Covid 19/Research

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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 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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Effect of Sleep Deprivation on Surgical Performance

New research from the School of Medicine at Trinity investigating the effect of sleep deprivation on surgical performance has found that surgeons were already sleep deprived before their on-call shifts…

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Why Fully Vaccinated People Are Still Getting Covid

People who are fully vaccinated against Covid are highly protected against severe infection, hospitalisation and death caused by the virus. But coronavirus cases among the fully vaccinated — so-called “breakthrough”…

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Irish General Practice Nurses Educational Association Podcast Featuring Dr Theresa Lowry-Lehnen

Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash In this weeks podcast we had the pleasure of being joined by none other than Theresa Lowry-Lehnen. Theresa is a Specialist Practitioner in General Practice Nursing, Registered Nurse…

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Scientists Uncover Switching System Used in Information Processing and Memory

A team of scientists has uncovered a switching system in the brain used in information processing and in the storing of memories—akin to how railroad switches control a train’s destination….

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Researchers Find Inappropriate and Unnecessary Vitamin D Testing in Dublin

Trinity researchers have found significant expenditure on vitamin D testing, yet those who are deficient or most at risk of deficiency (young adults aged 18-39 years) are the least likely…

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Abbott Announces R&D Investment for Continued Development of Cardiovascular Devices

Global healthcare company Abbott has announced further investment in its cardiovascular devices Research and Development (R&D) Centre based at its Vascular devices site in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Abbott is…

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Geneticists Pinpoint How Mutation Causes Devastating Childhood Cancer

Geneticists from Trinity have discovered how a specific genetic mutation causes a devastating, incurable childhood cancer, known as diffuse midline glioma (DMG), and – in lab studies working with model…

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Forensic Science Ireland Annual Report 2020 Launched

The Minister for Justice, Heather Humphreys TD, has launched the 2020 Annual Report of Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) following a visit to the site of its new laboratory in Backweston…

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New Research Sees Higher Covid-19 Vaccine Acceptance in Low Income Countries

A new study published has found Covid-19 vaccine acceptance is higher in low and middle-income countries than in richer countries. Published in ‘Nature Medicine’, findings from the study by Trinity…

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Drug Potentially Prevents Respiratory Damage in COVID-19 Patients

Scientists have identified a drug that can prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from binding to human cells, potentially preventing respiratory damage to the lung, clot formation and the development…

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Neuromod Research Reveals Three in Four UK Tinnitus Sufferers Untreated

New research from Irish medical device company, Neuromod Devices Ltd, has found that more than three quarters of tinnitus sufferers in the United Kingdom have been left untreated for their condition….

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Ground-Breaking €2.4m SFI-Defence Organisation Innovation Challenge Launched

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, and Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD have announced a new SFI-Defence…

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Identify People at Risk of Developing Alzheimers?

New research is looking at whether artificial intelligence can help identify people that are at risk of developing alzheimers disease later in life. There are nearly 7 million new cases…

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New Study Aims to Detect Illness Through AI Voice Technology

A new digital health study from the Luxembuourg Institute of Health is aiming to further the ability of healthcare professionals to diagnose, risk-assess and monitor various chronic conditions by listening…

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CÚRAM and B. Braun Embark on Ground-Breaking Projects in Wound Pain and Healing

CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices based at NUI Galway, has announced a new research partnership with B. Braun, one of the world’s leading providers and manufacturers of…

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Face Masks Work But Face Shields Practically Useless

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) shows that wearing surgical face masks work and provide similar protection against aerosols as wearing…

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UCC researchers and Swiss collaborators make important Covid virus discovery

A team of researchers led by University College Cork (UCC) Professor John Atkins, together with their Swiss collaborators have just published in Science, work that highlights a potential drug target against the Covid…

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New Treatment Can Reduce Risk of PPE Facial Injuries in Frontline Healthcare Workers

Image courtesy of SARAH SEDDON A study has found that a new ‘care bundle’ can reduce the incidence of Facial Pressure Injuries (FPIs) in frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers caused by…

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