• Published: 19 December 2017

    Stopping heart failure

    Following a stroke a number of years ago, John Donovan was asked if he would like to participate in the STOP Heart Failure trial. This involved a simple blood test to measure a protein called natriuretic peptide which is released...[more]

  • Published: 19 December 2017

    Improving outcomes after heart attack

    Owen Casey suffered a heart attack and was urgently transferred to Cork University Hospital where he was given the opportunity to participate in a new trial to test if a new injectable therapy improves heart muscle and...[more]

  • Published: 19 December 2017

    Unlocking a lifetime of silence

    People with intellectual disability are now living longer. As they get older their needs and their lives change and it is important that we understand what this means. But how do we capture those needs and experiences? The...[more]

  • Published: 20 December 2016

    Restoring sight

    In an attempt to restore his deteriorating sight, Patrick Godfrey recently had the first cornea-limbal stem cell transplant in Ireland. The transplant provides a new outer layer of stem cells on the cornea, allowing light to...[more]

  • Published: 19 December 2016

    Improving breast cancer treatment

    When Anne-Marie Meenan was diagnosed with Breast Cancer her oncologist gave her the opportunity to participate in the breast cancer clinical trial called Tailor X. This trial uses a genetic test to predict whether chemotherapy...[more]

  • Published: 16 December 2016

    Mother and baby health

    Grainne Foley, whose baby was diagnosed with a potentially dangerous growth restriction in the womb said she was delighted to have the comfort of extra scans as a result of being part of a clinical trial. Her baby boy was born...[more]

  • Published: 15 December 2016


    Paul Lambe was driving through the Dublin Port Tunnel when he experienced a massive stroke. He was rushed to hospital where he received a new treatment as part of a clinical trial in Ireland, namely clot-busting drugs followed...[more]

  • Published: 1 September 2016

    Immune system plays major role in regulation of body weight

    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]