Spotlight on Research

The problem with having a 'difficult' name in Ireland

'When I say that I have a difficult name, I should also ask: difficult for who? And difficult for what reasons?' writes Bhargabi Das, Department of Anthropology

Monday, 15 November 2021

Science Week: How Covid lateral flow tests work

Flow processes like those in Covid antigen and pregnancy tests, have become a major area of development in the pharmaceutical industry, writes Adam McCormack and Prof John Stephens, Department of Chemistry

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Will we ever end daylight saving time?

Prof David Malone, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, discusses why the clocks went back at the weekend and why they were not supposed to

Monday, 01 November 2021

Why is Squid Game so popular?

The hit TV show is the latest in a growing global engagement with Korean popular and commercial culture, writes Dr Rebecca King O'Riain, Department of Sociology, Maynooth University

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Will farmers ever be able to afford to retire?

Low-income farmers face multiple challenges to retirement, not least a ‘pension gap’ that can leave them financially vulnerable, writes Dr Michael Hayden and Dr Bridget McNally, School of Business

Monday, 18 October 2021

Obesity limits the training of our bodies’ natural killers

Natural Killer (NK) cells are a part of our body’s immune system, and are critically important for protection against cancer and viral infections, including SARS-CoV-2, writes Dr Andy Hogan, Department of Biology, Maynooth University

Monday, 11 October 2021

5 tips to adjust to life in the post-pandemic office

Apart from planning for change, remember to plan for obstacles and ways in which you can overcome them, writes Dr Jolanta Burke, Department of Education

Thursday, 30 September 2021

What are top six messages of the UN IPCC report on Climate Change?

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report does not pull punches when it comes to the crisis the world faces, writes Prof Peter Thorne, Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC report

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Can chatbots help companies deal with social distancing measures?

Chatbots may be a way for the aviation, tourism and hospitality sectors to deal with interactions between staff and customers, writes Dr Rajibul Hasan, School of Business

Monday, 20 September 2021