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Couple hope to raise €2,500 for National Breast Cancer Institute

A couple in County Clare are hoping to raise €2,500 for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute based at NUI Galway. Gwen Ryan, who lives...

Galway’s Marine Institute hosts international researchers in marine biodiversity conference

The Marine Institute recently hosted a workshop at its Oranmore headquarters where researchers from Ireland and around the world shared the latest gains of...

Galway scientists find Noble False Widows up to 230 times more poisonous than native spiders

The venom of Noble False Widow spiders is up to 230 times more potent than that of native Northern European species, new research from...

New Galway research proves Indiana Jones’ famous scorpion theory

Scientists at NUI Galway have shown, for the first time, that smaller species of scorpions are more venomous than their larger counterparts. The researchers tested...

Public asked to play their part in red squirrel revival

Researchers at NUI Galway have called for public support as the battle for the revival of the red squirrel moves to the streets, parks...

First record of false widow spider capturing bats in the attic

Scientists at NUI Galway have published the first record of a noble false widow spider feeding on bats in the UK. It is the first...

Three NUI Galway academics get funding to investigate societal challenges

Three NUI Galway academics have been awarded funding for research projects which aim to investigate societal challenges as a result of climate change, digitalisation...

90% of coastal areas contaminated by microplastics

Nine out of ten environmentally sensitive coastal areas in Ireland are contaminated by microplastics a study from NUIG has found. NUIG's Ryan Institute surveyed 87...

Removing moisture could control Japanese knotweed, NUIG study finds

An NUI Galway study has found that removing moisture could act as a control strategy for smaller infestations of Japanese knotweed. The study, carried out...

Is green hydrogen the key to powering Ireland’s islands?

Researchers from NUI Galway are participating in a new large scale experiment to examine how green hydrogen could be made a big part of...

NUIG PhD student wins prestigious national research award

Dr Kathryn Schoenrock, a PhD researcher at NUIG, has been recognised for her her exceptional achievements with the Irish Research Council’s Early Career Researcher of...

Ireland’s deadliest spider even more dangerous than believed

Spider bites are quite rare. But researchers at NUI Galway have found that common house spiders and false widow spiders are perhaps more dangerous...

New superbugs website launched by NUIG

A new website has been launched by NUI Galway’s Centre for One Health to help educate children about the threat from superbugs. The website secretlifeofmicrobes.com...

“Alarming quantities” of wet wipes washing up on Galway Bay prompts call for restrictions on sale of plastics

The sale of single-use plastics must be restricted as 'alarming quantities' of wet wipes are being washed up on the shores of Galway Bay. That's...

Study finds octopus skin gets more warty the deeper they live

It's commonly accepted that you shouldn't judge someone based on their appearance, but you can tell a lot about an octopus by how warty...

NUIG students plough the ocean waves aboard the Celtic Explorer

Scientists and students from NUIG's Ryan Institute spent a day on the seas aboard the RV Celtic Explorer for Ocean Sampling Day 2019. Ocean Sampling Day...

NUIG launches nationwide honey bee survey

NUI Galway has launched an online survey to build a picture of where honey bee colonies can be found nationwide and to help in...

Public talk on depression and anxiety at NUIG

A public lecture in NUIG will talk about depression and anxiety in the modern world and the ways in which society fosters it. The lecture...

Plastic pollution in our oceans even worse for the environment than believed

The pollution of our oceans of oceans by marine litter and microplastics could be having an even worse affect on the environment than previously...

Galway scientist exploring the depths of the Indian Ocean

There are still blank spots on the maps, and Prof Louise Allcock from NUI Galway is tackling that on an expedition to explore the...

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