The second Patient Voice in Diabetes Research event took place on Wednesday 14th November 2018 in the Old Lecture Theatre at St Vincent's University Hospital.
Professor Carel le Roux, from the UCD DCRC, is Head of Pathology and Chair of Experimental Pathology at UCD. This feature in RTÉ Brainstorm highlights Carel le Roux's work on "The way the gut talks to the brain controls what,how much and when we decide to eat". Within the link is a clip from RTÉ One's Claire Byrne Live.
Dr Ross Doyle from the UCD DCRC, working with Prof Catherine Godson, has published a review, in the Seminars of Immunology. He describes the role played by specialised proresolving lipid mediators in the resolution of inflammation and how insufficient levels of these mediators, or compromised responsiveness may play a role in the pathogenisis of many ageing-associated pathologies, e.g. Alzheimer’s Disease, atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes and kidney disease.
This study, led by Dr Eoin Brennan in UCD and Monash University in Melbourne looked at whether a synthetic version of a molecule called lipoxin could be used to copy the activity of the messengers and could in time reduce the incidence of stroke and heart problems in people with diabetes.
We recently worked with Mediaplanet IE on the 2018 Diabetes Awareness Campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of The Irish Independent.
A peek inside the University College Dublin Diabetes Complications Research Centre, where researchers are working together to conduct cutting-edge research into diabetes and its complications - and patients are part of the team.
We are delighted to feature a blog post by Kate Gajewska, a diabetes educator and doctoral candidate in Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, who spoke about the history of diabetes and her personal experience with type 1 diabetes at a recent DCRC event. Kate's blog article includes the history of diabetes and the importance of the patient voice highlighting the UCD DCRC Patient Voice in Diabetes Research event.
On June 25–26, 2018, the New York Academy of Sciences hosted Resolution of Inflammation, Infection and Tissue Regeneration, a symposium featuring many of the top researchers in the rapidly developing field of resolution pharmacology including Professor Catherine Godson, UCD Professor of Molecular Medicine and Director, UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre among the keynote speakers. In two days of oral presentations, a poster session, and an extensive panel discussion, speakers and attendees reviewed the biggest advances and challenges in resolution biology. The meeting covered the basic biology of inflammation and its resolution, studies on animal models of chronic and acute diseases, and clinical trials of promising new inflammation-resolving drugs.
The UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre were delighted to welcome students from Tallaght Community School to a Summer School that took place on Monday 20th - Thursday 23rd August 2018, at the UCD Conway Institute. The event provided our guests with an insight into scientific research that might inspire career choices.
This video by The Economist examines the impact of bariatric surgery as a potential therapy for the remission of Type 2 Diabetes.
The inaugural Patient Voice in Diabetes Research event takes place on Wednesday 13th June 2018 from 5:30-9pm in the UCD Charles Institute. This event is free but registration is required.
The 4th World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes takes place from 8th - 10th April 2019 at the Hilton Midtown, New York City. Further details from www.wcitd.com.
Prof Carel Le Roux describes in layperson's terms a summary of a clinical trial comparing semaglutide with dulaglutide when administered with metformin in the treatment of people with Type 2 diabetes.
Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology present 'The Resolution of Inflammation in Health and Disease' conference from 24th to 28th March 2018 at the Royal Dublin Society, Dublin. The scientiifc organising committee includes Prof Catherine Godson, UCD Professor of Molecular Medicine.