UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science - News http://www.ucd.ie/medicine Recent news from UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science en-gb 15 <![CDATA[NUI Honours Prof Michael Earley]]> The National University of Ireland conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine on Prof Michael Earley, distinguished plastic and reconstruction surgeon and UCD Clinical Professor at the Children's University Hospital, Temple Street.

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<![CDATA[Student Reflection | Research in Malawi]]> Master Chisale has just completed his MSc by research on childhood pneumonia in the community in Malawi.  He spoke about what he has learned when undertaking this research in UCD. While TB receives much attention nationally and globally, Master feels that childhood pneumonia is a neglected condition even though it is a very common in Malawi. 

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<![CDATA[Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development]]> CRDI invite expressions of interest for their online module entitled 'Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development'.  The module is free of charge for UCD postgraduate students and staff. Closing date: 18 Nov 18. 

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<![CDATA[2019 Medical Intern Training]]> Information regarding the HSE application process for the 2019 Medical Intern training programme will be launched on the 19th October 2018.  Please note that the expected closing date for applications is Tuesday 30th October 2018.  Information is also available regarding the 2019 Intern Employment Eligibility Test.

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<![CDATA[Mimicking Nature to Treat Vascular Disease]]> Copying the activity of molecules found naturally in the body could provide a new approach to treating vascular disease in diabetes, a new study involving our researchers at the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre has found.  

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<![CDATA[Pro-resolving lipid mediators: Agents of anti-ageing? ]]> 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. 

 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourresearch/researchcentres/diabetescomplicationsresearchcentre/news/title,424348,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/ourresearch/researchcentres/diabetescomplicationsresearchcentre/news/title,424348,en.html Fri, 05 Oct 2018 09:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Messenger molecues targeted in diabetes research]]> 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.

 

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<![CDATA[RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus Launched ]]> RCSI & UCD Malaysia Campus (RUMC), formerly Penang Medical College (PMC) was officially launched by Minister Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Education and Skills.  The institution’s upgrade to Foreign University Branch Campus was approved by the Malaysian MOE in March this year and represents an important milestone in the development of our Malaysia campus.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2018/title,423491,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/september2018/title,423491,en.html Thu, 27 Sep 2018 15:59:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UCD Researchers collaborate to tackle 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. 

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<![CDATA[Hearing the Patient Voice]]> 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.

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<![CDATA[UCD Clinical Trials Masterclass]]> The UCD Intern Training Network in conjunction with the UCD Clinical Research Centre will hold a Clinical Trials Master Class for all academic track interns from across the country on Saturday 8th September 2018 in the UCD Catherine McAuley Research & Education Centre at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,420947,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/intern/newsevents/title,420947,en.html Sat, 08 Sep 2018 09:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Resolution of Inflammation, Infection and Tissue Regeneration]]> 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.

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<![CDATA[UCD Allergan Innovation Award 2018]]> Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the UCD Allergan Innovation Award which will be award at the 2018 UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation. A bursary of up to €8,000 will be awarded to the early career researcher(s) whose research shows greatest innovative potential.

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<![CDATA[Using Artificial Intelligence to Detect Eye Disease]]> In a paper published in Nature Medicine, UK clinical scientists describe an application of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology which can recommend the correct referral decision for over 50 eye diseases as accurately as world-leading experts.  The machine learning technology is trained on thousands of retinal scans to identify features of eye disease that should be referred for specialist treatment.  As one of the senior authors is a UCD alumnus, Dr Pearse Keane, we asked UCD staff to comment on the significance of this work.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2018/title,416436,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/august2018/title,416436,en.html Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:21:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Novel Myofibroblast Differences in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis]]> Variations in the genetic profiles and functional characteristics of myofibroblasts of different origins may hold the key to identifying therapeutic targets in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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<![CDATA[Anaesthetic Research Fellowship]]> Congratulations to Dr Tom Wall (from Professor Donal Buggy’s group) who received the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (CAI) Anaesthetic Research Fellowship for his presentation on The Effect of Anaesthetic Agents on Metastasis in a Mouse Model of Breast Cancer which won the research group a Scholarship prize of €25,000.

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<![CDATA[Prescribing Aspirin in Early Pregnancy to Reduce Preeclampsia Incidence]]> After showing that women in Ireland and the UK are open to taking a preventative low daily dose of asprin to reduce risk of preeclampsia and had a high level of adherence to this daily dose, the UCD Perinatal Research Centre is calling for a widespread randomised controlled trial to address the efficacy and safety of a low dose aspirin approach, compared with a screening approach.

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<![CDATA[Call for Nominations for UCD Medicine Harps]]> Throughout our School’s history, we’ve a proud tradition of students, staff and alumni representing their clubs, county and university in Gaelic Games.  So in the run up to Gaelic Sunday and the business end of this year’s All-Ireland Football Championships, we thought we’d try to put together a UCD Medicine dream team. We invite you to nominate players – male or female - of any county in any era, who were students, staff or graduates of the School and who represented their county at underage, minor or senior level football for inclusion in our 30-person squad. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,415069,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,415069,en.html Fri, 27 Jul 2018 19:02:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Outcome of Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Dyskeratosis Congenita]]> A team of international investigators supported by researchers from Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, examined the outcome of HSCT in the largest cohort of DC patients ever studied.  The retrospective, multi-centre study showed that overall survival and event-free survival  at 3 years after HSCT were 66% and 62%, respectively.   

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<![CDATA[Comparison of Maternal Dietary Intakes of Smokers with Non-Smokers]]> Women who continue smoking during pregnancy have serious inadequacies of both dietary micronutrients and macronutrients which could potentially aggravate fetal growth restriction caused by direct toxicity from cigarettes.

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<![CDATA[Genome instability is a consequence of transcription deficiency in patients with bone marrow failure]]> A team of international researchers have demonstrated that genome instability in bone marrow failure patients with biallelic ERCC6L2 variants arises due to a particular genetic mutation causing a primary transcription deficiency rather than as a consequence of a DNA repair defect.

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<![CDATA[UCD Surgical Society News]]> The UCD Surgical Society Call for Abstracts for their annual conference is now open.  The conference, entitled "Stepping Up to the Table" takes place in St Vincent's University Hospital on the 1st December 2018 (Date subject to confirmation).  Closing date for receipt of abstracts is early November 2018.  Please check UCD Surgical Society Facebook page for further details. 

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,412205,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/july2018/title,412205,en.html Tue, 03 Jul 2018 11:13:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Key 2018/2019 Dates for Graduate Research Students]]> A summary of key dates for new and continuing Graduate Research students is presented here for information.  It is the responsibility of students and their supervisors to familiarise themselves with the School's procedures and policies in respect of graduate research studies.

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<![CDATA[Our Thanks to Professor Patrick Murray]]> As he concludes his five year term of office as Dean of Medicine and Head of School, we take this opportunity to thank Professor Patrick Murray for his outstanding leadership and for his tremendous support to our students and staff.

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<![CDATA[2018 UCD Medicine Conferring Dinner]]> The School celebrated the 2018 UCD Medicine Conferring with its annual conferring dinner at UCD O'Reilly Hall on the evening of Thursday 7th June 2018.  A number of student and staff medals and prizes were presented and the School's Honorary Fellowship was awarded to Dr Rhona Mahony, Master at the National Maternity Hospital.

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<![CDATA[Birth Weight & Gestational Weight Gain]]> Researchers at the UCD Centre for Human Reproduction at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital have published the results of an observational cohort study investigating the correlation between gestational weight gain and infant birth weight.  The group concluded that the positive correlation between GWG in pregnancy and BW can be accounted for by the contribution of fetal weight to GWG antenatally without a contribution from increased maternal adiposity.

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2018/title,411184,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/june2018/title,411184,en.html Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:33:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Can Bariatric Surgery Cure Type 2 Diabetes?]]> This video by The Economist examines the impact of bariatric surgery as a potential therapy for the remission of Type 2 Diabetes.

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<![CDATA[2018 UCD Medicine Conferring]]> The 2018 UCD Medicine Conferring took place at UCD O’Reilly Hall, Belfield on Thursday 7thJune 2018 with 304 graduands conferred with undergraduate and graduate masters or doctoral degrees.  The conferring featured posthumous degree awards to the late Dr Lorcán Miller and Dr Eimear Walsh as well as the awarding of the inaugural Lorcán Miller medal and Eimear Walsh medal to Dr Jennifer Britton by members of Lorcán and Eimear’s families.

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<![CDATA[New Director at UCD Charles Institute]]> The University has announced the appointment of Prof Desmond J Tobin as new Director of the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology and Professor of Dermatological Sciences.  Prof Tobin will take up his appointment in September 2018 and joins the School as UCD Professor of Dermatological Sciences.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,410384,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,410384,en.html Thu, 31 May 2018 18:26:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Risk-adapted Treatment of Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia]]> An international clinical trial involving researchers at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin has demonstrated that extended use of all-trans retinoic acid coupled to risk-adapted consolidation can achieve high remission rates in childhood acute promyelocytic leukaemia whilst limiting anthracycline exposure.  

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http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,410378,en.html http://www.ucd.ie/medicine/medicine/news/may2018/title,410378,en.html Thu, 31 May 2018 17:51:00 GMT