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RCSI discovery on children’s bone growth to advance development of bone healing therapies

Study opens new avenues for bone repair in adults with severe fractures and bone degeneration Irish scientists are developing an advanced technology to speed up bone repair in adults who have suffered severe fractures and bone degeneration. This follows the identification of a gene which explains why children’s stem cells form bone very quickly. Scientists […]

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Next stop, Nobel Laureate Meeting, for UCC researcher

Dr David McNulty, a postdoctoral researcher at UCC, is one of just three people from Ireland selected to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau in June. Dr McNulty, a Postdoctoral Researcher in Dr Colm O’Dwyer’s Applied Nanoscience Group in UCC’s Department of Chemistry, described being one of only 400 young scientists from 76 […]

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UCD – Drug can reduce risk of developing diabetes by 80 per cent, study shows

Drug reduces chances of developing diabetes by 80 per cent Pre-diabetes also reversed in 60 per cent of those on trial An injected drug that lowers blood sugar levels can reduce the chances of those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent, according to new research led by a scientist at […]

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UL researcher awarded prestigious global fellowship

A University of Limerick, Health Research Institute researcher has been awarded a prestigious global fellowship to further her research into lower back pain. Physiotherapy researcher Dr Mary O’Keeffe is the first UL graduate to receive the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship from the European Commission. The award will enable Dr O’Keeffe to attend the George Institute […]

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Network of European experts exploring new weapons against drug-resistant bacteria

  A network of European experts has begun examining the potential of antimicrobial coatings to prevent the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals. The Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations (AMiCI) consortium is studying the development, regulation, and “real life” use of these coatings, which can be used on textiles, including bed sheets and gowns, and solid surfaces […]

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RCSI research into bowel cancer drugs to have impact on tailored patient treatments

Drug development and the cost of treatments to health care funders also impacted by findings Researchers in RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) have conducted further in-depth research to predict how patients with bowel (colorectal) cancer will respond effectively to chemotherapy, to ensure that patients will get the most suitable type of treatment from […]

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UCC researcher honoured for brain seizure predictions

A UCC researcher has won a prestigious international competition for his work in predicting seizures in the human brain through long-term EEG recordings. Dr Andriy Temko, a research fellow at the INFANT centre, was named as winner of the Kaggle challenge, and a $10,000 first prize. Together with data scientists from Ornon, France; Curitiba, Brazil; and […]

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Almac Discovery and RCSI enter research collaboration

Almac Discovery and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and have announced a research collaboration aimed at understanding how to target therapy-resistant cancer tumors. To read the full article, please use following link:

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TCD geneticists in breakthrough on autism and epilepsy

Move could open up new treatment options for difficult to treat conditions By Dick Ahlstrom Professor in genetics and head of department Aoife McLysaght led the research which focused on neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, developmental delay, schizophrenia and intellectual disability. It involved a novel new way to look at disease-related DNA not by studying the […]

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NUI Galway – New research will investigate how changing diet affects kidney disease

  Dr Andrew Smyth, NUI Galway, has secured a prestigious Wellcome Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship award through the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Partnership to carry out a clinical trial to determine the effect of dietary modification on kidney disease. The award is worth €486,492 and will be co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland, the Health Research Board and Wellcome. Using […]

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‘UCC’s the best thing that’s happened to me’

When I arrived in Ireland last September, alone on my first trip to Europe, I was reminded of how, as a young Muslim girl growing up in the State of Uttar Pradesh in India, I was always discouraged from travelling alone. Using public transport was prohibited because it would have exposed me to public gaze […]

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Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe features two UCD students

LGBTQ+ activist is one of youngest to be recognised PhD researcher honoured for efforts to bring disruptive tech to developing world UCD students Sam Blanckensee and Colin Keogh have been named in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list of people “who will impact Europe for the next 50 years.” ‌ The listing features 300 young […]

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