Myths Busted – Can you really die from a broken heart?

In the latest of our Research Videos for 2016, Prof. Brian Hughes investigates whether the belief that feelings of misery and loneliness can cause someone to die of a broken heart, is in fact true. Brian's work in the NUI Galway School of Psychology explores the link between emotional stress, the functioning of our hearts, and our … Continue reading Myths Busted – Can you really die from a broken heart?

Exploring the Cell, by Dr. Danielle Hamilton

Next in our weekly series of articles, Dr. Danielle Hamilton, a Research Scientist with the Centre for Chromosome Biology, writes about her work "Exploring the Cell" and how understanding how a cell repairs damage to its DNA may lead to the prevention and treatment of cancer. Every living creature is made up of one or more cells, and … Continue reading Exploring the Cell, by Dr. Danielle Hamilton

Medicines, by Dr. Enda O’Connell

In the ninth of our weekly series of articles, I have taken off my ReelLIFE SCIENCE hat and put on my Scientist hat.  Or labcoat, gloves and goggles, to be more precise...  As a Senior Technical Officer in NUI Galway, I support a range of research projects across the campus, from Cancer Biology and Stem Cell … Continue reading Medicines, by Dr. Enda O’Connell