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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]

Expanding Ireland’s involvement in clinical trials

29 September 2016

More Irish people will have access to multi-centre clinical trials as a result of HRB Clinical Research Coordination Ireland (HRB -CRCI) which is officially launched today. The hub will be central to building Ireland’s reputation...[more]

Mild oxygen deficits to the brain at birth impact long term IQ and rate of disability

20 September 2016

A new HRB-funded study, shows that a mild blood or oxygen deficit at birth, which leads to a condition called Hypoxic Ischaematic Encephalopathy (HIE) can result in children having lower IQ than their peers at the age of five and...[more]

New programme to advance clinical research capability among doctors

13 September 2016

The scheme, which will be known as Wellcome – HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training Programme, will support the intake of eight postgraduate trainee doctors a year for a five-year period, providing fully integrated clinical and...[more]

Register for the Launch of HRB CRCI

6 September 2016

There’s a great line up in place for the official launch of HRB Clinical Research Co-ordination Ireland on 29 September in the Gibson Hotel. [more]

Immune system plays major role in regulation of body weight

1 September 2016

New research involving a team of Irish, American and Canadian researchers reveals that the immune system could be responsible for as much as 40% of our body’s ability to regulate weight.[more]

Got a great healthcare innovation?

18 August 2016

Submit an entry for the HRB Healthcare Innovation Award at the Irish Medical and Surgical Trade Association (IMSTA) Med Tech Awards 2016.[more]

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