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RCSI Continues to Monitor the Spread of COVID-19

At present, with no reported cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ireland, RCSI will continue to carry out its normal day-to-day functions and all planned events, but the situation will be monitored closely. Ireland’s National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting weekly to continue its review of the country’s ongoing preparedness in line with advice from […]

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Researchers develop Potential New Treatment Approach for Breast Cancer

  Irish cancer researchers have developed a potential new treatment approach for a form of breast cancer, which can be difficult to treat. The Opens in new windowBREAST-PREDICT researchers at RCSI focused on a form of cancer that affects around one in eight breast cancer patients. The type of cancer targeted – invasive lobular breast cancer – […]

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Breast Milk Could Help Prevent Heart Disease Caused by Premature Birth

Early use of breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to a paper led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and the Rotunda Hospital. The review article, published in the journal Opens in new windowPediatric Research, was written in collaboration with researchers from […]

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Half of Adults Seek Health Advice Online

Half of Irish adults seek health information or advice online, while one in five has never spoken to a healthcare professional about their health concerns, a new survey has found. According to the findings, people under the age of 25 are the age group least likely to speak to a healthcare professional about their health […]

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16-Year-Old M’sian is the Youngest Student to Enroll Into Ireland’s Royal College Of Surgeons

  When we were 16, if was a pretty confusing time for us: our teenage angst and hormones were actively raging, we felt like the world was against us, we didn’t have a clue what’s going on and it was only a matter of time until we sit for our Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM). But […]

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RCSI on Track to Get University Status

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) will soon be able to begin the process of obtaining university status, after the passing of a new bill today through the Oireachtas. The Qualifications and Quality Assurance Bill 2018 will introduce a new mechanism enabling RCSI, and other higher education institutions, to apply to the Minister […]

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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 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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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 Research Reveals that one in Four Suicide Attempts are Associated with Perceptual Difficulties such as ‘Hearing Voices’

Researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) have revealed that one quarter of suicide attempts are associated with dysfunction in how the brain interprets basic perceptual information, such as what we see, hear and think. The research shows that this dysfunction can predict suicidal behaviour, and offers new prospects for treatment and suicide […]

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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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RCSI Hosts Innovative Urology Skills Training for Leading US Cancer Centre

This week, RCSI is hosting an innovative surgical skills course for surgeons from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the US, who have come to Ireland to avail of the new state-of-the-art training facilities at the National Surgical and Clinical Skills Centre at 26 York Street. This collaborative course is a partnership between Memorial Sloan […]

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