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General Submissions Deadline – 2016

Posted: August 26, 2016 at 3:57 PM   /   News

The deadline for submissions to the 10th edition of the RCSIsmj is Friday, October 21st, 2016. Please direct any questions to editorsmj@rcsi.ie, submissions to submissionssmj@rcsi.ie and for guidelines, visit Submission Guidelines page.   Don’t miss your chance to publish your work in the next issue of the RCSI SMJ! – See more at: http://www.rcsismj.com/submission_guidelines/

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RCSIsmj 9th Edition Launch – Friday April 22nd

Posted: April 19, 2016 at 6:50 PM   /   News

Join RCSIsmj for the 9th Edition Launch! Debate motion: “This house believes that gene editing should be banned permanently.” The event will take place Friday April 22nd, at 7pm in Albert Lecture Theatre. Wine and cheese reception to follow. Also, a great time to come by and talk to us about applications for next year’s […]

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RCSIsmj Staff Applications 2016-2017

Posted: April 16, 2016 at 5:53 PM   /   News

Applications for the 2016-2017 RCSIsmj staff are now open! We are recruiting for the following positions (please click each title to download the application form): Senior Editor Assistant Peer Review Director Peer Reviewer Executive Secretary Senior Staff Writer Staff Writer Public Relations Director of Education Education Officer Webmaster Detailed descriptions of each position can be found here. […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Tuesday, March 22nd

Posted: March 2, 2016 at 12:20 PM   /   Events, Journal Club, News

Join us in welcoming Professor F. Malone who will be discussing his paper on intrauterine growth restriction. “Optomizing the definition of intrauterine growth restriction: the multicenter prospective PORTO Study” Click here to read the Optimizing the definition of intrauterine growth restriction: the multicenter prospective PORTO Study paper. The presentation will take place Tuesday March 22nd at […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Tuesday, March 8th

Posted: March 2, 2016 at 12:01 PM   /   Events, Journal Club, News

Join us in welcoming Professor Hill, Professor and Chair of Surgery at RCSI, who will be discussing his paper on Breast Cancer. “Transcriptomic Profiling of Sequential Tumors from Breast Cancer Patients Provides a Global View of Metastatic Expression Changes Following Endocrine Therapy” Click here to read the Transcriptomic Profiling of Sequential Tumors from Breast Cancer […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Tuesday, February 23rd

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 1:41 PM   /   Events, Journal Club, News

Join us in welcoming Professor McElvaney who will be discussing his paper on Respiratory Medicine. Professor McElvaney has a strong track record in translational research and has published widely in the areas of cystic fibrosis (CF), alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), infection, immunity, and lung inflammation. To see the paper click here. The presentation will take […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Wednesday, January 27th

Posted: January 25, 2016 at 9:59 PM   /   News

Please join us in welcoming guest speaker Prof. S. Sreenan to this week’s journal club focusing on endocrinology. The paper to be discussed is “Defective pancreatic beta-cell glycolytic signaling in hepatocyte nuclear factor-1alpha-deficient mice” The presentation will take place at 7:00pm in the Nightingale lecture theatre RCSI. Please join us for what will surely be […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Tuesday, November 17th

Posted: November 15, 2015 at 4:50 PM   /   News

Please join us in welcoming guest speaker Prof. K. Murphy to this week’s journal club focusing on neuropsychiatry. The paper to be discussed is “Psychiatric and neuropsychological profiles of people with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures“.

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RCSIsmj Journal Club – Tuesday, October 20th

Posted: October 16, 2015 at 9:03 AM   /   Journal Club, News

Join us in welcoming Dr. El-Khuffash who will be discussing his paper on neonatology. The presentation will take place at 7:00pm in Tutorial Room 4 at RCSI. As always, food and refreshments will be served shortly afterwards.  

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CRISPR-Cas9: the new golden child of genetic engineering – RCSIsmj staff writer Vincent Healy

Posted: October 15, 2015 at 11:34 PM   /   Blog

Lauded as the biggest game-changer since PCR, the humble enzyme Cas9 (CRISPR-associated nuclease 9) is keeping molecular biologists awake at night. CRISPR-Cas9 is the latest genetic engineering technique using site-directed cleaving enzymes as ‘molecular scissors’. Cas9 is an RNA-guided DNA endonuclease, while CRISPRs are viral nucleic acid sequences which have been incorporated into bacterial genomes. […]

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General Submissions Deadline – 2015

Posted: October 6, 2015 at 1:28 PM   /   General news, News

REMINDER: THE RCSI smj SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS FRIDAY OCTOBER 23rd, 2015. Direct any questions to editorsmj@rcsi.ie, submissions to submissionssmj@rcsi.ie and for guidelines, visit Submission Guidelines page. Don’t miss your chance to publish your work in the next issue of the RCSI SMJ! – See more at: http://www.rcsismj.com/submission_guidelines/

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RCSIsmj Journal Club – Wednesday, October 7th

Posted: October 5, 2015 at 11:29 PM   /   Journal Club, News

The RCSIsmj is hosting its first journal club meeting of the year on Wednesday, October 7th at 7pm in Tutorial Room 4. Join us in welcoming Dr. Murphy who will be directing this week’s presentation geared towards scientific paper analysis. The paper can be downloaded at : https://www.mediafire.com/?z48rp1xd2b7ootr The presentation will take place at 7:00pm in […]

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Spotlight on Zika – RCSIsmj staff writer Stephanie Tung

Posted: February 15, 2016 at 10:30 PM   /   News

A recent announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO), declaring Zika virus as a “global public health emergency” has brought worldwide attention to this previously unheard of virus.1 Zika virus is classified as a member of the virus family Flaviviridae, which includes Dengue, West Nile, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis virus.2 The virus is characterised […]

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‘Getting your Bell rung’: Is concussion the Death Knell for Contact Sports? – RCSIsmj senior staff writer Daniel O’Reilly

Posted: November 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM   /   Blog

We have been treated to a glut of sporting festivities over the last several months- Rugby World Cup, Football European Qualifiers and World Championships in Boxing that have all had strong Irish representation. However, an issue that has surrounded all these contests is the occurrence of concussion, a type of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).1While […]

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