Covid 19/Research

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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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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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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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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