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NUI Galway Part of New International Research Into Antibiotic Resistance

By GBFM News Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway is collaborating on a new global study charting the levels of antibiotic resistant bacteria across the world. It’s focus is on Antimicrobial resistance – which means the ability of a microorganism such as bacteria, viruses or parasites to stops antibiotics from working correctly. NUIG, working with The […]

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Ireland to Lead €7 Million Parkinson’s Research Project

  A new research study aims to deepen the understanding of Parkinson’s so that better treatments can be developed in the future. The project, which will be coordinated by RCSI, has been awarded €7m by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) with pharmaceutical industry and patient advocacy partners. The PD-MitoQUANT project aims to increase understanding of […]

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UCC Ranked as World Leader for Social and Economic Impact

Higher Education (THE) University Impact rankings. Over 500 institutions, from 75 countries, across six continents, submitted data to be analysed on their success in contributing towards the delivery of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, which seek to develop the world in a sustainable manner. UCC was ranked 21st in the world, placing it as Ireland’s leading university that […]

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Breastfeeding ‘Cuts Childhood Obesity Risk’, New WHO/UCD Study Finds

abies given formula milk instead of being breastfed are more likely to become obese, according to new research. A new Europe-wide study led by the World Health Organisation looking at 22 countries and more than 100,000 six to nine-year-olds found that even nursing babies for some of the time helped protect them from obesity. The breastfeeding study, […]

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UL Researcher Awarded €1m in World-Class Frontier Research Funding that Could Help to Reduce Footprint of Global Energy Production

A RESEARCHER at the University of Limerick has been awarded almost €1m in ground-breaking research funding to study a new class of materials that could help to reduce the footprint of global energy production. Professor Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering and Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor at the Bernal Institute University of […]

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Demand for NUI Galway Degrees on the Rise

NUI Galway has seen a substantial increase in demand for its courses this year, with more than 5,000 students making it their university of choice for the 2019-2020 academic year. This marked a year-on-year increase of five per cent in first preference applications, against a national picture which saw the number of applications received by […]

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University of Limerick Ranks 35th Globally in First Ever Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings

UL first in Ireland in both ‘Gender Equality’ and ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth’ rankings THE University of Limerick has ranked 35th globally in the first ever Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings and first in Ireland for gender equality. The unique ranking is designed to measure the impact of an academic institution on society, […]

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RCSI to Lead €7M Parkinson’s Research Project

by John Kennedy for siiconrepublic International project could inform future treatment for Parkinson’s disease. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has been selected to lead a new research study to deepen the understanding of Parkinson’s disease so that better treatments can be developed in the future. The project, which will be coordinated by […]

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Cancer Researchers at UCD Lead Development of New Urine Test to Detect Prostate Cancer

Cancer researchers at University College Dublin (UCD) have led the development of a new test which uses urine to detect prostate cancer. Studies have so far shown the test to be 70% more specific for prostate cancer compared to the blood test currently used by doctors. If the new ‘epiCaPture’ test is further validated it […]

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Scientists from University College Cork Review the Composition and Physiological Relevance of Human Gut Bacteriophages

Alongside bacterial members of the gut microbiota, scientists have now started exploring archaea, microbial eukaryotes (fungi and protozoa) and viruses present in the gut. Among them, the community of viruses (also called the human gut phageome) offers a promising area of research. Even though phages were first identified 100 years ago by Félix d’Herelle, it was not […]

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World Sustainability Experts to Gather at UCC

Darragh Bermingham Experts from more than 30 countries will gather at University College Cork in April to discuss the challenges and opportunities in creating sustainable universities. UCC will host the International Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, now in its fifth edition, from April 14 to 16, with Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Dr Michael […]

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New Research from TCD and RCSI Reveals How the Body Clock Controls Inflammation

Researchers at RCSI and Trinity College Dublin have revealed insights into how the body clock controls the inflammatory response, which may open up new therapeutic options to treat excess inflammation in conditions such as asthma, arthritis and cardiovascular disease. By understanding how the body clock controls the inflammatory response, we may be able to target […]

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