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Single injection ‘could repair damaged hearts’ after world-first trial

29 April 2017

Professor Noel Caplice, UCC, has shown in a trial, the first of its kind in the world, that low dose insulin-like growth factor, injected into the heart to repair damage to the muscle, improves remodelling for heart attack...[more]

HRB invests €7.6 million in new projects

27 April 2017

Two new schemes will support 15 projects which range from topics like resource allocation in dementia care, to whether aspirin can help control diabetes in early pregnancy.[more]

HRB to invest €4.5 million in new research training programme

6 April 2017

The new Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) scheme targets healthcare professionals and others, and will bring a structured approach to research training in the clinical space.[more]

Funding agencies secure €8.8 million for health and social care research

4 April 2017

Health funding agencies in Northern Ireland (HSC R&D) and Ireland (HRB) have secured an €8.8 million investment to fund 10 healthcare intervention trials in Northern Ireland and border region* in Ireland. The funding comes from...[more]

New research integrity code published

28 March 2017

A new European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity sets out principles of research integrity, criteria for good research practice, and describes how to prevent violations of research integrity. ALLEA, the European Federation...[more]

Quality evidence to inform patient safety and prescribing quality

21 March 2017

The prescribing of certain inappropriate medications by healthcare professionals is associated with a high risk of adverse drug events in older people in Ireland. In addition, the omission of some recommended medications from...[more]

€10 million funding for research on ageing

7 March 2017

The HRB will award and manage a new €10 million contract for TILDA, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, on behalf of the Department of Health.[more]

Three year cross-border investment in palliative care research

9 February 2017

The Health Research Board and the Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland) will support recruitment of staff to help maximise knowledge transfer of findings into policy and practice.[more]

International recognition for pregnancy research

8 February 2017

Researchers from the HRB-funded Perinatal Ireland scoop two major honours at the word's most prestigious obstetric research meeting, the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) annual clinical meeting in the USA.[more]

HRB – Interim Chief Executive appointed

1 February 2017

Dr Mairéad O'Driscoll, will be appointed Interim Chief Executive at the Health Research Board while recruitment for the position is underway. [more]

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