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How physics will help people live longer

Note: This article was originally published on the RTE Website on Thursday Aug.30th 2018 as part of their "RTE Brainstorm series" The major advances over the next century in the prevention of disease will come from integrating physics with other sciences In the last 100 years, there have been incredible advances in science that have…
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My experience in the NICB and living with Type 1 Diabetes

  Due to an absolute deficiency in insulin production resulting in elevated blood glucose levels - type 1 diabetes can lead to many life-threatening complications such as heart disease, eye damage, kidney damage and liver damage. In 2000, the WHO reported that less than 1 million global deaths were attributable to diabetes- in 2016 that…
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Academic Life and the Art of Cloning

Starting out as a lecturer ages ago, I discovered on day one of my very first semester that my timetable had somehow double-booked me to supervise two completely different sets of undergraduate labs in separate locations at the exact same time. Verging on panic, I turned to a senior academic colleague to ask how I…
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New Frontiers in Ocular Therapeutics 2018 – A Site for Sore Eyes

“The eye is the jewel of our body” Henry David Thoreau Our eyes are the windows to the world. An incredibly sophisticated organ with a truly unique anatomy and physiology, the two million parts which comprise a single eye working in unison bestow us with our ability to see. One of our five senses, ‘sight’…
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Combatting cancer with Pint of Science 2018

Pint of Science was started in 2012 by Dr. Michael Motskin and Dr. Praveen Paul. It grew out of a desire to communicate their research in neurological disorders to the public. The idea was to bring science to the people rather than people to the science. To help slide the science towards the people and…
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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Researcher

A discussion about the emotional struggles of pursuing research and ways of tackling them. A Ph.D. is a masterpiece, in the historical sense of the word – a piece of work by a craftsman accepted as qualification for membership of a guild as an acknowledged master (Oxford Dictionaries). The guild in this case being academia.…
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School kids, strawberries and science outreach

Contact Phone: +353-01-700-6234 Email: ali.coyle23@mail.dcu.ie     School kids On March 21st, the NICB received some visitors that were a little younger than our usual demographic. Dr Finbarr O’ Sullivan introducing our young visitors to some basic concepts in biology The students, ranging from 5-8 years old, were from St Vincent’s Boys’ School, a school…
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