Category Archives: Cancer

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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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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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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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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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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Inspiring New Generations of Scientists – NICB – The Irish-French Connection

BRIDGING THE SCIENCE-TO-SOCIETY GAP FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS On March 16th 2017, the NICB hosted 49 high-school students and 4 teachers coming from the Lycée Jean Jaurès in Châtenay-Malabry, which is located in the suburbs of Paris, France. The visit was organized by two of the teachers, Eve Grandin (English) and Isabelle Bouvier (Biotechnology), and the initiative…
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From Biopharma…to Fantasy Football…and back again

A personal account of making the leap from research to starting a tech company…how I managed to commercialise my invention...and how the startup world looks through a scientist’s eyes This post is about my career and experiences as a research postdoc, followed by my decision to pursue the dream of running my own business and…
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Blocking The Roads To Resistance In Breast Cancer

From explaining your research to your family, friends or even funding bodies, the ability to communicate your research to the general public is an extremely important skill for scientists. My PhD project is investigating the ways in which breast cancer cells respond and adapt to current treatments and recently I produced an animated video to…
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