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    All in hand at UL Teddy Bear Hospital

    16 Mar 2017

    Pictured is Ja Jei of Scoil Eoin Naofa at the fifth annual University of Limerick (UL) Teddy Bear Hospital held on 8 March last. Approximately 500 children from across Limerick recently attended the event, which was hosted by medical students from UL’s Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS). The Teddy Bear Hospital provides primary school students with the opportunity to interact with medical students in a safe and fun environment, while learning more about medicine.

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    Making the cut at Mercy Hospital Foundation birthday

    06 Mar 2017

    Pictured are Ms Edel O’Neill, CNM2, two-and-a-half year-old Shay Weasley, Cobh, and Mr Mícheál Sheridan, CEO of the Mercy Hospital Foundation, Cork, as the Foundation celebrated its 10th birthday last week with a special event in Cork. The celebration was organised to recognise and acknowledge the many people who have helped the charity support advancements in research, diagnosis, treatments and care of patients since its establishment in February 2007. In 2015 alone, more than €793,900 worth of equipment and services was provided to the Mercy, raised through the generosity of the public by means of events, appeals and partnerships.

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    Putting their heads together for cancer research

    23 Feb 2017

    Pictured L to R at the announcement of a research collaboration between the RCSI and biopharmaceutical company Almac Discovery to target therapy-resistant cancer tumours are Dr Graham Cotton, Senior R&D Group Leader, Almac Discovery; Prof Tracy Robson, Head of Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics, RCSI; and Prof Tim Harrison, Vice President, Discovery Chemistry, Almac Discovery. The project will explore the potential of a drug, based on initial research by RCSI’s Prof Robson and developed by Almac Discovery, which is currently undergoing a phase 1 dose escalation trial for patients with solid tumours. It is expected that the trial will be expanded in a biomarker-selected patient population within ovarian cancer, however the drug, ALM201, has the potential to treat a range of other cancers.

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    Doctors in the House

    Bobby Studio | 09 Feb 2017

    Pictured last week outside Leinster House are ICGP National Director of GP Training Dr Karena Hanley and ICGP Director of the Postgraduate Resource Centre Dr Brendan O’Shea, where they informed the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health about the need to address the crisis in recruitment and retention of GPs. The situation could be solved by delivering a new GP contract in 2017 through supports for emerging graduates and more flexible working conditions, they outlined. The College highlighted recent research predicting shortages of over 1,000 doctors in general practice in the next 10 years. Currently, 36 per cent of GPs are aged over 55 years and 16 per cent of new GP graduates emigrate immediately on completion of training. See news story on p3 for the latest on GMS recruitment problems.

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    Mindo Cartoon - 9 February 2017

    09 Feb 2017

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    Sleeves rolled-up for heart failure treatment

    26 Jan 2017

    An innovative soft robotic sleeve that can help a heart to beat has been developed by researchers, including biomedical engineer Dr Ellen Roche of the National University of Ireland, Galway. Dr Roche is pictured at the university, where she is now a postdoctoral researcher. The soft robotic sleeve wraps around the organ, twisting and compressing in synch with the beating heart, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure. The research has been published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Dr Roche is the paper’s first author and former PhD student at the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and The Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. The research took place at Harvard and at Boston Children’s Hospital. While ventricular assist devices are already used to sustain end-stage heart failure patients awaiting transplant, they extend lives albeit at a high risk due to the number of complications that can occur due to their design.

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    Providing a Safetynet for vulnerable patients

    26 Jan 2017

    Dr Fiona O’Reilly, General Manager, Safetynet Primary Care, receiving a cheque from IHCA President Dr Tom Ryan on behalf of the Association. The charitable donation will be used for the provision of primary healthcare to homeless people in Ireland. Safetynet Primary Care delivers free healthcare to people who are homeless in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

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    Mindo Cartoon - 26 January 2017

    26 Jan 2017

    Fair Deal

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    Investigating treatment options for pancreatic cancer

    11 Jan 2017

    Pictured is Prof John Callan, The Norbrook Chair in Pharmaceutical Science at Ulster University and lead researcher in an investigation that could deliver improved treatment options for patients with pancreatic cancer. Last year, Ulster University scientists identified a new therapy that can selectively target pancreatic cancer tumours using microbubble technology combined with harmless sound waves. Now, a new Ulster University study, in partnership with the University of Oxford and funded with £180,000 from UK national charity Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF), will investigate if the microbubble technology can provide a similar boost alongside traditional radiotherapy treatments.

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    Breathing life into medical training

    20 Dec 2016

    Pictured at the recent launch of the Donegal Medical Academy were Minister for Health Simon Harris with Mr Muyiwa Aremu, Dean of Medical Education in Donegal, and medical student Ms Philippa Eaton. An NUI Galway partnership with Saolta University Health Care Group and Letterkenny University Hospital for the training of doctors, the Academy is housed in a purpose-designed facility located on the grounds of Letterkenny University Hospital. The building contains teleconferencing facilities, a lecture theatre, a clinical skills space and student reading room.

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    20 Dec 2016

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