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RCSI Scientists in discovery of estrogen actions in colorectal cancer

Findings from researchers in the department of Molecular Medicine new findings published in journal Oncotarget.

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Dr. Cathal Kearney awarded a €1.375 million European Research Council’s (ERC) Starter Grant

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 for ground-breaking research to combat diabetic foot ulcers.

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RCSI Father – Son invited speakers at FASEB Summer Conference.

Prof Brian Harvey (Molecular Medicine) and son Dr Harry Harvey (PhD RCSI Cancer Genetics) were invited speakers at the recent FASEB Summer Research Conference on steroid hormones held in Snowmass, Colorado.

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RCSI's Dr Annie Curtis wins L'Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship For Women in Science

Dr Annie Curtis, StAR Research Lecturer in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics (MCT) of RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has been awarded a prestigious L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2017 Fellowship at a ceremony held in the Royal Society in London yesterday evening. The award is worth more than €17,000 and will support Dr Curtis's research focusing on the human body clock and its control of inflammation.

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New world-class SFI Research Centre for neurological diseases to be established at RCSI

Science Foundation Ireland today announced that it will invest €72 million over the next six years in four new world-class SFI Research Centres in Ireland. The new SFI Research Centres will be supported by 80 industry partners who will provide an additional €38 million to support cutting-edge basic and applied research with strong industry engagement, economic and societal impact. The decision follows a comprehensive international peer review process involving leading industry and academic experts over the last 12 months.

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RCSI scientists discover gene that blocks spread of colon cancer

Researchers from RCSI 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.

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First National Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Research Programme to strengthen CF research in Ireland

RCSI and the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC) today announced an exciting new partnership aimed at strengthening paediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) research at the NCRC, based at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. This will be a €1.1 million research programme which will run for five years.

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Irish Centre for Vascular Biology is launched

The Irish Centre for Vascular Biology was launched today at RCSI. The establishment of the new Irish Centre for Vascular Biology, based at RCSI, will be comprised of an integrated network of groups in Irish universities, hospitals, SMEs and industry partners in Ireland, both north and south, involved in vascular-related research.

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Inappropriate medication prescriptions linked to increased hospitalisation of older people in Ireland

The inappropriate prescribing of medications from healthcare professionals is associated with a high risk of adverse drug events in older people in Ireland. In addition, the omission of some recommended medications from prescriptions is also linked with an increased risk of having to visit to an accident and emergency department.

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RCSI Research Day 2017

A packed programme of staff, postgraduates and undergraduates present their research at the annual RCSI Research Day conference.

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RCSI image illustrating breast cancer conversations unveiled as a winner of Wellcome Image Awards 2017

An image which illustrates a fascinating visualisation of Twitter conversations about breast cancer, created by a team at RCSI, has been unveiled as a winner of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017.

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RCSI Department of Surgery wins Irish Association of Cancer Research Awards

RCSI scooped 25% of the awards from the conference which is a great achievement.

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

RCSI 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.

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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

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Students to share experiences at 6th RCSI International Conference for Healthcare and Medical Students (ICHAMS)

The sixth International Conference for Healthcare and Medical Students (ICHAMS) is currently underway at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and continues until Saturday February 18th, 2017.

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EU ADMIRE Conference RCSI 2-3 March 2017

Aldosterone and Mineralocorticoid Receptor

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RCSI and Almac Discovery enter research collaboration to target therapy-resistant cancer tumours

Research has potential to improve 20 per cent survival rate in ovarian cancer

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New study on Irish Travellers confirms Irish ancestry and estimates split from settled community

Research shows Travelling Community diverged from ‘settled' population before Great Famine

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Prof Brian Harvey to give talk at Royal Dutch Academy Conference on Hypertenion in Maastricht

Brian Harvey, Professor of Molecular Medicine, to address the conference on 24th March 2017

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Experts discuss next generation treatments for epilepsy at RCSI MyHealth free public lecture

Gene-targeting therapies and wearable tech among future treatments for epilepsy

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Annual SPHeRE Network Conference opens in RCSI

The third SPHeRE Network Conference opens in RCSI today bringing together over 180 researchers, policy-makers and practitioners under the theme of "Supporting solutions: Connecting Research, Policy and Practice".

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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 will invest in the region of €11 million in the development of the construction of the 30,000 sq ft three-story extension.

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New RCSI-led WATERSPOUTT project to increase affordable access to safe drinking water

A major international research project led by researchers at RCSI in Dublin is developing low-cost technologies to reduce the number of people worldwide who rely on unsafe drinking water.

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Two RCSI-led studies find doctor emigration remains a challenge for Irish Health Service

Two RCSI-led studies find doctor emigration remains a challenge for Irish Health Service

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French-Irish scientific collaboration strengthened with new agreement signed at RCSI

French-Irish scientific collaboration strengthened with new agreement signed at RCSI

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RCSI wins national award for Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year

RCSI wins national award for Knowledge Transfer Initiative of the Year

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RCSI School of Physiotherapy hosts Queensland University Professor

RCSI School of Physiotherapy hosts Queensland University Professor

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Taoiseach launches four new world-class Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres

FutureNeuro centre for research chronic and rare neurological diseases is led by Professor David Henshall of RCSI.

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Annual Report (Research Section)

Annual Report (Research Section)

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