Spotlight on Research

How patents will affect pandemic vaccines and treatments

Patents can have many unforeseen consequences for the provision of urgent medicines and tests needed to fight Covid-19, writes Dr Aisling McMahon, Department of Law

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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We're all Big Brother now

From  dashcams to running apps, surveillance has been inadvertently privatised by the collective actions of individuals, writes Dr David Cowan, Department of Law

Monday, 29 June 2020

Unlocking the mysteries of the SARS-CoV-2 sugary-coated glycan shield

High performance computing has unveiled the atomic structure of the coronavirus’s spike protein, and crucially, its strengths and weaknesses, writes Dr Elisa Fadda, Department of Chemistry and Hamilton Institute

Thursday, 18 June 2020

The difference between feelings and beliefs around the pandemic

If we want to understand the populace, we need to concentrate on the feelings around the crisis and not the so-called beliefs, writes Prof Mary Corcoran, Department of Sociology

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

A view of a green space in the Phoenix Park

2020: the driest spring at Phoenix Park in Dublin since records began in 1837

A global pandemic means water has taken on a new public health importance and created new vulnerabilities, write Dr Simon Noone, Dr Conor Murphy and Csaba Horvath of ICARUS and the Department of Geography

Friday, 05 June 2020

Ten Steps on a High Road Covid Era Back to Work Strategy

We need to avoid returning to a ‘normal’ that did not work for many people, writes Dr Mary Murphy, Department of Sociology

Friday, 29 May 2020

What's the psychological impact of pandemic-related unemployment?

The economic collapse has sparked widespread distress, writes Dr Nuala Whelan, Department of Sociology

Monday, 25 May 2020

The Ongoing Search for a Cure for Asthma

With asthma sufferers identified as at-risk during the Covid-19 crisis, research on how lung cells respond when they meet an asthmatic trigger is especially important, writes Hazel Dunbar, Department of Biology

Thursday, 21 May 2020

What death notices tell us about the coronavirus across Ireland

A record numbers of death notices were posted to the website in April 2020 for many counties, writes Dr Gerard McCarthy, of the Department of Geography and Dr Pádraig MacCarron, University of Limerick

Monday, 11 May 2020

Are social bonds an option for Ireland's coronavirus recovery?

Social bonds could help to provide much needed capital to fund responses to the crisis, writes Dr Edana Richardson and Dr Aisling McMahon in the Department of Law

Wednesday, 06 May 2020