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News Archive 2013


18 December 2013 - Personalising treatment in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
New genetic marker to identify and target aggressive lung disease

17 December 2013 - UCD student wins Royal Society of Chemistry award
PhD student John Gleeson who works with Conway Fellow, Professor David Brayden won the RSC 'Take 1 minute for Chemistry in Health'

13 December 2013 - Scooping prizes at the 2013 Irish Laboratory Awards
Dr Alfonso Blanco, UCD Conway Institute and Philip Smyth, Systems Biology Ireland were among prizewinners at the 2013 Irish Laboratory awards ceremony in the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Dublin.

12 December 2013 - Minister Sherlock officially launches Systems Biology Ireland at UCD
Systems Biology Ireland’s research is focused on doubling the number of patients that cancer drugs work for by 2020.

09 December 2013 - Barriers and molecular trains trap Joubert syndrome protein in cilia
A cilia disease protein causing Joubert Syndrome, ARL-13, is actively trafficked across the base of cilia and molecular diffusion barriers prevent its exit, according to new research in PLoS Genetics.

06 December 2013 - Irish Cancer Society fund 3 UCD Conway research projects
Conway PhD students, Clare Butler and Brian Mooney and postdoctoral fellow, Dr Sudipto Das were among six early career researchers to receive Irish Cancer Society Research Fellows and Scholars awards.

25 November 2013 - Latest issue of Conway Focus newsletter available
Latest issue of Conway Focus newsletter available

25 November 2013 - Conway researchers among 2013 Images of Research finalists
Conway researchers among 2013 Images of Research finalists

12 November 2013 - New research aims to hit inflammation in the guts
Researchers in UCD Conway Institute and Systems Biology Ireland have identified a way that a new class of anti-inflammatory drugs may be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

08 November 2013 - UCD researchers connect with global charitable foundation
UCD Conway researchers represent University College Dublin at funding networking event

30 October 2013 - Addressing critical gaps in breast cancer research
Breast cancer will claim more than *185,000 lives in the UK by 2030, with a similar trend expected in the Republic of Ireland, if 10 critical gaps that exist in breast cancer research are not urgently addressed.

01 October 2013 - A PhD guide to organise symposia
Rising to the challenge of organising a scientific meeting.

30 September 2013 - 2013 UCD Conway Festival gold medal for cilia research
Doctoral candidate, Nils Lambacher was awarded the 2013 UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation gold medal for his research on the regulation of cilium structure.

17 September 2013 - UCD Conway Institute celebrates 10 years of research excellence
UCD Conway Institute, Ireland’s flagship biomedical institute celebrates 10 years of research excellence

12 September 2013 - UCD Ulysses Medal for Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly
In recognition of his outstanding research contribution on the genetic causes of diabetes and endocrine obesity, Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly was awarded the UCD Ulysses Medal, the highest honour that the university can bestow.

02 September 2013 - Irish Cancer Society fund new breast cancer research centre
The Irish Cancer Society has brought together Ireland’s leading breast cancer researchers in a new five year collaboration that aims for better treatments for breast cancer in Ireland.

26 July 2013 - Metabolomics prize for Conway PhD student
Helena Gibbons, a PhD student in the laboratory of Dr Lorraine Brennan is awarded best oral presentation at the International Metabolomics Society conference.

08 July 2013 - TedxUCD talk by Conway postdoctoral researcher
Dr Nora Khaldi, a postdoctoral bioinformatics researcher in the UCD Conway Institute and in UCD CASL, was one of twelve presenters at the first ever TEDx event held at University College Dublin.

02 July 2013 - PhD student award for nanoparticle research
Best oral presentation at the 2013 Dublin Chemistry Graduate Programme showcase

02 July 2013 - 2013 DAMC Young Investigator Research Meeting
Showcasing clinical and translational research being conducted through the DAMC.

17 June 2013 - Igniting Discovery - UCD Conway Institute 10 year anniversary
Celebrating a decade of translational research at UCD Conway Institute

06 June 2013 - Three Conway Fellows elected to Royal Irish Academy
In recognition of their outstanding achievements in science, three Conway Fellows have been elected to the ranks of the Royal Irish Academy.

05 June 2013 - Conway Focus Summer 2013 available
The latest issue of Conway Focus is now available online and in print.

05 June 2013 - Bringing novel melanoma diagnostics towards the clinic
University College Dublin will lead a €1.7M European project focused on bringing novel melanoma diagnostics towards the clinic

04 June 2013 - Antibody engineering know-how
New Nature Protocols article from UCD scientists describes the design and development of recombinant antigen-binding molecules

23 May 2013 - Study: Ireland needs real-time database for youth suicide
A new report on suicide in Ireland shows that suicide cases experienced a significant number (and intensity) of life events in the 6 months prior to their death.

23 May 2013 - Reducing experimental inflammatory arthritis
UCD researchers have successfully reduced inflammation in the swollen arthritic knees of a murine model using a novel nanoparticle.

13 May 2013 - A new ‘on’ signal for inflammation
A new study involving UCD researchers has discovered a signal that appears to trigger inflammation when the threat of a bacterial infection looms.

07 May 2013 - Identifying key regulators of kidney injury
UCD researchers led by Conway Fellow, Professor Catherine Godson have described for the first time how the miRNA family, let-7 miRNA, plays a key role in regulating kidney injury.

07 May 2013 - Setting standards for protein localisation
An international collaboration between UCD and KTH-Stockholm has localised in excess of 500 proteins in mammalian cells using antibody-based localisation and fluorescent protein tagging methods.

15 April 2013 - BRAF mutation less common among melanoma patients in Ireland
New data shows melanoma-driving mutations vary by demographic area with different treatment options required for patients without a BRAF mutation.

08 April 2013 - Improving anti-cancer agents using biodegradable plastic
UCD researchers have created an improved anti-cancer agent using small molecules derived from a biodegradable plastic, PHA.

24 March 2013 - Holistic scoring system of obesity treatment outcomes
A new scoring system developed by UCD researchers takes a holistic view of the effect of obesity treatment in patients.

07 March 2013 - Sunlight exposure during pregnancy impacts bone growth
More sunlight months during pregnancy (above 42 degrees north) gives newborns longer thighbones according to new research

21 March 2013 - Rheumatoid arthritis research wins 2013 MMI medal
UCD student wins 2013 Molecular Medicine Ireland (MMI) medal for her oral presentation of rheumatoid arthritis research.

04 March 2013 - Towards converting municipal waste to 'green' alternative
SYNPOL: Biopolymers from syngas fermentation is a new collaborative project of the 7th EU RTD Framework Programme

28 February 2013 - Experiencing life at the bench
Transition year pupils hear first-hand about the working lives of Conway researchers.

21 February 2013 - Primitive forms of complex human processes identified in Amoeba genome
New research indicates that the re-purposing of existing facilities already present in unicellular organisms enabled, in many key aspects, the development of multicellular animals.

31 January 2013 - Success for Conway scientists under new Government investment
The projects of six UCD Conway scientists were among 85 pioneering research initiatives selected to further accelerate Ireland’s recovery through innovation.

31 January 2013 - Rewiring the nucleolus to support HIV-1 virus replication
The findings of new research describe how HIV-1 virus triggers changes in the cellular environment to boost protein production activities and support its replication strategy.

07 January 2013 - Research identifies genetic marker of aggressive lung disease
PhD student, David O’Dwyer is recognised for translational medicine research at the 2012 Irish Thorascic Society scientific meeting.

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