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Telling it straight – How selenium helps prevent cancer

‘Explain your research and its importance to a ‘lay audience’ (aka non-scientists) in a concise and dynamic way, in five minutes’. Sounds simple, right? ‘Telling it straight’, however, proved much trickier than first anticipated. This DCU-run competition challenges post-graduates to communicate their research to an audience and panel of judges that have no prior knowledge…
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Merging Cells And Process: The Path Towards High-Productivity

Improving cell-line productivity is one of the major goals for the CHO group at the National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology (NICB), DCU. Under the supervision of Dr. Niall Barron (CHO Cell Engineering), Dr. Paula Meleady (CHO Proteomics) and Prof.  Martin Clynes (CHO cell biology), CHO researchers combine state-of-the art technologies in molecular biology, proteomics and bioinformatics to develop improved cell-lines in…
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New Treatment for Cornea Blindness at NICB

By the end of the year, it is expected that the first cornea-limbal stem cell transplant in Ireland will have been performed. This is the result of collaboration between researchers, scientists and clinicians in the National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology (NICB) in Dublin City University (DCU), the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH)and the…
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Tackling Pancreatic Cancer Together

The innovative research undertaken by the pancreatic research group here in NICB, DCU was recently positively reviewed in a fantastic feature by a leading biomedical trade journal, “Academic Pharmacy Now”, focusing in particular on our collaborator and friend, Prof Robert Straubinger. Prof Straubinger’s lab in University at Buffalo is part of a tremendous collaborative initiative between…
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Welcome to the new NICB website!

As you may have noticed, the NICB website has had a makeover. We hope the look and feel of the new website will make it easier to find the information and people you are looking for quickly. All of the pages you found useful before are still here, filed under the headings across the top,…
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