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    Tapping the innate immune system’s infection response

    Seán Duke | 18 May 2017

    The adaptive immune response to viral infection helps protect against new viruses that appear all the time, but there is evidence that the innate immune response can clear out dangerous viruses even faster. Seán Duke spoke to Prof Cliona O’Farrelly, Professor of Comparative Immunology at Trinity College, Dublin

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    Boosting the body’s antiviral defences

    Seán Duke | 18 May 2017

    When people are infected by a virus they release proteins called interferons that interfere with viral replication and strengthen the body’s defences. Dr Nigel Stevenson, Assistant Professor of Intracellular Immunology at Trinity College, Dublin, has spent 10 years developing antiviral drugs to boost this response. He spoke to Seán Duke

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    New online tool on diabetes awareness

    18 May 2017

    Diabetes Ireland has collaborated with Trinity College, Dublin to develop Diabetes Smart, a 55-minute online series of videos, quizzes and visual tools that people can watch in their own homes.

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    New film produced on life-saving research at Blood Cancer Network in Ireland

    08 May 2017

    A film has been produced with the support of the Huston School of Film and Digital Media at NUI Galway, on the pivotal work of the Blood Cancer Network Ireland (BCNI). Clinical Trials – A Patient’s Perspective gives viewers a deeper insight into the work carried out by the BCNI, from the perspective of current patient Mr Christopher McEvilly from Oughterard, Co Galway.

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    Not a ‘dry eye’ in the house

    Seán Duke | 27 Apr 2017

    Seán Duke reports on the potential of microRNA and nanotechnology to advance treatment of dry eye disease

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    Targeted therapy for lung cancer

    17 Apr 2017

    An overview of emerging strategies and new Irish research on lung cancer treatments

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    Identifying aggressive prostate cancer

    Seán Duke | 17 Apr 2017

    Scientists and urologists have joined forces to develop a new diagnostic test for prostate cancer, expected to be available in three years, which can identify early-on the men who are likely to die from the disease. Prof Stephen Pennington, Senior Fellow, University College Dublin (UCD) Conway Institute, spoke to Seán Duke

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    What’s new in the field of coronary artery disease?

    Dr Robert Kelly | 27 Mar 2017

    The prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease is changing due to an improved assessment of the risks, the success of preventative approaches, more specific tests and new technologies, medications and interventions

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    Wheeze in the pre-school child

    Dr Grainne Helen Butler and Prof Paul McNally | 16 Mar 2017

    Pre-school wheeze is a complicated clinical area where there are few absolutes

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    The dangers of disturbed sleep

    Dr Alexander Deegan | 16 Mar 2017

    Questions and answers on the risks for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, as well as clinical screening tools, optimal diagnostics and the treatment options

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    Pushing out the frontiers through oncology research

    Paul Mulholland | 23 Feb 2017

    Paul Mulholland reports from the recent Irish Society of Medical Oncology Fellowship and Bursary Awards, which showcased the latest in national and international oncology research

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    Getting a grip on gout

    Dr Adrian Gibbs | 26 Jan 2017

    Updated European recommendations on the treatment of gout and hyperuricaemia offer effective and inexpensive methods to prevent and treat these two conditions, which are growing in prevalence worldwide

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