News in Brief
Geologists from Trinity College Dublin have rewritten evolutionary history by finding that oxygen-producing life forms were present on Earth some three billion years ago – 60 million years earlier than previously thought.
Working with colleagues from the Presidency University in Kolkata, India, the geologists found evidence for chemical weathering of rocks leading to soil … [Read more...] about Trinity Geologists Rewrite
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A recent study published in the journal Nature has confirmed 108 locations within the human genome that are linked directly to schizophrenia, 83 of which were completely new discoveries. Aiden Corvin, professor of psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin’s school of medicine, was one of the lead authors of the study, which analyzed more than 80,000 genetic samples, including some … [Read more...] about TCD Researchers Help Make
An 18-month-long international study of a potential Alzheimer’s drug has begun, and Ireland is playing a big role. The project, coordinated by Brian Lawlor, Connolly Norman Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, is set to be one of the most intensive and significant studies in over a decade of Alzheimer’s treatment research. Professor Lawlor has worked on … [Read more...] about Dublin Researchers Lead Promising Alzheimer’s Study