July 2014

The Earls of Barrymore DNA Project

Tue, 29 July 14 09:03

Historians and academic scientists will use modern genetic science to unravel the mysteries surrounding a prominent Irish family.

Deadline extended - Postgraduate scholarships in anatomy

Wed, 6 August 14 14:12

Applications are invited from graduates with medicine or life science degrees for full-time Medical Traineeships within the School in the areas of Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Informatics.

Dr. Francesco Caiazza Recipient of Affymetrix 2014 Tumour Profiling Grant Award to Support Translational Cancer Research

Fri, 25 July 14 09:55

The grant program is designed to support translational cancer research in discovery and analytical validation of biomarkers that may address current unmet clinical needs in cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

New Research to Improve Psoriasis Treatment Monitoring

Wed, 23 July 14 08:57

New research by Dr Paul Collins and colleagues in the Charles Clinic for Dermatology at St. Vincent’s University Hospital could provide alternative, pain-free monitoring of patients undergoing treatment with methotrexate.

ACoRD Collaboration with NextCODE Takes Aim at Genetic Causes of Autism and Rare Diseases

Fri, 11 July 14 09:00

Our Academic Centre on Rare Diseases is collaborating with NextCODE to advance UCD research leadership in sequence-based diagnostics and large-scale whole-genome discovery efforts in paediatric disorders including autism and rare genetic diseases.

Morphine-based Pain Relief Could Influence Spread of Cancer Cells

Thu, 10 July 14 09:00

Prof. Donal Buggy leads research which indicates that the type of anaesthesia used during breast surgery may affect the risk of cancer recurrence.

UCD Researcher Takes Master's Medal

Tue, 8 July 14 17:43

UCD Researchers were well represented among the winners at the annual Coombe Women's & Children's University Hospital research prize-giving with Dr Amy O'Higgins, awarded the Master's Medal 2013 -2014 for her presentation on gestational weight gain and neonatal body composition.  Dr Patrick Maguire was awarded best clinical audit prize for his presentation on the use of early warning obstetric systems in maternal bacteraemia.  A number of other UCD Centre for Human Reproduction staff also presented at the research meeting.

Major European Congress of Paediatric Surgeons

Tue, 8 July 14 10:37

Prof. Prem Puri hosted the 15th European Congress of Paediatric Surgery in Convention Centre Dublin recently.  The European Congress under the auspices of European Paediatric Surgeons’ Association (EUPSA) was opened by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny on 19th June 2014, and attended by 762 delegates from 66 countries. 

Jekyll & Hyde Protein Signalling

Thu, 3 July 14 15:00

New research in Systems Biology Ireland shows opposing biological functions are regulated by the same elements within a protein signalling network.