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RCSI Set to Get University Status 235 Years After it Started Training Surgeons

Reforming legislation also increases powers of regulator over English language schools Marie O’Halloran for The Irish Times More than 200 years after it started training surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is set to become a university following passage of reforming education legislation. The legislation increases the powers of the Quality and […]

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RCSI’s Light Probe Could Revolutionise Cancer Treatment

A probe that lights up when detecting cancer could help surgeons more accurately remove tumours during surgery, say researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. It also has the potential to detect cancer in lymph nodes during surgery. Led by college professor of chemistry Donal O’Shea, the research team has identified the potential […]

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NUI Galway Awarded €3.9m from EU to Develop Multiple Sclerosis Treatments

In Ireland, there are approximately 8,000 individuals living with multiple sclerosis. Yesterday (1 July) Dr Una Fitzgerald, principal investigator of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Lab and director of the Galway Neuroscience Centre at NUI Galway, announced that a project she’s leading has secured €3.9m in EU funding. The funding is part of the EU’s Horizon […]

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UCD Awarded Highest Number of Fulbright Awards as Fifteen Recipients are Named

Fifteen of 36 coveted Fulbright scholarships have been awarded to students and scholars at University College Dublin. The recipients from the University will now take up research and teaching roles at some of America’s best universities and institutions. The diverse group were among 36 awardees at this year’s prestigious Fulbright Irish Awards. They represent the highest […]

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New €40m Radiation Oncology Unit Opened in Cork University Hospital

by Ralph Riegel for Indepenent.ie TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney opened a €40m new radiation oncology unit in Cork University Hospital (CUH) which will now offer Ireland’s most comprehensive range of cancer treatment programmes. Critically, the new unit will now aim to boost the number of Irish patients taking part in clinical trials for breakthrough new cancer […]

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NUI Galway Opens Two State-of-the-Art Research Facilities

Facilities to accelerate the development of next generation biomaterials and advanced manufacturing technologies   Bio-microsystems development The first of its kind globally, the integrated, advanced manufacturing testbed will accelerate the translation of lab-based research concepts towards pilot production. The facility will manufacture printed electronics and printed biomaterials, which complements the university’s existing expertise and investment in biomaterials […]

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RCSI Researchers Receive €1.4 Million to Investigate Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Two RCSI researchers have been granted emerging investigator awards by the Health Research Board (HRB). The awards, which total a combined €1.4 million, will fund research that will look at breast cancer risk factors and clinical guidelines. The grants were awarded to Dr Barbara Clyne, Postdoctoral Researcher and Honorary Lecturer in the Department of General Practice […]

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Trinity Professor of Surgery elected Honorary Fellow of the American Surgical Association

Professor of Surgery at Trinity College, Professor Kevin Conlon has been elected to Honorary Fellowship of the American Surgical Association. This is the highest recognition that the American Surgical Association can bestow upon a surgical colleague from a foreign country. At present, there are ninety-five Honorary Fellows from throughout the world. Professor Conlon is Professor […]

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167 Graduates to Reach for the Stars after University of Limerick Conferring Ceremony

  By Fintan Walsh for the Limerick Leader KELLY Hadfield is now reaching for the stars following her graduation at University of Limerick, thanks to the sage advice of her uncle, the world-famous Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. She and 166 fellow students have made their giant leap this week at the summer conferring ceremony at […]

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At UCD, Genetic Basis for Extended Lifespan and Cancer Resistance Discovered in Long-Lived Bats

Scientists have identified genes that may give long-lived bat species their extraordinary lifespans and cancer resistance compared to other animals. The findings published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution show that bats limit the level of DNA damage they experience with age, increasing their levels of DNA repair and damage removal, which is partially mediated by […]

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At RCSI, New Research Could Help Predict Seizures Before they Happen

A new study has found a pattern of molecules that appear in the blood before a seizure happens. This discovery may lead to the development of an early warning system, which would enable people with epilepsy to know when they are at risk of having a seizure. Researchers at FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for […]

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Trinity College Dublin Lab Solves Hepatitis C Detection Problem

By David Kelly Featured Image Credit: Nexu Science Communication  Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered how Hepatitis C virus (HCV) “ghosts” our immune system and remains undiagnosed in many people. The highly infectious and sometimes deadly Hepatitis C is transmitted via infected blood or blood products. Replicating well in the liver, it is the leading cause of liver […]

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