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News Archive 2014

22 December 2014 - FutureHealth: Accelerating health science innovations
UCD and the NDRC launch FutureHealth; a new pre-accelerator programme to support early stage ‘healthtech’ ventures

15 December 2014 - Recent research publications from UCD Conway Institute
New insights across the Institute's research areas of focus

11 December 2014 - Arming nanoparticles for cancer diagnosis and treatment
UCD researchers have successfully manipulated nanoparticles to target two human breast cancer cell lines as a tool in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

08 December 2014 - 2014 Irish Laboratory Awardees
UCD researchers and staff swooped four trophies at the 2014 Irish Laboratory Awards

05 December 2014 - Visualising cancer cell interactions in 3D
UCD researchers devise a 3D method of culturing and imaging cancer and normal epithelial cells together using a gel matrix and time-lapse image analysis.

24 November 2014 - Growing research programmes with Movember
Raising awareness of prostate cancer will help fund vital research programmes into the disease

17 November 2014 - Recent UCD Conway Institute research publications
Acquiring a taste for cheese and other recent research publications from UCD Conway Institute

10 November 2014 - Joint winner of Get Started Technology Venture Programme 2014
Dr Orla Galvin is the joint winner of the Get Started Technology Venture Programme 2014, which is run as part of the Science Foundation Ireland / Enterprise Ireland Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) programme.

10 November 2014 - Conway researcher wins Irish Cardiac Society award
Dr Chris Watson wins the Brian Maurer Young Investigator award at 2014 Irish Cardiac Society conference

10 November 2014 - Highly organised protein structure implicated in schizophrenia
Proteins and genes associated with a complex network within the brain known as the postsynaptic density (PSD) have been implicated in schizophrenia.

04 November 2014 - Prestigious Nature accolade for inspiring science students
Professor Cormac Taylor has received the 2014 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science at the Science Foundation Ireland 2014 Summit.

03 November 2014 - Professor Des Higgins in Nature's Top 10
A research paper by Professor Des Higgins that set the international standard for DNA sequence analysis is featured in Nature's Top 10 most highly cited research publications of all time.

23 October 2014 - Prompt diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis crucial
New research shows that a delay of more than 6 months from initial symptoms to a diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis leads to poorer outcomes for patients.

23 October 2014 - IRC scholarship award for pre-eclampsia biomarker project
PhD student, Paulina Szklanna receives a 2014 Irish Research Council postgraduate scholarship award

23 October 2014 - SBI and EMBL sign memorandum of understanding
Alliance to enhance cooperation between the two research institutions

22 October 2014 - Research highlights from 2014 UCD Conway Festival
With particular emphasis on emerging research from early career researchers, the 2014 UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation showcased excellent work from across the breadth of the Institute

16 October 2014 - Latest issue of UCD Conway Focus now available
Highlighting research and innovation successes by Conway scientists

10 October 2014 - Conway Fellow to chair EU joint programming advisory board
Professor Helen Roche has been appointed Chair elect of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL)

06 October 2014 - Major new resource for fungal research
Scientific tools to understand the how the fungal pathogen, Candida parapsilosis causes infection.

03 October 2014 - New technology for Imaging Core
High pressure freezing (HPF) technology arrives to the Imaging Core at UCD Conway Institute

19 September 2014 - Enzyme chemistry research wins 2014 UCD Conway Festival medal
PhD student, Jennifer Cleary received the 2014 UCD Conway Festival medal from Professor Andrew Deeks, UCD President.

06 August 2014 - Using evolution to decipher how mycobacteria regulate responses
UCD researchers have published the first study in mycobacteria to identify genome-wide regulatory elements using comparative transcriptomics

08 July 2014 - Prof Des Higgins named among world's top 3000
Conway Fellow, Prof. Des Higgins has been named on Thomson Reuters’ list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014

04 July 2014 - Asking ‘Do My Genes Define Me?’ at TEDxUCD 2014
Dr Niamh O’Sullivan, Conway alumnus and UCD lecturer in neuroscience and genetics, shares what she learnt from her own genome profile at TEDxUCD 2014

23 June 2014 - Jekyll & Hyde protein signalling
New research shows opposing biological functions are regulated by the same elements within a protein signalling network

18 June 2014 - UCD scientist awarded international funding for cancer research
Dr Colm J. Ryan has been awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship worth €300,000 over four years to work in Systems Biology Ireland at UCD

10 June 2014 - Latest issue of Conway Focus now available
Highlighting the research and innovation successes by scientists in UCD Conway Institute in the past three months.

10 June 2014 - Tailoring treatment in ovarian cancer
Clinicians urgently need the tools to provide a more accurate prognosis for ovarian cancer patients

05 June 2014 - New guide to data interpretation
Helping scientists choose the best strategy for preparing their data for statistical analysis

22 May 2014 - A new look at the solid-liquid interface
Rodriguez group describe a new tool to understand ion behaviour at the solid-liquid interface.

16 May 2014 - Enabling research projects in key priority areas for Ireland
Conway Fellows secure SFI Investigator programme funding in recent announcement by Ministers Bruton and Sherlock

12 May 2014 - Half of Irish mums-to-be gain ‘too much’ weight in pregnancy
Almost half (43%) of all pregnant women in Ireland exceed medical guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy, according to a new study published in the journal, Obesity.

12 May 2014 - Boyle Higgins Gold Medal for UCD Chemist
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to chemistry, Professor Pat Guiry has been awarded the Boyle Higgins Gold Medal.

25 April 2014 - Conway PhD student becomes ICON-GPA Life Sciences Ambassador
PhD student, Oisin Gough in the Diabetes Complications Research Centre accepts an inaugural ICON-GPA Life Sciences Ambassador role

08 April 2014 - Conway’s Microdiffusion Analysis: 80 years on and counting
Two papers published by the Institute’s namesake, Prof Edward Joseph Conway have become Biochemical Journal classics

01 April 2014 - First point of care blood test for heart disease in Malawi
A team of researchers from University College Dublin and Imperial College London enable detection of early signs of heart disease as part of a new research project for the management of type 2 diabetes.

01 April 2014 - Genetic insights to vesicoureteric reflux
UCD researchers carry out a genome scan of 225 Irish families to locate causative mutations in vesicoureteric reflux.

28 March 2014 - President of Ireland Young Researcher award for UCD scientist
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to translational obesity research, Professor Carel le Roux has received a President of Ireland Young Researcher award (PIYRA).

27 March 2014 - MMI award for prostate cancer research
Conway PhD student, Karen Hanrahan (Watson group) won an award for her prostate cancer research at the 2014 Molecular Medicine Ireland scientific meeting.

21 March 2014 - Recognition for Conway researchers at 2014 IACR meeting
Three Conway early career researchers scooped prizes for their research at the 2014 Irish Association of Cancer Research annual meeting held in Galway.

18 March 2014 - Latest issue of Conway Focus now available
Research and innovation highlights from Conway scientists in the last three months

11 March 2014 - Targeting monocyte function to reverse atherosclerosis
The Belton group describe a novel functional role for conjugated linoleic acid in The Journal of Immunology

25 February 2014 - EU consortium to develop treatments for irreversible blindness
Conway Fellow, Dr Breandan Kennedy leads project funded through Marie Curie Industry-Academia Pathways & Partnerships (IAPP) award

24 February 2014 - Perspectives on connecting health at National Healthcare Conference 2014
For the first time, Ireland’s largest annual healthcare conference will feature patient, clinician and innovator perspectives on connecting health

06 February 2014 - Targeting cardiac fibrosis for heart failure treatment
New EU FP7 project proposes novel early detection and therapy of cardiac abnormalities

05 February 2014 - Conway researcher scoops prestigious cancer award
Dr Maria Prencipe wins the 11th St Luke’s Young Investigator award.

30 January 2014 - Opening doors to personalising cancer care
UCD Ireland East cancer open house held on Thursday, 23rd and Friday, 24th January provided a valuable opportunity to personalise roles in the battle against cancer

21 January 2014 - Focusing in on high-resolution network biology
‘Fine-grained’ techniques may improve targeted therapeutics

19 January 2014 - UCD scientists identify ‘molecular fossil’ in fungi
Genetic analysis pinpoints evolutionary switch in regulating response to low oxygen levels

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