Psychology - Circadian Clock - Maynooth University

Using body clock improves patient outcomes for rheumatoid arthritis

The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis can be enhanced by tailoring patients’ treatment to their circadian rhythm, commonly referred to as the body clock. A team of scientists from Maynooth, Berlin, Vienna and Basel have found evidence that co-ordinating the time of treatment with the timing of disease symptoms can increase the effectiveness of such treatments, reducing joint pain and stiffness for patients.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Rob Kitchin DCC News Item

Cluster News: Professor Rob Kitchin Receives AAG Media Achievement Award

Congratulations to Professor Rob Kitchin on his achievement at the AAG 2015, Chicago.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Making Tougher Protein Hydrogels

Recent research by Alice Blumlein and Jennifer McManus in the department of chemistry has been featured on the front cover of the most recent issue of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Friday, 24 April 2015

How Others Deal With Disorder

Daniel Keohane, a friend of the Kennedy institute and Research Director at FRIDA, has co-edited an interesting book with Giovanni Grevi, looking at the challenges for European foreign policy in the coming twelve months.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Promoting and Progressing the Rights of Persons from Minority Groups

The Department of Law recently co-hosted an event with the Department of Applied Social Studies on the rights of minority groups.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Media Studies - Animal Turns - Maynooth University

Instinct or Method Acting?: The human fascination with animal performance

At a seminar exploring the role of animals on stage and screen, Professor Maria Pramagiorrie outlines how Brony fandom — which also includes women — is a complicated and multi-dimensional phenomenon that demands careful and nuanced discussion.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Nirsa - URBACT Irish Social Sciences Platform - Maynooth University

Urbact's First Call for Proposals to Create Action Planning Networks

The first call for proposals under URBACT III for Action Planning Networks for 2014–2020 is now open. Deadline for online submission of applications: 16th June 2015.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Law - Eva Barrett - Maynooth University

Eva Barrett to Chair Panel at UCC Conference for Environmental Professionals

Law Lecturer Eva Barrett to chair UCC’s 13th Annual Conference for Environmental Professionals' ‘Informed Decision-Making for Environmental Law, Policy and Regulation’ Planning Law Panel.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Annual Commercialisation Award

Dr Shirley O'Dea, Maynooth University Biology Department and Avectas Limited, receiving the Annual Commercialisation Award from Professor Bernard Mahon, VP for Research

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

New research examines motivation behind water protests

New research conducted by Dr Rory Hearne of the Maynooth University Department of Geography has found that the recent water protests were motivated by a range of factors, aside from water charges.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015