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10 Surprising Facts about Alzheimer’s

This September, scientists at Trinity College Dublin made a new breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research.  By studying the blood-brain barrier—the BBB, a term used to describe the properties in the brain’s blood vessels that strictly regulate…

Water On Mars: So What Now?

The announcement this week of finding running water on the Martian surface was big news, your Facebook and Twitter feeds were filled with the revelation and people rushed to find the closet Airbnb next to the picturesque rivers of the Red…

Mary ‘Typhoid Mary’ Mallon

Mary Mallon, a woman whose name became synonymous with death and disease, was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone, in 1869. An ironic birthplace, given that it was as a cook that she would become infamous. She emigrated to America in 1884 at…

Biosensors: A New Frontier in Healthcare?

The waiting is the worst. That time between the doctor taking your blood test and the return of those dreaded results can seem interminable. Once the result has been determined the situation can be faced and dealt with, whether it’s a case…