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Immune system plays major role in regulation of body weight

1 September 2016

New research involving a team of Irish, American and Canadian researchers reveals that the immune system could be responsible for as much as 40% of our body’s ability to regulate weight.[more]

Irish researchers performing well in European Health Research

15 July 2016

Irish health researchers have secured over €31million in funding from Europe’s flagship research programme, Horizon 2020 as part of the €275 million draw down by Ireland, announced by Minister for Skills, Training and Innovation,...[more]

Alcohol consumption, harm and cost in Ireland - HRB publishes new report

22 June 2016

Newly compiled data from the hospital in-patient reporting system confirms impact of alcohol consumption on health system. New HRB report examines national findings on the patterns and effects of alcohol consumption and how it is...[more]

Health Research Board publish latest drug treatment figures

31 May 2016

HRB compares the Irish drug situation with the rest of Europe[more]

Major health benefits to be gained by sharing and linking data safely

24 May 2016

The Health Research Board (HRB) will publish a new report today outlining the infrastructure and services needed in Ireland to allow us to safely access, store, share and link data for research. [more]

Cultivating great research ideas for future health

12 April 2016

Four Irish researchers have secured €400,000 in Seed funding through the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership to explore their own novel research ideas. These include a new instrument to monitor infant brain...[more]

How smoking stops your lungs fighting tuberculosis

24 March 2016

Tobacco smoke particles 'clog up' immune cells and literally prevent them moving towards, and hence attacking, the tuberculosis bacteria. The findings have just been published in Cell, one of the most highly rated scientific...[more]

€2 million award to investigate new frontiers in inflammation research

1 March 2016

Arthritis, inflammatory bowel syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease all have one thing in common: inflammation. Understanding what causes it is crucial to developing new treatments for these chronic illnesses. [more]

TB breakthrough opens way for immunotherapy treatment

18 February 2016

In a second major breakthrough published this week, HRB-funded researchers at St James's Hospital and Trinity College Dublin discover new avenues to treat multi drug-resistant Tuberculosis (TB).[more]

HRB invests €5.7 million in research leaders in health

12 February 2016

The Health Research Board has appointed four new Research Leaders in the areas of suicide prevention, safe prescribing, dementia care and team leadership in the health services. The awards are designed to build capacity in areas...[more]

Dementia patients and carers to benefit from €4.5 million research investment

4 February 2016

The Health Research Board and The Atlantic Philanthropies are today announcing the research arm of Ireland’s first National Dementia Strategy. Seven new research projects have been funded to support the implementation of the...[more]

HRB launches Strategy 2016-2020

18 January 2016

Health Research Board to invest €250 million to drive greater innovation in clinical practice, health service design and delivery. [more]

Health Research Board publishes latest drug-related deaths figures

14 December 2015

The latest HRB figures show that almost two people died each day in Ireland during 2013 from poisoning, trauma or medical causes linked with drug use. A total of 679 people died in 2013. There have been 6002 deaths among people...[more]

Thousands of Irish patients to benefit from new clinical trials

22 November 2015

Thousands of Irish patients will now have the opportunity to participate in, or benefit from, a wide range of clinical trials as a result of the Health Research Board’s €100 million investment in clinical research infrastructure*...[more]

Intellectual Disability Services - HRB publish latest figures

12 November 2015

The Health Research Board (HRB) will today (12 November 2015) publish the Annual Report of the National Intellectual Disability Database Committee 2014. The report, based on data from 27,887 people, highlights service provision...[more]

New research shows how to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients

9 November 2015

Results from a new HRB-funded study, which aims to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people, reveal the potential for improved medication use, significant cost savings and reduced risk from side effects for...[more]

Breaking up MRSA - new discovery could reduce device-related infections in hospitals

9 July 2015

A new discovery which reveals how bacteria cling to the surfaces of medical devices, could have potential to significantly reduce infections from devices like catheters and other lines inserted into the body. [more]

Decrease in number of cases treated for problem alcohol use

9 June 2015

Health Research Board publishes latest figures for treated problem alcohol use in Ireland[more]

New report reveals the latest drug trends in Europe

3 June 2015

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will publish the 'European drug report 2015: trends and developments' today. This report summarises the latest trends across the 28 EU member states, and Norway...[more]

HRB publishes review on health effects of community water fluoridation

2 June 2015

Review finds no definitive evidence that community water fluoridation has negative health effects.[more]

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