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HRB invests €10 million in four new clinical trial networks

19 May 2015

Stroke patients, mothers and babies, primary care and intensive care patients will all benefit from the four new clinical trial networks, which will improve people’s health and patient care by addressing important research...[more]

Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and the link to chronic diseases in later life

28 April 2015

HRB-funded researchers at University College Cork have found people with multimorbidity (that is two or more chronic diseases at the same time) were more likely to report having adverse experiences in childhood than people...[more]

Major investment in human genome research by joint SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust funding

31 March 2015

Professor Brian McStay, from NUI Galway has secured €1.5 funding from the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership to study uncharacterised regions of the genome that could advance our understanding of a wide range...[more]

HRB publishes expert review of strategy

27 January 2015

A panel of international experts has conducted an in-depth review of the Health Research Board (HRB) strategic business plan 2010-2014. Their role was to determine how well the organisation performed against its’ objectives over...[more]

HRB reports latest drug-related deaths figures

15 December 2014

The number of drug-related deaths has decreased slightly from 645 in 2011 to 633 in 2012*, according to the latest figures published by the Health Research Board (HRB). A total of 350 people died as a result of poisoning (i.e....[more]

Varadkar announces research to improve patient monitoring in Emergency Departments

1 December 2014

The research is one of two new HRB-funded projects aimed specifically at tackling quality and patient safety issues.[more]

Varadkar announces €850,000 investment for research into rare diseases

13 November 2014

Five charities will provide matching funding bringing total investment to €1.9M. They will share €850,000 in State funding to take part in international research into rare medical conditions, including respiratory infections and...[more]

Minister Varadkar announces €13.5M for research into cancer, antibiotics & other vital treatments

29 October 2014

Cancer, asthma, kidney injuries and antibiotics are just some of the areas likely to benefit from €13.5 million in funding for new health research projects announced today by Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar. [more]

Intellectual Disability Services - HRB publish latest figures on current use and future demand

2 October 2014

The Health Research Board (HRB) published today the Annual Report of the National Intellectual Disability Database Committee 2013. The report, based on data from 27,691 people, highlights service provision levels in 2013 along...[more]

New Irish cancer clinical trial takes centre stage at major US conference

15 September 2014

A new Irish clinical trial funded by the Health Research Board has revealed that you can achieve the same results with less radiation and fewer doses for patients with malignant spinal cord compression. [more]

New Irish research sheds light on how aspirin works to reduce cancer deaths

13 August 2014

Researchers funded by the Health Research Board and Irish Cancer Society have discovered that women who had been prescribed aspirin regularly before being diagnosed with breast cancer are less likely to have cancer that spread to...[more]

Irish Alcohol Diaries 2013: New figures reveal 75% of alcohol is consumed as part of binge session

20 June 2014

New figures published today by the Health Research Board confirm that Irish drinking patterns are harmful and almost one in fourteen drinkers meet criteria for dependent drinking. The figures were captured as part of the first...[more]

New report reveals the latest drug trends in Europe

27 May 2014

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will publish the European drug report 2014: trends and developments today. This report summarises the latest trends across the 28 EU member states, and Norway...[more]

40,000 cases treated for problem alcohol use over five years - HRB report latest figures

1 April 2014

More than 40,000 cases were treated for problem alcohol use between 2008 and 2012 according to new figures from the Health Research Board (HRB).[more]

New Irish guidelines will protect small babies in the womb

6 March 2014

Building on their discovery last year that is re-writing the rule books on care of babies in the womb, Irish researchers have developed the first Irish Clinical Practice Guidelines on Fetal Growth Restriction. The guidelines...[more]

Kids with rare diseases to benefit from new genetic tests

27 February 2014

HRB-funded researchers at Crumlin Children's Hospital and University College Dublin (UCD) have developed new genetic tests that will speed up diagnosis of rare diseases in children and help avoid the need for invasive procedures....[more]

HRB publishes latest drug-related death figures

22 January 2014

The number of drug-related deaths in Ireland has increased from 597 in 2010, to 607 in 2011 according to the latest figures published by the Health Research Board (HRB). [more]

Health Research Board invests €9 million in new research leaders

8 January 2014

22 new research jobs in the pipeline as a result of the new initiative.[more]

HRB Board appoints Graham Love as Chief Executive

6 January 2014

Dr Graham Love will take up the position of Chief Executive at the Health Research Board in March 2014.


Belly fat could prevent cancer killing cells doing their job

5 December 2013

Carrying excess fat on the waistline could prevent cancer killing cells from doing their job, according to a new Health Research Board (HRB) funded study. This fat can become inflamed in obesity and it has been linked with...[more]

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