Covid 19/Research

Covid 19/Research

Should Cancer Be Described As A Battle?

Research suggests that using war metaphors to describe cancer can be harmful to patients — so why do so many people keep using them? Something about cancer makes us think…

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Covid 19/Research

National Taskforce on the NCHD Workforce Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced that he is establishing a National Taskforce to focus on the Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor (NCHD) workforce. The purpose of the Taskforce is…

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Covid 19/Research

Ireland’s Key Position for EU Calls for Marine Security Strategy

Ireland needs to draft its own national marine security strategy as it faces similar threats as outlined in a new British document, experts have said. Britain’s National Strategy for Maritime…

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Covid 19/Research

12th Release of Material From Military Service Pensions Collection

The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, has announced the latest release of material from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection (MSPC) online. This latest release of records is the twelfth…

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Covid 19/Research

RCSI Researchers Awarded €6.3m in SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme

Eight researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences have been awarded more than €6.3m to lead large-scale awards and projects as part of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)…

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COVID 19

RCSI Clinical Trial Reveals New Treatment Option for Covid-19

A clinical trial conducted by researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences and Beaumont Hospital Dublin has indicated an effective treatment for critically ill COVID-19 patients. The study investigates…

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Covid 19/Research

New €10m Project to Deliver Precision Medicine for Motor Neuron Disease

Precision ALS will combine applied clinical research with cutting-edge data science to realise the power of AI towards new drug development in Motor Neuron Disease An ambitious academic, clinical and…

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Covid 19/Research

Irish Cancer Society Awards Funding for Pioneering Research on Lung Cancer

The Irish Cancer Society has awarded a Clinician Research Leadership Award to Professor Jarushka Naidoo to support pioneering clinical research on lung cancer and immunotherapy over the next two years….

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Covid 19/Research

Potential ‘Tsunami’ of Mental Health Issues Among Older People Identified

An examination of psychiatric referrals to an emergency department during Covid-19 has raised concerns about mental health issues in older people, aged 65 and older, with some doctors warning that…

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Covid 19/Health

Exercise Most Cost-Effective in Treatment of Depression in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

New research from the Healthcare Outcomes Research Centre and Department of Health Psychology at RCSI indicates that exercise is more cost-effective than psychotherapy or medication in the treatment of depression…

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Covid 19/Health

Irish Researchers Unlock Breakthrough Approach to Repair Peripheral Nerve Damage

Researchers from the RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, AMBER, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research along with leading global medical technology company Integra LifeSciences,…

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Covid 19/Research

New Theory Proposes ‘Forgetting’ is Actually Form of Learning

We create countless memories as we live our lives but many of these we forget. Why? Counter to the general assumption that memories simply decay with time, ‘forgetting’ might not…

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Covid 19/Health

Study Reveals Potential to Reduce Number of Medications Prescribed for Older People

A study by researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences of GP-delivered medication for older people led to an overall reduction in the number of medications prescribed. The…

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Covid 19/Research

RCSI Launches Research Programme to Improve Stroke Care

A research programme led by RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences that aims to improve the delivery of stroke care for patients was launched recently. Led by Professor Frances Horgan and Professor…

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Covid 19/Health

HRB Investment of €21m in Cancer Clinical Trials Will Transform Cancer Care in Ireland

The Heath Research Board (HRB) have made a significant investment of €21 million in cancer clinical trials that will transform cancer care in Ireland. The funding will tackle childhood and…

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Covid 19/Research

Trinity Researchers Make Breakthrough in Understanding Motor Neuron Disease

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have made a major discovery in understanding motor neuron disease (MND). The research team has found that MND has 4 distinct patterns of changes in…

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Covid 19/Research

Launch of IMPROVER – National Survey for Prostate Cancer Patients and Healthcare Professionals

IMPROVER, (Involving Men with Prostate Cancer in Engaged Research), a new national survey led by Associate Professor Antoinette Perry and her research team at University College Dublin (UCD), in conjunction with…

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COVID 19

New Research Shows Impact of Pandemic on Elderly Mental Health

Older people faced the greatest restrictions associated with the pandemic, with many advised to ‘shield’ from the outside world which had an impact on elderly mental health. A new qualitative…

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COVID 19

Delta Variant Patients Have Double the Risk of Hospitalisation

A study published in ‘The Lancet‘ of more than 40,000 positive Covid-19 cases in the UK has suggested that people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant have approximately double the risk…

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COVID 19

Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Significantly Lowers Infection Risk

A third  booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has significantly improved protection from infection and serious illness among people aged 60 and older in Israel compared with those who received…

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