Skip to content

Halting the march of melanoma

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation from Professor of Cancer BiologyProf William Gallagher, who discussed translational research in melanoma progression The Charles Institute, Ireland’s national dermatology research and education centre, plays host to a range of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics ranging from skin cancer to psoriasis,…

Read More

Getting cholesterol under control

An overview of adult nutrition, including cholesterol, diet and diabetes meal planning Cholesterol is a lipid/fat carried around the body by proteins in the blood. Small amounts of cholesterol can help the body produce hormones and break down fats. However, if there is too much cholesterol in the blood, the body cannot excrete it. Therefore,…

Read More

Call to develop specialist unit for intestinal failure

A dedicated unit to treat and rehabilitate patients with intestinal failure is urgently needed, according to the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN), which is to submit a plan to the HSE. The plan proposes the establishment of a new national specialist centre in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, with regional ‘spoke’ services –…

Read More

How dietitians are helping to reduce gastroenterology waiting lists

Dietitians working in areas of advanced practice are pushing the boundaries to assist and support the Sláintecare strategy Like other healthcare professionals, dietitians choose a specialty during their career. Following three years at basic grade level, dietitians are eligible to apply for senior roles in their area of interest. It takes at least five years…

Read More

Medical advances in aesthetics

A recent inaugural seminar heard how doctors are increasingly using new evidence-based techniques and therapies to bring aesthetic solutions to patients The seminar, which was titled ‘International Dermatology Surgery Summit (i-DASS) — New Concepts in Fillers and Threads: A Three-Dimensional, Combined Approach to Facial Restoration’, featured a range of specialists in their fields who shared…

Read More

Treating type 2 diabetes and obesity: How to treat a twin pandemic

Type 2 diabetes and obesity commonly coexist. In fact, these two conditions can be considered as a twin pandemic affecting increasing numbers of people in Ireland. Many of the treatments for type 2 diabetes can inadvertently exacerbate concurrent obesity. In theory, the exacerbation of obesity can result in worsening insulin resistance which would make managing…

Read More

Diabetes continuous glucose monitoring

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a chronic autoimmune condition characterised by autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic beta cell. It is associated with macrovascular and microvascular complications. Tight glycaemic control has been shown to ameliorate the long-term complications of T1DM. Monitoring glucose levels frequently helps patients to achieve more intensive glycaemic control. Fingerprick blood glucose…

Read More

The feline factor in breast cancer research

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation by Prof Amanda McCann PhD of UCD’s Conway Institute and School of Medicine on current translational research into triple-negative breast cancer UCD Charles Institute Seminar Series The Charles Institute, Ireland’s national dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover…

Read More

Clinical help in the healing process

Attendees at UCD’s Charles Institute Seminar Series recently heard a presentation by Dr Marjana Tomic-Canic on the latest translational research into wound healing and tissue repair and regeneration The Charles Institute, Ireland’s national dermatology research and education centre, hosts a range of guest speakers who cover a variety of topics ranging from skin cancer to…

Read More

Blood Cancer Network Ireland update

Blood Cancer Network Ireland (BCNI) is a national collaborative network of clinicians, scientists and population health experts with a shared interest in blood cancer research. BCNI is funded by the Irish Cancer Society and Science Foundation Ireland and operates at five cancer-treating hospitals across the country – Galway University Hospitals (GUH), Cork University Hospital (CUH),…

Read More
Scroll To Top