Archive for medical research

The regeneration game

Posted in research with tags , , on 26 November 2010 by Steve

“The recently announced Science Foundation Ireland funding of almost €10 million for the Regenerative Medicine Institute (Remedi) at NUI Galway could pave the way for clinical trials of new therapies and treatments for diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and osteoarthritis …” (more)

[Irish Times, 26 November]


TCD-led pneumonia breakthrough

Posted in research with tags , on 12 November 2010 by Steve

“Research jointly led by Trinity College Dublin has opened the way to much more effective vaccinations against pneumonia and meningitis. The international team of scientists identified a trigger that causes a powerful immune response to protect against disease …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 12 November]

Remedi to close gap between stem-cell research and human trial

Posted in research with tags , on 11 November 2010 by Steve

“Funding was announced this week to speed up the development of medical treatments based on adult stem-cell research …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 11 November]

Ireland should spend more on medical research

Posted in research with tags on 2 November 2010 by Steve

“Ireland is not spending enough on medical research and lags behind other OECD countries in terms of investment in the area, the Government has been told. Studies have shown that investment in medical research has a key role in delivering a better healthcare system and contributes to wider economic gain …” (more)

[Aoife Connors, Irish Medical Times, 2 November]

Questions raised over medical journals’ financial ties to industry

Posted in research with tags , on 27 October 2010 by Steve

“Medical journals seeking to expose the financial ties of their authors ought to look in the mirror, the authors of a new study contend. They find that industry-funded clinical trials boost the prestige of medical journals, which also stand to profit from selling reprints of such papers …” (more)

[Ewen Callaway, Nature, 26 October]

Charities fight to keep €1m grant

Posted in research with tags on 26 October 2010 by Steve

“Fears rise that the State payment to co-fund ‘vital’ medical research will be slashed. More than two dozen of Ireland’s leading medical charities have called on the Government not to cut a state grant of €1m that is spent on research into medical conditions …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 26 October]

Secrets and lies: is a lot of medical research bunk?

Posted in research with tags on 19 October 2010 by Steve

“Social scientists & certainly economists tend to look up to medical research, partly because it’s where the money is, and also because one of its key methods, the randomized control trial, is seen by many as providing a ‘gold standard’ when it comes to measuring treatment effects …” (more)

[Kevin Denny, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 19 October]