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Irish doctor shares €1m Brain Prize

One of the three winners of this year’s Brain Prize worth €1 million is NUI UCG graduate, Professor Ray Dolan. The three winners of the 2017 Brain Prize are Professors Peter Dayan, Wolfram Schultz, and Prof. Dolan who have identified how learning is linked with...

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First colorectal steps into Decoding Cancer

Rachel Cunningham talks to Conor Shields about the new techniques with robotic assisted surgery that is being undertaken at the Mater Hospital in Dublin The colorectal field has been relatively slow to venture into the world of robotic surgery in Ireland.  According...

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Harris now hopeful on imminent Orkambi deal

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, says he is hopeful of bringing talks on the Orkambi drug to a close “within the next few weeks.” “This will be the most expensive drug we have ever purchased in the history of the State and we do not want to have a situation in the...

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TILDA’s €10 million for ageing research

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), will get a  €10 million  cash injection over the next 5 years from the Health Research Board (HRB) to fund its research on ageing.  By 2021, about one in seven in the Irish population will be aged 65+ and by 2031 this...

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