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New frontiers in inflammation research

1 March 2016

€2 million Investigator Award announced through the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust partnership [more]

TB breakthrough opens way for immunotherapy treatment

18 February 2016

In a second major breakthrough published this week, HRB-funded researchers at St James's Hospital and Trinity College Dublin discover new avenues to treat multi drug-resistant Tuberculosis (TB).[more]

HRB-funded tuberculosis (TB) research could lead to new improved and personalised treatment options

17 February 2016

A protein called Mal has been found to play a key role in the immune system response to the disease.[more]

Four new HRB Research Leaders in health

12 February 2016

The Health Research Board, in a €5.7 million investment, has appointed four new Research Leaders in the areas of suicide prevention, safe prescribing, dementia care and team leadership in the health services. [more]

Adverse events in Irish hospitals – first ever Irish study

10 February 2016

New research shows that one in eight patients admitted to hospital during 2009 experienced adverse events. This is the first time such research has been carried out in Ireland and the figures are broadly consistent with baseline...[more]

Research arm of Ireland’s first National Dementia Strategy gets underway

4 February 2016

Seven new research projects have been jointly funded by the Health Research Board and The Atlantic Philanthropies to support the implementation of the strategy.[more]

Evidence provides robust support for smoking bans

4 February 2016

The analysis, which was conducted by HRB-funded researchers in University College Dublin, shows a reduction in cardiovascular disease and benefits to non-smokers as well. The findings were announced at a special media briefing...[more]

Share your views on public and patient involvement in health research

2 February 2016

We are inviting researchers and the public to take part in a short, 10 minute survey to find out how you would support public and patient involvement in health research.[more]

Save the date - HRB Strategy Launch

19 January 2016

We recognise that New Year schedules are busy, so we are hosting a webinar to launch the new HRB strategic plan 2016-2020.[more]

HRB launches Strategy 2016-2020

19 January 2016

Health Research Board to invest €250 million to drive greater innovation in clinical practice, health service design and delivery. [more]

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