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Latest drug-related deaths figures

12 December 2017

Almost two people died each day in Ireland during 2015 as a result of poisoning, trauma or medical causes linked to drug use according to the latest figures from the Health Research Board (HRB). [more]

Stopping Heart Failure

23 November 2017

More than 3,000 Irish patients are now benefitting from a new intervention which prevents heart failure and that could help to avoid more than 17,250 hospital admissions a year.[more]

World antibiotic resistance day - 18 November

16 November 2017

The Health Research Board has invested €740,000 in two Irish research projects that look at how antibiotic resistance might be influenced by the food supply chain. The funding is part of a joint EU and international research...[more]

Innovative thinkers sought for HRB Board vacancies

13 November 2017

Interested in serving on the HRB Board? We currently have three vacancies. The details about the vacancies, eligibility and how to apply are available from the Stateboards.ie website. The closing date for submission of...[more]

New resource for neurodegenerative disease researchers

2 November 2017

The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), has just opened a searchable online database of neurodegenerative disease cohort studies called the JPND Global Cohort Portal.[more]

A new degree of openness for HRB-funded publications

25 October 2017

Dr Mairead O'Driscoll, Interim Chief Executive at the Health Research Board comments on the HRB Open Access initiative. [more]

€5.5 million for Irish biomedical research

22 October 2017

Three new projects will investigate more effective MRSA treatment options, sequence the genome of ‘Atlantic-edge’ populations and explore how the brain regulates access to feelings, perceptions and memories.[more]

€2 billion EU funding pot available for health research

18 October 2017

The Health Research Board and other Irish funding agencies launched the final three-year Work Programme of Horizon 2020 today, Wednesday 18th October in University College Dublin.[more]

Blood transfusions in critically ill patients – ‘freshest’ blood not necessarily the best

27 September 2017

A new clinical trial called TRANSFUSE, has found the age of transfused blood cells did not impact patient survival rates among critically ill adults. The findings end speculation that fresher blood may be superior for critically...[more]

How tuberculosis hijacks the immune system

24 August 2017

HRB-funded researchers at Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital, working in a team with the University of Cambridge and University of Seattle, have identified a way that TB hijacks our immune cells in the early stages of...[more]

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