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Trinity Professor Receives Pancreatic Cancer Research Award

Professor Maeve Lowery, Trinity’s recently appointed Professor of Translational Cancer Medicine, is the recipient of a recent award from the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (UK) which will fund her research over the coming three years into the treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in Ireland and […]

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16-Year-Old M’sian is the Youngest Student to Enroll Into Ireland’s Royal College Of Surgeons

  When we were 16, if was a pretty confusing time for us: our teenage angst and hormones were actively raging, we felt like the world was against us, we didn’t have a clue what’s going on and it was only a matter of time until we sit for our Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM). But […]

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First Irish Digital Surgery Unit Opens at the Mater Hospital

Ireland’s first Digital Surgery Unit was officially opened at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital on Thursday 25th July 2019.  Led by Professor Ronan Cahill, UCD Full Professor of Surgery at the Mater Hospital, this unit aims to break new medical ground through world-class research into future modes of human-machine collaboration in the surgical theatre. By researching […]

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Ground Broken on Major New Development at University of Limerick

The ground has been broken on a massive new €20m development at University of Limerick. Construction work has started on the new Student Centre at UL, a 3,529 square metre building set over three storeys. UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald joined UL Student Life President Jack Scanlan, Robert Reidy, Director of Buildings and Estates, UL […]

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Michael J Fox Foundation Funds Parkinson’s Research at NUIG

The foundation- which is named after the famous ‘Back to the Future’ actor who suffers from Parkinson’s – is awarding 300-thousand US Dollars to the university to develop an approach to brain repair for the disease. Parkinson’s is a condition that primarily affects a person’s ability to control movement and is caused by the death […]

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RCSI on Track to Get University Status

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) will soon be able to begin the process of obtaining university status, after the passing of a new bill today through the Oireachtas. The Qualifications and Quality Assurance Bill 2018 will introduce a new mechanism enabling RCSI, and other higher education institutions, to apply to the Minister […]

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Queen’s University Students Set-Up First Jordanian Society

THE first Jordanian society to be set up at a third-level institution in Britain and Northern Ireland has launched at Queen’s University Belfast. The Jordanian Students’ Society is a platform for students and staff to meet, network, and communicate in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Set up by three PhD students, it aims to provide […]

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Trinity Graduate Takes on Leading Research Role in University of Limerick

A Trinity graduate has been named as the new Vice-President for Research at the University of Limerick (UL). Prof Norelee Kennedy, who graduated from Trinity with a PhD in physiotherapy in 2004, will take over the role in January of next year. As a member of the college’s executive committee, the vice-president for research plays […]

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Stryker Ties with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Stryker on Monday announced the opening of its Digital Platform Services Centre of Excellence in Dublin, Ireland, and a strategic collaboration with RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) to develop digital solutions for use in emergency and specialist care settings. The aim of the two organisations is to provide more seamless care coordination for […]

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Trinity 37th in Times Higher Education Teaching Rankings

Trinity is 37th in the Times Higher Education European teaching rankings for 2019, climbing significantly from last year. The 2018 pilot rankings saw College fall into the 51st–75th category. In a press statement, Trinity Senior Lecturer Kevin Mitchell said the ranking is “a real testament to the quality of teaching, and learning environment we provide for […]

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Queen’s University Scientists Make ‘Important Discovery’ to Help Heart Disease Patients

Dr Karla O’Neill at work in the lab   Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have made an “important discovery” that shows cells produced in the human body can be used to repair damaged blood vessels. The research, funded by the charity British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland and published in the journal Cardiovascular Research, could open […]

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Operation Childline Offers Two-Way Lifeline

Conjoined twins separated by Prof Martin Corbally, who, late last year, led a surgical team at Tanzania’s Muhimbili National Hospital, marking a first since such operations began at the Dar es Salaam medical facility in 1994 Since a group of top Irish doctors and surgeons accepted an invitation from the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, some […]

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