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Research central to implementation of new National Drugs Strategy

17 July 2017

Research and evidence will form a key part of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery. A health-led approach to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-25. [more]

Setting national biobanking standards

13 July 2017

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) have opened a public consultation process on a new ISO standard for biobanking.[more]

Disability Services - new HRB reports examine current service use and future demand

20 June 2017

The Health Research Board (HRB) has published the National Intellectual Disability Database (NIDD) and The National Physical and Sensory Disability Database (NPSDD) reports. Together, they review the latest information on...[more]

Funding to involve public in the research process from the start

30 May 2017

The Health Research Board and Irish Research Council have announced a new €1.75 million initiative to help researchers involve the public at the very start of the health research process. It is the first of its kind in Ireland. [more]

Newborn baby girls’ outcomes better than boys’ due to genetic advantage

25 May 2017

Newborn infant girls have better outcomes than their male counterparts due to an innate genetic advantage in responding to acute infections, according to new research from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland). The research...[more]

Kids do their own randomised controlled trials – what did they find?

20 May 2017

Cloughan’s Hill National School Tuam Co. Galway claims first place in the HRB-TMRN START competition which is designed to increase young children’s understanding and awareness of randomised controlled trials. [more]

Find out more about clinical trials - just ask!

17 May 2017

Staff at HRB-linked networks and facilities are encouraging people to find out more about clinical research and how they can be partners in the clinical trials process. To do this, they are running a series of events this week to...[more]

Latest figures on treated drug use in Ireland 2009 – 2015

10 May 2017

HRB figures show that a total of 61,439 cases were treated for problem drug use in Ireland between 2009 and 2015. Treated cases increased from 7,479 cases in 2009, to 9,892 in 2015.[more]

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]

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