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Will there ever be a pill to replace exercise?

Note: This article was originally published on the RTE Website on Tuesday Jan. 23rd 2018 as part of their "RTE Brainstorm series" Research is underway to create drugs which induce some of the same beneficial effects that occur in response to exercise Physical activity is a central component of daily life for some people. For…
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The NICB CHO Group presents at ESACT-UK 2018 in Leeds

Two weeks ago, six members of our Mammalian Cell Engineering Group (CHO Group) attended the ESACT UK Meeting 2018 organized in Leeds by ESACT-UK. ESACT-UK is a society which promotes the communication of knowledge and experience between scientists and engineers whose work has a direct or indirect bearing on cell culture biotechnology and the products derived from it.…
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Highlights of San Antonio, Texas Breast Cancer Symposium 2017

This post was written by three NICB cancer researchers: Neil Conlon, Alex Eustace & Denis Collins, with equal contributions from each Texas is known for big cars, big hats and big steaks but for five days each year one particular corner of the Lone Star state is known for big research. The CTRC-AACR San Antonio…
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What we’re discovering about ageing from space exploration

Note: This article was originally published on the RTE Website on Wednesday Nov. 22nd 2017 as part of their "RTE Brainstorm series" Irish researchers are making valuable discoveries about ageing from the physiological changes experienced by astronauts in space Space exploration has fascinated us for centuries and has contributed to some of the most important…
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WORLD PANCREATIC CANCER DAY

November 16th 2017 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day .   The aim of this day, which is spearheaded by a coalition of organisations worldwide, is to raise awareness of one of the toughest cancers.     The Pancreatic Cancer Research Group are studying this aggressive disease.   In the NICB, DCU the Pancreatic Cancer Research Group…
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Optimizing Recombinant Protein Production in Cultured Mammalian Cells

This blog is about my research as a Professor of Nanobioscience (SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Albany, NY USA) and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the NICB, DCU (Sept.-Dec. 2017) and which is summarised in the below video of my talk “Understanding the factors that control productivity in CHO cells” which I delivered in the NICB on Tuesday…
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NICB Cancer Week 2017 Symposium – A snapshot of our research

Cancer Week Ireland is the brain child of the Irish Cancer Society and Trinity College Dublin and aims to discuss improvements in cancer treatments, as well as tackling the physical and emotional consequences that a cancer diagnosis can bring. Cancer research at National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology (NICB) aims to understand human cancer and how…
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Food’s Future: From Production to Consumption

How the NICB is working with industry partner Alltech to tackle sustainable food production The world population is projected to increase to 9.7bn by 2050, placing increasing demands on food production. To meet this requirement, agricultural and animal health industries need to develop innovative solutions for sustainable food production, while considering animal wellbeing, energy and…
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