Maynooth University team plays key role in vaccine development for whooping cough.
Approximately two billion years ago, two single cell biological organisms – prokaryotes - neither of which had a true nucleus, fused together to create a new entity. This remarkable event appears to have happened only once.
Mathematician Dr Ken Duffy, from the Hamilton Institute at Maynooth University, has helped crack complex codes about our immune system which may ultimately lead to better treatments for Crohn’s, coeliac disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
A research team led by Professor Paul Moynagh has discovered a crucial role for a protein, Pellino3, in controlling unwanted inflammation in the intestine and therefore protecting against the development of Crohn’s disease.