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Neuroscience Ireland Conference 2017

The Galway Neuroscience Centre (GNC) are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the 10th Neuroscience Ireland Conference in August 2017. The conference will be held on Monday 28th August and Tuesday 29th August 2017....

My Amazing Brain exhibition, Aula Maxima, 9.30am – 3.30pm on Tuesday 14th March 2017

As part of the international Brain Awareness Week, staff and students of NUI Galway’s Neuroscience Centre will hold a public information exhibit ‘My Amazing Brain’ on Tuesday 14...

A clearer picture of the molecular control of blood cell formation.

A clearer picture of the molecular control of blood cell formation. Understanding how normal blood-cell formation is regulated is a prerequisite for unraveling the mechanisms by which hematopoietic malignancies occur and was a major goal of the Marie Skłodowska Curie ITN project DECIDE. http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/ge...

2017 MSc Biotechnology Programme at NUI Galway achieves Programme of the Year Award in the Science category from GradIreland.

Congratulations to the MSc Biotechnology team: Drs Aoife Boyd, Mary Ní Fhlathartaigh and Aileen Gill to all the teaching staff of the programme. The NUI Galway MSc Biotechnology programme is the longest running course of its kind in Ireland and it continues to be the most up-to-date programme in the country. This programme was awarded the 2017 Postgraduate Course of the year award -Science cat...

Power of Penicillin: Scientists in Galway have discovered that penicillin can be used to make other antibiotics more effective at fighting MRSA.

New research shows that the virulence of MRSA can be weakened using old-fashioned penicillin, allowing the immune system a better chance to eradicate the infection. The new research is published today by a team from the NUI Galway and the University of Liverpool in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. 20% of patients infected with MRSA are dying from systemic infect...

Lasker Award Winner visits NUI Galway

The Apoptosis Research Centre at NUI Galway hosted a highly successful visit from eminent cell biology researcher, Professor Kazutoshi Mori on 1st and 2nd November 2016. Professor Mori of Kyoto University shares the 2014 Lasker Basic Medical Research Award with Peter Walter of the University of California, San Francisco. Walter and Mori were honoured for their work identifying core components of...

Nobel Prize-winning research lays foundations for cancer research at Apoptosis Research Centre, NUI Galway

This week, the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced and, much to the delight of cancer researchers working in the same field at the Apoptosis Research Centre in NUI Galway, it was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy. Autophagy is a mechanism that our cells have for breaking down and recycling parts of the cell and Profess...

New insights into potent cancer tumour suppressor gene

New insight into the function of a gene important in the suppression of cancer is published today. Researchers at the National University of Ireland Galway have shown that the TP53 gene has even greater anti-cancer activity than previously thought. Professor Noel Lowndes is head of the Centre for Chromosome Biology at the National University of Ireland Galway and a Science Foundation Ireland Pr...

NUI Galway Researcher Wins Prestigious Pain Prize

Left to right: Ms Aoife Smith (Mundipharma, prize sponsors), Mr Conor Rothwell (Mundipharma, prize sponsors), Ms Andy Cochrane (Maynooth University; winner of the Clinical Research Medal, Ms Louise Corcoran (NUI Galway, winner of the Non Clinical Research Medal), Prof David Finn (President of the Irish Pain Society), Ms Joanne O' Brien (President-Elect of the Irish Pain Society). Friday...

Prof. Ceredig retires as the Director of the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES), Ireland

Professor Rhodri Ceredig has retired as the Director of the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES) at the National University of Ireland in Galway. The Centre develops innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to biomedical challenges through interdisciplinary and s...