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Minister Varadkar Announces €13.5M Awarded for Research

Cancer, asthma, kidney injuries and antibiotics are just some of the areas likely to benefit from €13.5 million in funding for new health research projects announced today by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. A total of 36 projects are being supported by the Health Research Board (HRB) over the next three to five years. Dr Paddy Mallon, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, SMMS was among those invited to present details about a project which has been funded. 

Can We Teach Old Drugs New Tricks?

UCD research team adopt drug repurposing strategies to develop novel cardiovascular disease therapies that can potentially be fast tracked to the clinic. A new project that focuses on the repurposing of FDA approved epigenetic based therapies for the treatment of diseases associated with cardiac hypertrophy hasbeen awarded funding from Enterprise Ireland. 

Prompt Diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis Crucial

This year, the Irish Skin Foundation will mark World Psoriasis Day by launch the #saysomething campaign to empower people with psoriasis to speak up and say something if their treatment isn’t working or their psoriasis is getting them down. Through this campaign, the Irish Skin Foundation hope to highlight the impact that living with a chronic long term condition like psoriasis can have on all areas of life.