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Researchers in Ireland Report – Autoimmune Disease Impacted by Circadian Rhythms

Researchers in Ireland report that immune responses and regulation of autoimmunity are affected by the time of the day when the immune response is activated. Understanding the effect of the interplay between 24-hour day–night cycles and the immune system may help inform drug-targeting strategies to alleviate autoimmune disease, say the scientists who published their study (“Loss of […]

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RCSI Signs €3M Contract with Irish IT Services Firm

Written by Robert McHugh, on 30th Nov 2017. Posted in Technology Typetec has today announced a €3m contract with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) to provide students with Apple MacBook Air notebooks. Typetec will deploy hardware, technical support, professional development and continued ICT planning services as part of the agreement. The three-year deal […]

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RCSI Wins Prestigious Tripartite €5.1 Million Award as Part of Global Project to Tackle Colorectal Cancer

RCSI has been successful in a €5.1m tripartite grant award to tackle colorectal cancer. The prestigious US-Ireland partnership award provides a unique opportunity to bring together leading researchers from GE Research in the US, RCSI and Queen’s University Belfast in an interdisciplinary programme of research to develop new approaches to diagnose and treat the deadly […]

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‘Birthing’ Robot Among Education Tools at €80m RCSI Facility

  Lucina lies in labour on a hospital bed screaming for an epidural even though she can feel no pain. She is Ireland’s only “birthing mannequin”, a €75,000 life-size robot bought to benefit surgical education at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). The robot, one of many hi-tech tools at the new college building in […]

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Irish Scientists Identify Genetic Factor in Schizophrenia Diagnosis

Researchers from the Smurfit Institute of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin and the Department of Psychiatry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland have identified a genetic factor which contributes to the development of schizophrenia. In conjunction with scientists at Cardiff University, Stanford University, Stanley Medical Research Institute and Duke University, the Irish team established […]

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Breakthrough Allows Identification of Resistance to Breast Cancer Treatment

Early detection development by Irish researchers enables different strategy to be put in place Kevin O’Sullivan   Irish researchers have developed a way of identifying women with breast cancer who are likely to be “resistant” to some of the most common treatments for the disease. Their breakthrough comes with the potential to identify such patients […]

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Device that could heal diabetic foot ulcers using DNA gets €1.3m funding

Those living with diabetic foot ulcers will be happy to hear that a new device aims to treat the ailment with DNA. The AMBER centre and Dr Cathal Kearney of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland have been awarded €1.3m to alleviate something that affects thousands of people in Ireland: diabetic foot ulcers. People […]

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RCSI to Introduce Measures to Address Major Gender Imbalance Among Surgeons

RCSI is implementing a series of measures to encourage more women to become surgeons following the launch of a report today by Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD and RCSI President, Professor John Hyland highlighting a series of barriers to female entry into and progression in surgical careers.   While more than 50% of medical […]

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Academic-industry Collaboration Aims to Regenerate Damaged Nerves

A new collaboration between researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) as part of the AMBER, SFI funded materials science centre in conjunction with Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical technology, aims to develop, and bring to the market, a new product to facilitate the repair of […]

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Ireland’s first Brain Tumour Biobank will lead to increased cancer research opportunities

Researchers from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), with support from the Department of Neurosurgery and Neuropathology in Beaumont Hospital, have begun collecting samples from brain tumours for inclusion in Ireland’s first Brain Tumour Biobank. Professor Jochen Prehn, Professor of Physiology at RCSI, said “The launch of this Brain Tumour Biobank is a fantastic […]

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RCSI scientists discover gene that blocks spread of colon cancer

Researchers from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and the University of Nice, France, have discovered the function of a gene called KCNQ1 that is directly related to the survival of colon cancer patients. The gene produces pore-forming proteins in cell membranes, known as ion channels. The finding is an important breakthrough towards the […]

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New Irish Centre for Vascular Biology to Seek Out Novel Treatments for Vascular Diseases

New Irish Centre for Vascular Biology to seek out novel treatments for vascular diseases such as thrombosis, stroke, haemophilia and cancer   The Irish Centre for Vascular Biology was launched today at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland). The establishment of the new Irish Centre for Vascular Biology, based at RCSI, will be comprised […]

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