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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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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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RCSI Debuts ‘Promising’ New Sepsis Drug Treatment

by Eva Short for siliconrepublic Researchers at RCSI have carried out the pre-clinical trial into sepsis drug InnovoSep, which could potentially stop the progression of the condition in its early stages. Today (7 March), researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have debuted the pre-clinical trial of a new drug therapy for […]

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RCSI Researchers Develop New Treatment for Bone Infection Using Copper-Rich Glass Implant

Wednesday, 30 January 2019: A team of researchers led by RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), have developed a new treatment for the particularly difficult-to-treat bone infection, osteomyelitis. Funded by Irish Research Council, European Research Council and AMBER, the SFI (Science Foundation Ireland) research centre for materials science, the study is published in Biomaterials, the […]

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Irish Team to Investigate Metatastic Breast Cancer

Dublin-based scientists have been awarded funding to investigate how breast cancer tumours spread to the brain. Almost 2,800 women are newly diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Ireland, and while survival rates have increased, if the breast tumours begin to spread to other parts of the body, which is known as secondary or metastatic […]

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Three RCSI Researchers Awarded Funding from the Health Research Board and Medical Research Charities Group

Three researchers from RCSI have been awarded funding through the Health Research Board (HRB) and Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG) Joint Funding Scheme. The three RCSI projects were among 14 studies that were funded by the €3.2m scheme. With this funding, RCSI researchers will study diabetic foot infections, autoimmune epilepsy and Alpha-1, a genetic condition […]

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RCSI’s National Emergency Medicine Program Wins PMI Award for Project Excellence

RCSI’s National Emergency Medicine Programme has been awarded a prestigious Global PMI Award for Project Excellence. The award, which recognises complex projects that deliver superior performance of project management practices and positive impacts on society, was presented at the PMI Professional Awards Gala in Los Angeles. The RCSI project team, across IT and Surgical Affairs, […]

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Irish Researchers Find Vitamin D Link to Breast Cancer Survival

Brian Hutton for The Irish Times Breast cancer patients taking vitamin D supplements after being diagnosed were found to have better survival rates, a study of thousands of Irish women by cancer researchers has found. Both the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), which led the research, and the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) say […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Use During Surgery Could Improve Cancer Outcomes

The world’s first clinical trial (SURGUVANT) evaluating anti-inflammatory use at the time of surgery in colon cancer patients to improve their cancer outcome has been published in scientific journal, BMC Cancer. The research successfully tested an anti-inflammatory agent with anti-cancer properties known as ‘Taurolidine’ in the SURGUVANT trial which was funded by a grant from Geistlich […]

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RCSI Urges People to Learn to Spot Sepsis – the Silent Killer Resulting in Almost 3,000 Deaths per Year in Ireland

RCSI is urging people to recognise the signs and symptoms of sepsis, a silent killer associated with seven deaths per day in Irish hospitals. To mark World Sepsis Day on Thursday 13 September, RCSI will lead a campaign which will see landmark buildings in Ireland turn pink to raise awareness of sepsis. Sepsis can occur […]

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Royal College of Surgeons Plans ‘University Quarter’

First phase of new development at St Stephen’s Green being planned The Royal Colleges of Surgeons Ireland in (RCSI) is planning to create a “university quarter” facing St Stephen’s Green in Dublin as part of major expansion plans over the coming years. The college, founded by Royal Charter in 1784, owns several properties on the west side […]

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Breakthrough Identifies New Mechanism for the Development of Schizophrenia

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have discovered that abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain may play a major role in the development of schizophrenia, a debilitating condition that affects around 1% of people in Ireland. The network of blood vessels in the brain regulates the transport of […]

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