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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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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 Researcher Awarded Research Council Grant for Ground-Breaking Research into Diabetes

Dr Cathal Kearney receives one of just two prestigious grants awarded this year to Irish institutions Dr Cathal Kearney from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) Department of Anatomy and the Science Foundation Ireland funded AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) centre has been awarded a €1.375 million European Research Council’s (ERC) Starter Grant […]

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More than 540 New Students Welcomed as Orientation Week 2017 Begins at RCSI

RCSI welcomed its new cohort of students to the College. 540 students began their courses in Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy and will get to know their way around the College, while also being introduced to the academic and administrative staff. This year’s undergraduate intake of 441 Medicine students, 67 Pharmacy students and 32 Physiotherapy students […]

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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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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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RCSI discovery on children’s bone growth to advance development of bone healing therapies

Study opens new avenues for bone repair in adults with severe fractures and bone degeneration Irish scientists are developing an advanced technology to speed up bone repair in adults who have suffered severe fractures and bone degeneration. This follows the identification of a gene which explains why children’s stem cells form bone very quickly. Scientists […]

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RCSI research into bowel cancer drugs to have impact on tailored patient treatments

Drug development and the cost of treatments to health care funders also impacted by findings Researchers in RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) have conducted further in-depth research to predict how patients with bowel (colorectal) cancer will respond effectively to chemotherapy, to ensure that patients will get the most suitable type of treatment from […]

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RCSI awards contract for €9.5 million expansion of Education and Research Building at Beaumont Hospital to the Stewart Group

RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has announced that it has awarded the main construction contract for the extension of the RCSI Education and Research Centre, Smurfit Building at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin to the Stewart Group. RCSI will invest in the region of €11 million in the development of the construction of the 30,000 […]

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