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Irish health researchers secure over €40 million from EU for Research and Innovation

1 December 2016

This funding supports 46 projects with 12 (7 academic coordinators and 5 SME coordinators) of these being led by Ireland. It is part of a total €336.7 million drawdown by Ireland from the EU Horizon 2020 programme for Research...[more]

HRB publish latest physical and sensory disability statistics

28 November 2016

Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and technical aids are what people with physical and sensory disabilities need most to have fuller and more independent lives, according to the latest figures published today (28 November 2016)...[more]

New Irish study shows minimum unit pricing for alcohol will affect 14% of drinkers

24 November 2016

The study, using data from the HRB's National Alcohol Diary Survey 2013 has examined the relationship between high-risk drinking, personal income, place of purchase and price paid for alcohol.[more]

Good drugs for bad bugs

15 November 2016

HRB-funded research by Professor James O'Gara in NUI Galway shows how simple changes to antibiotic treatment of MRSA may help beat the bacteria.[more]

People with diabetes urged to participate in national retinal screening programme

12 November 2016

Ahead of World Diabetes Day on 14 November figures from a Health Research Board-funded study by researchers at University College Cork suggest that between 2004 and 2013, on average two people per month went blind from diabetic...[more]

Irish Healthcare Awards 2016

11 November 2016

Congratulations to HRB-funded researcher Professor Fidelma Dunne from NUI Galway who won the overall award at the Irish Healthcare Awards 2016.[more]

High prevalence rates for hidden health problems facing mothers

7 November 2016

A HRB-funded study by researchers in Trinity College Dublin has revealed a litany of hidden health problems affecting every aspect of mother's lives, including mental, physical and sexual health.[more]

Cancer deaths to cost Ireland €73 billion over the next 20 years

19 October 2016

HRB-funded researchers at the National Cancer Registry Ireland have found that premature deaths from cancer will cost the Irish economy €73 billion between 2011 and 2030. [more]

New academic training scheme for doctors opens for applications

14 October 2016

The Wellcome – HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training Programme was launched by Minister Harris last month. Molecular Medicine Ireland (MMI) is now inviting applications for the first cohort of eight medical graduates.[more]

Ketamine to be trialled to prevent recurrent depression

13 October 2016

The HRB and the Medical Research Charities Group are funding a team from Trinity College Dublin, that will investigate whether the children’s anaesthetic ketamine, which has recently been shown to have antidepressant effects,...[more]

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