On the box
10 Thing To Know About, RTÉ One, Monday, November 12, 8.30pm
From the microbes in our soil and cells of the human body, to exploring the furthest reaches of outer space and the secrets of our deepest oceans, the latest developments in Irish scientific research are explored in this new series.
Growing Up, Live, RTÉ One, Tuesday, November 13, 7pm
Presented by Angela Scanlon from the Anatomy Museum in Dublin (left), this series, which runs over three consecutive nights, will look at the extraordinary development of humans from birth to death, from infancy to old age.
Bittersweet, RTÉ One, Wednesday, November 14, 11.10pm
In this 30-minute documentary we hear stories of young people who are living with diabetes and their daily struggle to manage it. It captures the health system’s fight to treat the rising number of diabetic patients, and warns against this troubling epidemic. We also discover groundbreaking research and development in pharmacology and biomedical science, including the important work of Cúram’s Prof David Brayden and his team at UCD’s School of Veterinary Medicine, where they are developing new ways of delivering insulin to the body.
Thinking Outside The Box, Schrodinger In Ireland, RTÉ One, Friday, November 16, 7.30pm
Prof Luke O’Neill looks at the life and times of Erwin Schrodinger — the Nobel-prize winning physicist who came to live in Ireland in the 1940s, and whose Dublin lectures inspired a revolution in scientific thought.