Scientists have identified part of the molecular mechanism that gives long-lived bat species their extraordinary lifespans compared to other animals. The findings published in the journal Science Advances point to the protective structures at the end of chromosomes, called telomeres.
Twenty-four countries* bordering the Indian Ocean participated in a large scale tsunami simulation exercise organised under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO on 7 and 8 September 2016. Prof Dias of the UCD Earth Institute was one of the two members of the Irish Delegation.
University College Dublin (UCD) has presented Professor Kevin O’Connor, a leading green technologies researcher and innovator, with the NovaUCD 2016 Innovation Award.
Gold medal for UCD garden at Bloom
Friday, 27th May 2016 - Prof Emma Teeling (UCD Biology & Environmental Science) and Prof Frederic Dias (UCD Mathematics & Statistics), both members of UCD Earth Institute, were among only 22 world renowned scientists & academics admitted to the Royal Irish Academy in 2016
Theory that reducing calorific intake could aid longevity has been around since 1930s
UCD Earth Institute scientist Dr Colman Gallagher has identified landforms on Mars, which strengthen the case for the presence of water on the red planet.
"Global warming happens in spring – a phytocentric view on past to future spring season dynamics" presented by Prof. Friederike Wagner-Cremer, Utrecht University.