Irish Science Heroes – William King

  https://youtu.be/9ByKipmcvdI Video by Claire Riordan, Scientific Engagement Associate at CÚRAM . In the latest of our series of Research Videos, Dr. John Murray (Lecturer in Palaeontology in the Discipline of Earth & Ocean Sciences) and Prof. Heinz Peter Nasheuer (Professor of Biochemistry) introduce the groundbreaking work of a true Irish Science Hero, William King. In 1849, … Continue reading Irish Science Heroes – William King

Vision, by Dr. Kieran Ryan of VISICORT

In the fourth of our weekly series of articles by NUI Galway researchers, Dr. Kieran Ryan, VISICORT Project Manager, writes about 'Vision' and VISICORT's research into improving corneal transplant outcomes by preventing rejection. Eyes are the organs of vision, detecting light and converting it into electro-chemical impulses in neurons. Eyes come in ten different forms, with the simplest … Continue reading Vision, by Dr. Kieran Ryan of VISICORT

EVOLUTION: Jurassic Park meets Ice Age

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhdEAt-WkVw With the effects of global warming revealing more and more well-preserved Mammoth remains under the Siberian permafrost, the possibility of cloning a Mammoth seems closer than ever. At least one team of scientists are analysing Mammoth tissue samples for whole cells with intact nuclei, to provide sufficient DNA needed to clone this extinct species. … Continue reading EVOLUTION: Jurassic Park meets Ice Age