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Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

UCD to Lead €4 million European Research Network Developing Mental Health Services Technologies

EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

‘Hum Your Way to Better Health’ Wins SciFest 2016

Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

30 November 2016

The UCC School of Pharmacy-led PEARRL (Pharmaceutical Education and Research with Regulatory Links) Network officially launched this week. The network, funded by Horizon 2020 and Marie Sklodowska-Curie innovation programme, aims to achieve earlier patient access to new medicines, has been launched. The PEARRL project brings together 18 leading European institutions, including Pharma industry, academia and […]

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UCD to Lead €4 million European Research Network Developing Mental Health Services Technologies

23 November 2016

Technology Enabled Mental Health for Young People (TEAM), a new €4 million research and training network focused on developing new technologies to support the provision of mental health services for young people, was announced on Tuesday, November 22, at University College Dublin (UDC). A UCD Press release said that numerous international studies have concluded that […]

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EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

23 November 2016

Biotech start-up EpiCor Therapeutics won the UCD Start-Up of the Year Award 2016 on Thursday, November 17. It received a €20,000 prize as part of the overall winner award of the UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme. The start-up is aiming to develop a treatment for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), a significant cause of sudden cardiac death. […]

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‘Hum Your Way to Better Health’ Wins SciFest 2016

18 November 2016

Caolann Brady , a student from Celbridge, Kildare, won the grand award in the SciFest 2016 final, held at the Marino Conference Centre in Dublin on Friday, November 11, with a project titled Hum Your Way to Better Health. The Irish Examiner reported that Brady was born with asthma, prompting her to develop a technique […]

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Record Number of Collaborative Agreements Signed Between Industry and Researchers in 2015

18 November 2016

Research by Knowledge Transfer Ireland found that 748 collaborative new research agreements between research performing organisations and industry were signed in 2015, a record number, according to a November 18 report by Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. This was an increase of 16% over 2014. Results of the Annual Knowledge Transfer Survey, which tracks […]

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New drug for treatment of aggressive breast cancer found by Irish researchers

01 November 2016

As recently published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers from Breast-Predict, may have found a new drug for the treatment of Triple-negative breast cancer. The drug APR-246, which will be tested in clinical trials to ensure its success, prevents the growth of Triple-negative breast cancer cells. Breast- Predict is an Irish Cancer Society Collaborative […]

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Irish wind energy industry expected to create numerous jobs by 2020

27 October 2016

A recently published survey of the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA), released at the autumn conference in Killarney, showed enormous growth opportunities in the wind energy industry in Ireland in the future. A total of 150 Irish energy companies participated in the survey, which resulted in the outcome that, by the end of the decade, […]

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Irish research at Trinity College supported through 2.3 million Euro investment by Nokia & SFI

24 October 2016

The materials science institute AMBER, headquartered at Trinity College in Dublin, will continue its cooperation with Nokia Bell Labs and the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) for another 4 years. Both Institutions will invest a total of 2.3 million Euro to make future research projects possible. The sum will be divided, as Nokia plans to provide […]

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Galway-based research centre gets €68 million backing

26 September 2016

Ireland’s presence in the medtech research industry has just received a massive boost as Cúram, the Centre for Research in Medical Devices, has launched at NUI Galway. The centre has received investments totalling €68 million, with a commitment of €49 million over six years from Science Foundation Ireland and industry, while a further €19 million […]

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Irish startup gets €500k investment to research medical benefits of cannabis

23 September 2016

GreenLight Medicines has secured €500,000 from a consortium of Irish investors to fund research into the potential medicinal benefits of cannabis extracts. The Irish pharmaceutical start-up, founded in 2015, has also secured €1.35 million in cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil from Swiss-American firm, Isodiol. The CBD, which comprises around 40% of the cannabis plant’s extract, will […]

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