Spotlight on Research

How to turn up the LGBT voice in the workplace

When it comes to inclusion and diversity initiatives in the workplace, there are pros and cons to LGBT employee networks, writes Dr Marian Crowley-Henry, Maynooth University and Dr Ciarán McFadden, Edinburgh Napier University

Friday, 25 January 2019

Eva Perón

100 years of Eva Perón

Opinion: a century on from her birth, Evita's life and political legacy still exert a huge influence in her native Argentina By María Belén Rabadán Vega and Mirna Vohnsen, Maynooth University

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Revisionist accounts of Croatia’s Second World War history is a worrying development, writes Sven Milekic, a PhD history scholar.

Recent revisionist accounts of Croatia’s Second World War history is a worrying development in the country, according Sven Milekic, a PhD scholar in the Department of History, who is researching this period.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Immunohistochemistry for alpha-synuclein showing positive staining (brown) of an intraneural Lewy-body in the Substantia nigra in Parkinson's disease.

What occurs in the brain and body with Parkinson's Disease?

We may not fully understand what causes the Parkinson's puzzle, but we do know that there is loss of neurons throughout the brain. Dr Beverley Henley in the Human Health Institute at Maynooth University is exploring ways to better understand this disease.

Monday, 21 January 2019

​Can artificial intelligence reduce anxiety in the workplace?

Tweets have allowed researchers Dr Souleiman Hasan and Dr Jon Gruda in the School Of Business to identify participants’ personalities, characteristics and anxiety levels

Monday, 21 January 2019

Are you suffering from social jetlag?

Your social schedule may be messing with your body clock and causing disrupted sleep, daytime sleepiness and fatigue

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Farfalle pasta bows

Should we love carbohydrates and sugars?

Research by Aoife Harbison of our Dept of Chemistry investigates why carbohydrates are seen as public enemy number one in our modern world and why it's time to change this negative perception.

Monday, 14 January 2019

A person diving into a lake

Into the blue space: the joys of outdoor swimming

We know the physical and mental benefits of outdoor swimming, but we should pay more attention to the places and spaces where swimmers meet. Health geographer at Maynooth University Dr Ronan Foley has been exploring the important therapeutic aspects of our public 'blue spaces'.

Monday, 07 January 2019

Dark mornings or grand stretches in the evening?

Last summer, the European Commission held a public consultation on the use of daylight saving time within the EU

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Tomato Fungus

How fungi construct protein to produce potentially deadly toxins

Research performed in Dr Özgür Bayram’s Fungal Genetics and Secondary Metabolism (FGSM) laboratory in Maynooth University has resulted in the discovery and characterisation of a ‘scaffold’ protein used by the organism to help produce substances that can be either beneficial or toxic.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018