Applications are invited for a full-time Medical Traineeship in Neuroanatomy. The research project will focus on neuroimmunological and regenerative repair strategies after spinal cord injury, with an emphasis on anti-inflammatory mediators to enhance functional recovery. Successful candidates will undertake a graduate research degree while gaining skills and experience teaching functional and clinical anatomy to medical and allied health students.
Unique needs of adolescents and young adults (AYA) are to be addressed in new National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026 launched recently by the Minister for Health, Mr Simon Harris TD. Prof Owen Smith welcomes the focus on previously unmet needs of AYA's and notes that the new children's hospital will play a central role in the implementation of the strategy.
Our researchers have recently published the genetic basis of a family’s presentation with ataxia. They have found a missense mutation in a gene known as ITPR1 which causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 29 (SCA29). The pathogenic gain of-function missense mutation was located within the suppressor region of ITPR1. This is the ﬁrst report of a gain-of-function disease mutation and contributes to our understanding of how variation in this gene can lead to neurological dysfunction.
Winner of the 2016 Dr Nicholas and Mrs Maura Martin Scholarship, Ms Laura Dugan undertook a four-week clinical elecive at the Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia.
The UCD Centre for Human Reproduction has reported that the number of caesarean sections have soared in Ireland's two biggest maternity hospitals by 154% over the last 25 years.