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?

ReelLIFE SCIENCE Meets Cmdr. Chris Hadfield!

On Saturday November 15th, Cmdr. Chris Hadfield visited Eason in Galway to sign copies of his latest book 'You Are Here - Around the World in 92 Minutes'. As this video posted by The Connacht Tribune shows, it was an extremely popular event, with hundreds of people braving the elements to meet Ireland's favourite astronaut. … Continue reading ReelLIFE SCIENCE Meets Cmdr. Chris Hadfield!

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