Spotlight on Research

Can African smallholders really have a share in planning their own futures?

Transformative Engagement Network (TEN) project brings the voice of vulnerable smallholder farmers to bear on environmental discourse at the highest levels

Monday, 09 June 2014

A new dawn for polar bear genetics

Analysis of the DNA of Polar bears has discovered that they are a relatively new species that have genetic adaptations that help them to thrive on a high-fat lifestyle, an insight that could eventually have implications for human health.

Friday, 09 May 2014

Top secret military alliance uncovered

New research uncovers the existence of ALCORA, a covert alliance between Portugal, South Africa and Rhodesia, aimed at propping up the apartheid regimes and institutional racism of both African states.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Antropology - Research - HIV business card - Maynooth University

Misfortune and Meaning

Dr Thomas Strong from the Department of Anthropology is interpreting the social dimension of people living with illness.

Monday, 07 April 2014

Media Studies - Jeneen Naji digital poetry- Maynooth University

Is Digital Poetry Moving Us Online?

Somewhere at an unexpected and decidedly modern crossroads, the literary and artistic traditions are meeting with the digital, and when they dance here, a world of possibilities opens up. Dr Jeneen Naji, from the Centre for Media Studies, is exploring this potentially infinite space for digital poetry.

Thursday, 06 March 2014

Music – Orbit – Gordon Delap – Maynooth University

Orbit - a virtual masterpiece

Dr Gordon Delap from the Department of Music has composed a piece of music using never-heard-before sounds generated by a completely new musical instrument.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Climate Change flooding- Maynooth University

Taking personal responsibility for climate change adaptation

New research published by Dr Conor Murphy and Prof John Sweeney from the Dept of Geography shows that adaptation to climate change is likely to take place not as a smooth, planned process but as a series of crises which will cause major disruption.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Biology - Lab containers - Maynooth University

Breakthrough in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research

Prof Paul Moynagh and his resarch team in the Department of Biology have made a breakthrough discovery by identifying a protein ‘Pellino3’ that may protect against inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Research - Beemune - Maynooth University

Creating a buzz in the bee industry

Beemune, a spin-out company from Maynooth University stands to create a buzz in the migratory bee industry, which has suffered devastating declines in hive populations in recent years.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Incredible Years - Child at Play - Girl - Maynooth University

The Bold Step

Dr Sinéad McGilloway, and team, from the Dept of Psychology are carrying out the largest systematic study of an early years behaviour programme in Ireland based on The Incredible Years Parents, Teachers and Children Training Series.

Thursday, 20 June 2013