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News Archive 2010

02 December 2010 - Potential new target for treating triple negative breast cancer identified
UCD Conway scientists in collaboration with colleagues in Dublin City University may have found a new target for treating triple negative breast cancer.

05 November 2010 - Science Spin: Neuroscience & Proteomics
Hear Prof. Ciaran Regan talk about aspects of memory and brain plasiticity and Dr Giuliano Elia explain proteomics on 103.2 Dublin City fm.

02 November 2010 - Establishing international standards for protein affinity reagents
An international scientific collaboration have devised a set of criteria to standardise reporting of the production and properties of protein binding reagents.

20 October 2010 - Identifying a role for cellular CO2 sensor
UCD Conway researchers identify a role for cellular CO2 sensor in inflammation and immunosuppression

20 October 2010 - Designing PEAT to capture, share and analyse protein data
Conway researchers have created a novel application, which ensures that valuable protein experimental data is available for future use.

05 October 2010 - Conway researcher recognised for biomarker validation research
Dr. Elton Rexhepaj received the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology (ESTP) thesis award in Budapest, Hungary on September 30th 2010.

05 October 2010 - Genetic markers predisposing patients to blood clot formation
New publication by the European Union funded Bloodomics consortium

23 September 2010 - UCD Conway Festival medal awarded for cell signalling research
Dr Marc Birtwistle has been awarded the 2010 UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation gold medal, sponsored by Roche, for his research to decipher the mechanism cells use to turn on and off biological decisions.

07 September 2010 - UCD Conway scientists sequence the first Irish genome
The first entire genome of an Irish individual has been sequenced by a team of scientists led by UCD Conway’s Professor Brendan Loftus.

03 September 2010 - Focusing on cancer proteomics
UCD Conway and Systems Biology Ireland researchers have 3 review papers in the current special focus issue of Nature Reviews Cancer.

02 September 2010 - Soluble amyloid beta-protein implicated in Alzheimer’s disease
New research by the team led by Professor Dominic Walsh points to the involvement of soluble amyloid beta protein in Alzheimer's disease.

01 September 2010 - September issue of Conway Focus now available
Highlighting the research achievements of UCD Conway scientists

09 August 2010 - Nature Medicine #1 Hot Paper for Conway scientists
A paper co-led by UCD Conway Fellows, Professors Ciaran Regan and Dominic Walsh is currently the No 1 Hot Paper in Nature Medicine, according to Thompson Reuters.

09 August 2010 - Key regulator in inflammatory bowel disease identified
UCD Conway scientists led by Professor Cormac Taylor have pinpointed a key regulator involved in maintaining the functional integrity of the gut lining.

05 June 2010 - UCD clinician scientist wins ESOF 2010 award
UCD Conway clinician scientist, Dr Donal Brennan wins the 2010 European Young Researcher Award in Turin.

21 June 2010 - EU award €18 million for Conway-led cancer research
Professors Walter Kolch and William Gallagher will lead two cancer research projects worth €18 million under the latest round of the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research (FP7).

21 June 2010 - Marking 5 years of prostate cancer research
The Irish Cancer Society recently hosted a celebration of five years of collaborative research in prostate cancer in Ireland.

14 June 2010 - International team discover new autism genes
New autism genes have been discovered by researchers at University College Dublin (UCD) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) as part of a Global Autism Genome Project, involving 50 institutions worldwide.

14 June 2010 - Regulating fat cell differentiation
New research led by UCD Conway Fellow, Professor Johan Ericsson has identified a key regulator of fat cell differentiation that may be a novel target for obesity drugs

03 June 2010 - Novel technique informs drug delivery research
Irish Drug Delivery Network scientists led by Conway Fellow, Professor David Brayden have used a novel technique to gain new insights into drug delivery research.

18 May 2010 - Agilent Technologies fund Newman Fellow at UCD Conway
Agilent Technologies and UCD have appointed Dr. Ben Collins as a Newman Fellow in Quantitative Proteomics based at the UCD Conway Institute.

04 May 2010 - 5 Conway Fellows receive SFI funding awards
UCD Conway Fellows, Professors Grace Mulcahy, Declan Gilheany, Ronan O’Connell, Jeremy Simpson and Dr Evelyn Murphy received awards under the Science Foundation Ireland, Principal Investigator Programme.

10 May 2010 - May 2010 edition of Conway Focus now available
New edition of the quarterly newsletter highlighting research and innovation achievements of Conway researchers.

08 April 2010 - New insights into diabetic blindness
New research by UCD Conway scientists indicates that treatment of diabetic blindness should look at protecting the neurons responsible for colour vision in the eye and not just targeting the blood vessels as is currently the practice.

21 March 2010 - UCD Conway worm research sheds light on Joubert syndrome gene
UCD researchers led by Conway Fellow, Dr Oliver Blacque have published new information about a gene implicated in Joubert syndrome and related cerebellar disorders (JSRDs) in the latest edition of the Journal of Cell Biology.

24 February 2010 - Estrogen protects against cardiovascular disease
New research published today by Conway scientists shows that estrogen acts on the walls of blood vessels to protect against cardiovascular disease.

23 February 2010 - Scientists unpick genetic code of extinct giant cattle
Scientists have determined the first mitochondrial DNA genome sequence from extinct giant cattle (aurochs), according to findings published in the scientific journal Plos ONE.

23 February 2010 - New insights to master signalling switch
UCD researchers and their collaborators in Sweden and the United States have identified a range of novel protein interactions involved in calcium signalling in brain cells and validated them using a high throughput screening technology.

18 February 2010 - UCD Science Shadowing Day
Experiencing life as a scientist in UCD Conway Institute and elsewhere on the Belfield campus

02 February 2010 - Young Investigators Award for Conway researcher
Conway researcher, Dr Donal Brennan from the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science has won the Young Investigators award sponsored by Saint Luke’s Hospital in Dublin and the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland.

27 January 2010 - Walter Kolch appointed Director of UCD Conway Institute
Walter Kolch appointed Director of UCD Conway Institute

25 January 2010 - Exploring the science behind technology
UCD researchers met hundreds of visitors on Saturday, January 16th 2010 at the 2010 BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition. The UCD demonstration included input from several Conway researchers.

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