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Antenna-like structures found on immune cells for the first time

A team of NUI Galway scientists have found that cells of the immune system have a previously undescribed ability. In a paper just published Journal of Cell Biology, the scientists describe the presence of primary cilia on immune cells. These antenna-like structures are found on almost all cell types in the body, but since the […]

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Cystic Fibrosis discovery may lead to new treatment strategy to help patients breathe easier

Cystic Fibrosis discovery may lead to new treatment strategy to help patients breathe easier An international team of scientists led by UC San Francisco (UCSF), Professor of Medicine John Fahy, MD, and involving scientists from University College Dublin has discovered why mucus in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) is thick, sticky and […]

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UL Study Links Infants Sleep Patterns with Mother’s Mental and Physical Health

A study undertaken by researchers at the University of Limerick has identified four distinct sleep profiles in 9-month old infants in Ireland indicating that mothers of infants in the poorer sleep profiles are more likely to report higher levels of stress and depression and poorer physical health. In data generated from the Growing Up in Ireland study, a […]

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Trinity Scientists Uncover Marvel Molecule that Could Lead to Treatments for Myriad of Inflammatory Diseases

The molecule ‘blocks’ a key biological driver of inflammatory diseases. This discovery could inspire non-invasive treatments for a variety of inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, and Muckle-Wells syndrome. Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a marvel molecule that blocks a key driver of inflammatory diseases. The finding could meet […]

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RCSI Bahrain Holds Annual White Coat Ceremony for Medical Students

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Bahrain celebrated the transition of 147 medical students to clinical training during a ceremony held at its campus on Tuesday 10th February 2015. The White Coat Ceremony is a symbolic event that celebrates this transition and notably includes the presentation of individual physician’s white coats, embroidered with […]

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RCSI Neuroscientists make breakthrough in understanding gene activity in epilepsy

Neuroscientists from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) have made a breakthrough in understanding what controls gene activity in epilepsy, a disease associated with excessive electrical activity in the brain that gives rise to seizures. The findings may also help explain why epileptic states can be so persistent. The research will be published in […]

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Trinity Chemist Wins Grant to Develop Commercial Nanotech Applications

ERC Research Professor in Trinity College Dublin’s Schools of Chemistry and Physics, and principal investigator at AMBER, Valeria Nicolosi, has won a “Proof of Concept” grant from the European Research Council. The €150,000 award is provided to help her bridge the gap between frontier nanotech research and the development of related, commercial applications. Professor Nicolosi […]

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World Cancer Day 2015: Treatment for All

What prompted you to move to Tanzania? Back in 2006, I was studying for a Masters in International Health and needed to do a thesis project. I found the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) on a Google search and ended up going to their Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Dar es Salaam, […]

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UCC alcohol research signals last call

  A UCC study on hazardous alcohol consumption and third-level students published in the BMJ Open medical journal today calls for further public policy measures as a matter of urgency. The study complements UCC’s significant existing efforts around tackling alcohol-related harm as it seeks to counter the short and long term risks to student health. It also highlights the cultural […]

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Launch of World First Bone Repair Technology Marks Successful First Year for AMBER

AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded materials science centre, hosted in Trinity College Dublin, has today unveiled a new bone repair technology, which has led to an injured racehorse returning to winning ways after successful jaw reconstruction.  The announcement was made at AMBER’s Industry Day, held to mark its first anniversary, which was officially […]

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International study and NUI Galway researchers unlocks brain secrets with imaging effort

  An international study, which included researchers from NUI Galway, has identified significant genetic factors that influence the size of structures within the brain. It is hoped these new insights may help scientists better understand disorders such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. The research was published today in Nature magazine. NUI Galway professor of […]

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UL Graduates Set to Make their Mark

As the University of Limerick commences three days of Winter conferring ceremonies which will see 1831 students conferring, including 74 PhDs, UL President, Professor Don Barry highlighted the increasing growth in demand for UL graduates by employers and the institution’s position as Sunday Times University of the Year. Speaking from the first of six conferring […]

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