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First point of care blood test for heart disease in Malawi

Researchers from University College Dublin and Imperial College London have carried out a blood test for detecting early signs of heart disease for the first time in Malawi, Africa as part of a new research project for the management of type 2 diabetes.

Genetic insights to vesicoureteric reflux

Researchers at the National Centre for Medical Genetics have conducted a genome scan of 225 Irish families to locate causative mutations in vesicoureteric reflux. Their work indicates that the condition is even more genetically heterogeneous than previously thought while also highlighting various genes already implicated in urinary tract development.

President of Ireland Young Researcher award for UCD scientist

Prof Carel Le Roux has been awarded a prestigious President of Ireland Young Investigator Award by President Michael D Higgins in recognition of his research into mechanistic understanding of appetite control and its role in obesity and related diseases. The SFI award acknowledges cutting-edge research in fields considered critical to Ireland’s economic and social prosperity.