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Game of Crohn’s

I celebrated my 26th birthday in style. Surrounded by nurses and doctors giving me drugs and trying to stick suppositories up my arse. Sounds like a regular night in Coppers but thankfully I was in the hospital and everyone was sober. I had…

Why Do We See Green?

We may grumble about the rain but its one of the reasons Ireland has a vibrant green landscape earning it the name of the Emerald Isle. The North Atlantic drift keeps the climate temperate, offloads a lot of rain and keeps our vegetation…

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…