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News Archive 2012

20 December 2012 - Silencing genes to produce specialised cells
Silencing particular genes in embryonic stem cells will allow their transition to more specialised cell types such as neurons, blood or heart cells.

13 December 2012 - Conway postgraduates acknowledged by research awards
Conway postgraduates from the Baugh and Dawson groups have been acknowledged for their research by the Irish Cardiac Society and Irish Cytometry Society respectively.

05 December 2012 - Launch of international genetics study on diabetic kidney disease
UCD Conway researchers led by Professor Catherine Godson will be part of an international multi-centre genetics project to understand the genetics of kidney disease in people with type 1 diabetes.

20 November 2012 - Winter 2012 issue of 'Conway Focus' available
Highlighting recent research and innovation achievements of Conway scientists.

08 November 2012 - New alliance of oxygen-related researchers
Scientists from within and beyond UCD with an interest in hypoxia-related disease processes are invited to attend new monthly CORE meetings in UCD Conway Institute.

15 November 2012 - 'Biophotologia' - Photography exhibition
As part of the Dublin City of Science Festival 2012, former UCD researcher and freelance photographer Pablo Rojas will be hosting a photography exhibition entitled 'Biophotologia' in UCD Conway Institute from November 23rd to 30th 2012.

06 November 2012 - Conway Fellow hosts 2012 Dobbin Research Scholar
Conway Fellow, Dr Gerard Cagney is hosting a University of British Columbia Scholar who is visiting UCD on a Dobbin research scholarship provided by the Ireland Canada University Foundation.

22 October 2012 - International award for Conway cancer researcher
Congratulations to Conway Clinical Fellow, Professor Joe Duffy who is the recipient of the 2012 Abbott Award of the International Society of Oncology and BioMarkers.

10 October 2012 - 2012 UCD Conway Festival medal winner
PhD student, Kate Byrne was awarded the 2012 UCD Conway Festival gold medal, sponsored by Roche for her research to develop a mathematical model describing the signalling network activity controlling cancer cell migration.

26 September 2012 - Grant Thornton Corporate 5k Team Challenge
Congratulations to the Conway running teams who stormed home in the inaugural Grant Thornton Corporate 5k Team Challenge through Dublin's Docklands.

12 September 2012 - Low GI diet during pregnancy may limit excessive weight gain
New research shows that women who switch to a low GI diet during pregnancy reduce their chances of excessive weight gain by up to 20%

04 September 2012 - Fighting malaria with the help of personal computing power
UCD researchers harness donated computational power from personal computers in the battle to find new targets for anti-malarial drugs.

24 July 2012 - Conway Fellow recognised by RAMI
Dr John O'Connor was selected by the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland to deliver the 2012 Conway Review Lecture and receive the Academy silver medal.

20 August 2012 - Oxygen radicals defend the intestine against gastroenteritis
UCD researchers show that oxygen radicals are the first line of defence against gastroenteritis caused by Campylobacter organisms.

18 July 2012 - Predicting toxicity in the drug development pipeline
Findings of a new proof-of-principle study may benefit the pharmaceutical industry in the future by providing a roadmap for large scale pre-clinical toxicology biomarker verification studies.

17 July 2012 - Summer 2012 issue of Conway Focus
Highlighting the research and innovation successes of Conway scientists in the last three months.

27 June 2012 - 2012 FEBS Journal Prize for Conway researcher
Dr Rosemarie Carew recognised for the best published paper by a young scientist in the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) Journal during the past year.

04 June 2012 - First genome-wide assessment of secretion in human cells
Fifteen percent of the proteins encoded by the human genome contribute to the process of secretion in cells according to findings published online today in Nature Cell Biology.

31 May 2012 - Conway Fellow enrolled as member of the Royal Irish Academy
Professor Patrick Lonergan, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science and UCD Conway Institute has been recognised by the Royal Irish Academy for his contribution to research.

22 May 2012 - Podcasts - Dr Chris Glass, UCSD & Dr Sharon Glynn, NUI Galway
Listen to the seminar presentations by Dr Chris Glass from UC San Diego & Dr Sharon Glynn, NUI Galway

21 May 2012 - New protein signature of breast cancer progression identified
A protein signature that predicts overall survival in breast cancer patients has been uncovered in the most comprehensive survey of protein expression patterns in breast cancer progression to date.

08 May 2012 - Keeping an eye on kidneys
Dr Tara McMorrow talks to freelance journalist Dr Claire O'Connell about the research being carried out by her renal disease research group.

02 May 2012 - CLASS podcast: Dr Gary Jones, NUI Maynooth
Listen to this week's CLASS seminar from Dr Gary Jones, NUI Maynooth

02 May 2012 - Conway scientist secures early-career award for breast cancer research
Dr David Croucher from Systems Biology Ireland and UCD Conway Institute is one of 22 early-career scientists to be awarded Government funding designed to support young scientific talent

25 April 2012 - MRSA tailors virulence mechanisms to the hospital setting
UCD Conway scientists show that the so-called ‘super-bug’, MRSA sacrifices virulence potential for antibiotic resistance.

18 April 2012 - CLASS podcast: Prof Pascale Cossart, Pasteur Institute
Listen to the CLASS lecture by Professor Pascale Cossart

22 March 2012 - Success for Conway scientists at 2012 IACR meeting
The research of three Conway scientists has been recognised at the 2012 Irish Association of Cancer Research meeting earlier this month.

22 March 2012 - Potential New Approach to Treatment of Chronic Lung Diseases
UCD researchers led by Professor Paul McLoughlin report a link between elevated levels of the protein, gremlin and pulmonary hypertension.

15 March 2012 - Recognising contribution to paediatric surgery by UCD Professor
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Ms Frances Fitzgerald launches 'Newborn Surgery', a comprehensive book by Conway Fellow, Professor Prem Puri.

08 March 2012 - How species evolve: Epilogue to ‘On the Origin of Species’?
Resesarch by Conway Fellow, Dr Emma Teeling begins to untangle the mechanisms behind the divergence of species.

07 March 2012 - Spring 2012 issue of Conway Focus
Highlighting the research achievements of Conway researchers from the past three months

05 March 2012 - New test can better predict successful IVF embryos
Scientists at University College Dublin have discovered a new way of measuring the potential success rate of an embryo before it is transferred back into the womb during in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

27 February 2012 - Conway success in SFI Technology Innovation Development Award programme
Five Conway Fellows were among the 58 research awardees announced by Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock TD to commercialise scientific research.

16 February 2012 - Gaining insight of trafficking pathways within cilia
Keeping traffic moving at the molecular level in the sensory cilia of the worm, C. elegans may inform scientists on the causes of human disorders such as polycystic kidney disease.

22 February 2012 - Conway Research Fellow wins 9th St Luke’s Young Investigator award
Dr Darran O’Connor receives the 9th St Luke’s Young Investigator award from the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland

15 February 2012 - CLASS Podcast: Prof Manfred Auer, University of Edinburgh
Listen to the CLASS lecture by Professor Manfred Auer, University of Edinburgh

07 February 2012 - CLASS Podcast: Prof Tom Cotter, UCC
Listen to this week's CLASS lecture by Prof. Tom Cotter, UCC on 'Dying to survive - how cells respond to stress'

02 February 2012 - New research highlights threat posed by MRSA in the community
New research has highlighted the threat posed by the migration of a new, more toxic strain of the bacteria from the United States.

01 February 2012 - Obesity and heart disease: is the health of your fat a measure of risk?
Dr Fiona McGillicuddy from the UCD Conway Institute wins the first award under the SFI-HRB Wellcome Trust Biomedical Partnership. She will investigate the links between obesity, 'good cholesterol', diet and coronary artery disease.

01 February 2012 - CLASS Podcast
Listen to this week's CLASS lecture by Prof. Pat Lonergan, UCD on 'Understanding embryo mortality in cattle'

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