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Trends in treated opiate and cocaine use across Ireland

2 September 2009

Latest figures from the HRB show that the number of people presenting for treatment for opiate (mainly heroin) and cocaine use is continuing to rise.[more]

New insights in the development of autoimmune diseases

14 August 2009

Multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes patients could benefit from a HRB co-funded research discovery at Trinity College Dublin.[more]

Service provision for people with an intellectual disability at an all time high

12 August 2009

More people are availing of day services than at any point since the National Intellectual Disability Database began in 1996.[more]

Spina Bifida - Irish led research eliminates suspected cause

9 July 2009

Irish led research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (9 July 2009) refutes an earlier study that indicated a link between folic acid related auto-antibodies in expectant women and the risk of neural tube...[more]

Immune response breakthrough in asthma and other allergies

30 June 2009

HRB funded researchers at Trinity College Dublin discover a way to switch off a protein that is overproduced in immune conditions like asthma and other allergies.[more]

HRB Clinician Scientist to lead Strategic Research Cluster in Molecular Therapeutics in Cancer

28 June 2009

HRB funded Clinician Scientist and one of Ireland's leading cancer clinicians, Prof John Crown, has secured funding from SFI, and support from industry, to lead and establish a new Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) in molecular...[more]

Graves Lecture 2009

20 May 2009

Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Consultant in General & Geriatric Medicine, St. James's Hospital, Dublin & Head of Dept. of Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin, will give the 49th Graves lecture.[more]

Supporting clinical trials

19 May 2009

Wednesday 20 May is the fifth International Clinical Trials Day.[more]

49th Graves Lecture - Are we ruled by our hearts or by our heads?

18 May 2009

This talk will address the age old question - whether we are ruled by our hearts or by our heads.[more]

Cancer Biobank identified as key research infrastructure

13 May 2009

Minister for Health and Children Mary Harney TD announced the publication of a report which recommended that a National Cancer Biobank be established.[more]

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