Immunologist

Dublin, Ireland
Joined May 2012
My new book ‘What Makes Us Human?’ #WhatMakesUsHuman will be out in Oct. It’s for younger readers, adapted from ‘Humanology’. Pre-order here: easons.com/what-makes-us-hum… dubraybooks.ie/What-Makes-Us… bookstation.ie/product/what-… #GillBooksAW22 issuu.com/gill_books/docs/gi…
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Looking forward to this- should be interesting!
Two @tcddublin professors, one artistic and one scientific, discuss Ithaca: join us for the chat with @sbslote Professor of English and @laoneill111 Professor of Biochemistry
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Hopes are high that a treatment for Long Covid will be found - 26 trials currently running- anti-inflammatories, anti-thrombotics and more. nature.com/articles/d41586-0…
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Amazing science here- why some people get severe Covid19-125,584 cases in 60 studies from 25 countries, identify differences in lots of genes- should help identify those at risk and possible new treatments. nature.com/articles/s41586-0…
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Clear evidence for effectiveness of second booster providing protection for over 50s.
If you're 50 or older, you'll derive substantial protective benefit from a 2nd booster
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Interesting information here- more scientists alive today than all scientists up to 1980. All the science going on should make a big difference to people’s lives.
Scientists alive today outnumber all the scientists who ever lived up to 1980. Or, in other words, 90% of all the scientists who ever lived, are alive today. A simple statistic capturing the power of the exponential growth in science over the past century ow.ly/ciiV30mQHEx
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Great opportunity here in TCD to work on Immunometabolism in Clair Gardiner lab
Great opportunity for a talented postdocs who want to work on immunometabolism. @clair_gardiner, my good friend and long term collaborator @tcdbi, is recruiting for this exciting project. Come and join the vibrant #immunometabolism community here in Dublin @tcdTBSI. #NKcells
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Why you shouldn’t wait for updated booster: ‘The threat to you from BA.5 is now. If you are not vaccinated to the fullest you are putting yourself at increased risk.’ time.com/6196326/covid-19-bo…
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Very clear evidence that fourth dose of vaccines protects older people from mortality- key messege remains: take the booster. thelancet.com/action/showPdf…
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My new book ‘What Makes Us Human?’ #WhatMakesUsHuman will be out in Oct. It’s for younger readers, adapted from ‘Humanology’. Pre-order here: easons.com/what-makes-us-hum… dubraybooks.ie/What-Makes-Us… bookstation.ie/product/what-… #GillBooksAW22 issuu.com/gill_books/docs/gi…
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Table from @EricTopol as to who should be boosted now with a Covid19 vaccine
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Meanwhile back on Earth- beautiful colours too of a sea slug, filmed off the coast of California by Aron Sanchez-Baranda.
Wonder of Science
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This image just released by NASA from the James Webb telescope shows the oldest documented light in the history of the Universe, from over 13 billion years ago. When you look at this image you’re looking back 13 billion years. nature.com/articles/d41586-0…
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Australia starts vaccine booster campaign for over 50s: ‘Adults aged 50 to 64 years are now recommended to receive a winter booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.’ health.gov.au/news/atagi-upd…
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Get boosted: ‘More than 70 percent of coronavirus deaths reported in Victoria, Australia in the last six months were among people who had not had their third dose of the vaccine.’
Considering how different Omicron BA2 is from the original Wuhan strain spike, this is pretty remarkabvle. Get the 3rd or 4th shot! COVID deaths rise among unvaccinated, unboosted theage.com.au/national/who-a…
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Second booster shot reduces risk of death from Covid19 by 99% in over 50s. Get boosted when called. Please Retweet.
New @CDCgov data on 2nd booster protection from death for people age 50+, compared with unvaccinated, through Omicron BA.1, BA.2 2 boosters: 99% reduction 1 booster: 86% reduction Vaxx, no boosters: 81% reduction covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tra…
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Recently had a great chat on matters scientific with Australian journalist Josh Szeps. It wasn’t too uncomfortable! podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcas…
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An army of ducks...
Farmers in Thailand use armies of thousands of ducks to eat their way through rice paddies after a harvest. Studies shown this method of farming is not only beneficial to the environment but can also increase crop yield [read more: buff.ly/3E63dq7]
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Clear rise in Covid19 case numbers and hospitalisations now happening across Europe.
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Lifting mask mandates for air travel is contributing to the flight cancelations due to flying crews calling in sick. That's the price we pay! @Delta just ruined a family reunion planned 3mths in advance by canceling a flight w zero notification & ghosting the travelers.😞
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