Covid 19/Research

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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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Telemedicine Cannot Fully Replace in-person Paediatric Care

In response to the rollout of paediatric telemedicine due to COVID-19, researchers have identified implementation considerations regarding these services. The study, led by the School of Physiotherapy, RCSI University of…

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‘TOO SOON’ TO CONSIDER VACCINE PASSPORTS, SAYS IRISH HEALTH OFFICIALS

Image courtesy of Digital Desk Staff It is too soon to make plans for so-called vaccine passports, Irish health officials have said, despite moves being made at a European level…

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Immune system mounts a lasting defense after recovery from COVID-19, researchers find

Coronavirus illustration (stock image).Credit: © Matthieu / stock.adobe.com As the number of people who have fought off SARS-CoV-2 climbs ever higher, a critical question has grown in importance: How long…

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Looking behind the European medicines data breach

Important documents may have been taken following a data breach relating to Europe’s drug regulator – the European Medicines Agency (EMA). It seems that the data breach was politically motivated….

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H.B. Fuller unveils cold-resistant adhesives for COVID-19 vaccine delivery

Adhesives manufacturer H.B. Fuller has revealed a new range of adhesive grades with hot melt advanced technology for ultra-cold storage of vaccines and medication packaging. Advantra adhesives reportedly provide a secure bond…

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Face Masks: What The Data Says

The science supports that face coverings are saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, and yet the debate trundles on. How much evidence is enough? When her Danish colleagues first suggested…

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COVID Research Updates This Month

Tests reveal silent reinfections in hospital workers. Nature wades through the literature on the new coronavirus — and summarises key papers as they appear. 28 September — Tests reveal silent reinfections…

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Researchers Report First Case of Coronavirus Reinfection

The first case of someone being reinfected with coronavirus has been reported by researchers in Hong Kong. The findings could have significant implications for the development of vaccines and what…

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Eli Lilly is Testing a Way to Prevent Covid-19 That’s Not a Vaccine

Nurses and patients in some US assisted living facilities will receive an antibody drug to prevent covid-19 infection, according to drug company Eli Lilly. The drug: Early in the coronavirus pandemic, companies searched…

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