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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]

HRB Health Innovation Award winners

7 October 2016

The multi-disciplinary Auditory Implant Clinic at Mater Hospital has won the HRB-sponsored Health Innovation category at this year's Irish Medical and Surgical Trade Association Med Tech Awards. Their innovation has reduced...[more]

Youth colouring book takes a 'journey through the brain'

6 October 2016

Dr Graham Love, Chief Executive at the Health Research Board (HRB) said, 'This colouring book 'journey through the brain' shows that research and creativity do go hand-in-hand. The purpose of our Knowledge Exchange and...[more]

Intellectual Disability Services - latest figures on current use and future demand

29 September 2016

The Health Research Board (HRB) today published the Annual Report of the National Intellectual Disability Database Committee 2015. The report, based on data from 28,108 people, highlights service provision levels in 2015 along...[more]

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