Scientists in Cork Discover Aspirin-Ulcer Cure

A new study followed out by APC Microbiome Ireland in Cork has shown that bifidobacteria, which is found in the guts of newborns, can prevent and heal ulcers caused by the painkiller aspirin, despite declining as age occurs. This is a continuation of a previous study, which found the same bacteria could be found to produce a protective…

Tyre Safety Day: Is it time to ‘get a grip’?

Motorists were urged by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to check their tyres as part of ‘tyre safety day’, which took place on Wednesday 9 th October as part of Irish Road Safety Week. The reminder came from the collaboration with the RSA, An Garda Siochána and the Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA). Motorists can call in to…

€10 million given to UCC for vegan food research

Between the European Commission (€8.2m) and its industry partners (€1.4m), UCC has been granted €9.6 million for research to investigate the use of by-products from crops such as grain, barley and wheat, which are often left wasted after the production of foods like pasta, bread, and beer. They plan to re-use these by-products for the creation of new…

“City in a Garden”

Last summer I was extremely lucky to be accepted onto a 5-week study abroad course in Singapore. The exact, rather long-winded title of the course (for those of you who might be interested next summer) is…deep breath…’Science Biodiversity Summer Study Abroad Programme, National University of Singapore’. This was my first time ever in Asia and wow, what an amazing…

America’s Democracy Problem

We’re often told, mainly by American politicians, that America is the greatest democracy in the world. It’s very easy to see why they think that. Aside from their narcissism, the US is, in fact, a fantastic county. The individual rights afforded to its citizens are second to none, and the American people have been great…

Ireland’s Relationship with Antidepressants

On March 6th, RTÉ published an investigative piece detailing the exponential rise in the percentage of the population that is prescribed antidepressant medication. Conn Corrigan reported that from 2012 to 2017, the prescription of dosages rose by 28% with a yearly average of 31,000. Deriving information from a 2016 study by the Institute for Health…