Scientists at University College Dublin have identified a new genetic cause for a rare form of liver failure that affects young children. As a result, the UCD group has developed a non-invasive diagnostic test for this disorder, which can be used as a substitute for painful liver and muscle biopsies. The findings are published in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism.
Congratulations to Dr. Maria Prencipe, winner of the Young Investigators Research Symposium 2012 laboratory-based oral presentation award. Maria's research focused on treatment-resistant prostate cancer cells, and presented methods by which cells can be manipulated for more effective therapeutic treatment
On Monday 21st May 2012, the School of Medicine and Medical Science welcomed a visiting delegation from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. UCD has developed important links with Emory University and each year, students from the UCD Medicine programme undertake clinical summer electives at Emory Healthcare.
Each year, students at UCD School of Medicine & Medical Science compete for a number of highly-prized international elective opportunities at locations all over the world. The School is delighted to announce and congratulate the winners of the 2012 summer elective programme.
John McCormick, first year Medicine student at UCD has been awarded the Institute of Biology of Ireland Excellence award in recognition of his outstanding performance in the recent Leaving Certificate Biology exam. John and three other students achieved the highest marks in the country.
Karen Coss, a Translational Medicine PhD Student at the UCD Clinical Research Centre has been awarded the prestigious Neil Buist Research Award by the United States Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders. Karen's research focuses on long-term complications associated with Classical Galactosaemia, a rare metabolic disorder.
Danielle Molloy, 4th year student of Biomedical Health and Life Sciences, has had two 1st author abstracts accepted to European League against Rheumatism Scientific Meeting. Danielle has also been selected as a finalist out of 3500 abstracts in the EULAR abstract awards 2012.