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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Monday, March 27th

Posted: March 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM   /   News

Join RCSIsmj in welcoming Dr. Fionnuala Breathnach (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) who will be discussing her paper “Definition of intertwin birth weight discordance“. The presentation will take March 27th, 7pm in TR 2/3 RCSI, SSG. This will be the final Journal Club of the academic year. As always, pizza and refreshments to follow. Please click here to […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Tuesday, March 7th

Posted: March 1, 2017 at 10:06 AM   /   Journal Club

Join RCSIsmj in welcoming Professor Samuel McConkey, Head of the International Health & Tropical Medicine department at RCSI, who will be discussing his paper on “A Phase Ia Study to Assess the Safety and Immunogenicity of New Malaria Vaccine Candidates ChAd63 CS Administered Alone and with MVA CS“ The presentation will take place Tuesday March 7th, […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Tuesday, February 28th

Posted: February 24, 2017 at 12:14 PM   /   News

Join RCSIsmj in welcoming Professor Arnold Hill, Professor and Chair of Surgery and Head of the Medical School at RCSI, who will be discussing two of his research papers. Research papers to be discussed: 1. Adaptation to AI Therapy in Breast Cancer Can Induce Dynamic Alterations in ER Activity Resulting in Estrogen-Independent Metastatic Tumors. 2. […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Monday, February 13th

Posted: February 6, 2017 at 7:16 PM   /   News

Join RCSIsmj in welcoming Professor Gerard Curley, who will be discussing his recent paper, “Cryopreserved, Xeno-Free Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Reduce Lung Injury Severity and Bacterial Burden in Rodent Escherichia coli–Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome“. The presentation will take place Monday, February 13th at 7pm, in tutorial room 2/3 RCSI SSG. As always, […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The RCSIsmj Ethics Challenge is reopening to all RCSI students!

Posted: January 30, 2017 at 10:18 AM   /   General news, News

The faculty judges were unable to select a suitable prizewinner from previously submitted articles, and have requested further submissions. The winner of the competition will have their article published in the 10th Edition of the RCSIsmj, and will receive a €250 cheque in a ceremony at the launch of the RCSIsmj in April. Questions to […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Monday, January 23rd

Posted: January 5, 2017 at 7:13 AM   /   News

Join RCSIsmj together with RCSI Neuroscience Society in welcoming Professor David Henshall, who will be discussing his paper on “Transient P2X7 Receptor Antagonism Produces Lasting Reductions in Spontaneous Seizures and Gloss in Experimental Temporal Lobe Epilepsy”. The presentation will take place Monday, January 23rd at 7pm, in tutorial room 2/3 RCSI SSG. Click here to […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Monday, November 21st

Posted: November 14, 2016 at 7:15 PM   /   News

Join RCSIsmj in welcoming Mr. David O’Brien, Consultant Neurosurgeon in Beaumont Hospital. Topic: “Invasive MRSA infections in neurosurgical patients – A decade of progress.” The event will take place Monday, November 21st 7pm, TR 2/3 RCSI SSG. As always, food and refreshments will be served! Please Note: The paper has only recently been accepted by […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Monday, November 7th

Posted: October 26, 2016 at 3:05 PM   /   Journal Club

Join RCSIsmj in welcoming Dr. Frank Doyle who will be discussing the topic “Insight into Peer Review”. The presentation will take place Monday November 7th at 7pm in TR2/3, RCSI. As always, food and refreshments will be served.

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Submission Deadline Extended

Posted: October 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM   /   News

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, October 31st, 2016. Please submit your articles electronically to submissionssmj@rcsi.ie. Good luck! We look forward to seeing your submission.

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RCSIsmj Ethics Competition

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 3:48 PM   /   News

We invite all students to enter the RCSIsmj Ethics Competition. Each year we ask students to submit an essay discussing the ethical questions raised in the case presented in the 2015/2016 issue of the RCSIsmj. Medical ethics is an essential aspect of the medical curriculum and we hope to encourage RCSI students to think critically […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club- Monday, October 17th

Posted: October 2, 2016 at 6:29 PM   /   News

Join us in welcoming Dr Mark Murphy who will be discussing his paper “The ‘general check-up’ in the asymptomatic adult- a study of GPs in the North West of Ireland” Click here to read the The ‘general check-up’ in the asymptomatic adult- a study of GPs in the North West of Ireland paper. The presentation will take […]

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Insight into SMJ – 2016 Edition

Posted: September 19, 2016 at 11:09 AM   /   News

The RCSIsmj is hosting its first event of the year on Monday, October 3rd at 7pm in the Cheyne lecture theatre. Join us to: Learn more about student research at RCSI Hear presentations by published student authors Get guidance on submitting to SMJ As always, food and refreshments will be served shortly afterwards.

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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, News

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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RCSIsmj 8th Edition

Posted: April 20, 2015 at 10:51 AM   /   General news

Thanks to all who attended our launch last week! If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a print copy of the 8th edition yet, you can read it here:

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A new high: fentanyl RCSIsmj staff writer Julia Hunter

Posted: March 20, 2017 at 5:42 PM   /   Blog

In the United States, synthetic opioid deaths increased 79% from 2013 to 2014 and the number of drug products seized which tested positive for fentanyl increased by 426% during the same period.(1) Recent years have seen fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, contribute significantly to rising mortality rates due to opioid overdose and fentanyl-contaminated heroin use.(2) Due […]

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Lullabies and Cuddles for NICU Preemies RCSIsmj staff writer Samar Atteih

Posted: February 15, 2017 at 3:20 PM   /   Blog, News

Premature infants often spend large amounts of time in hospital NICUs, requiring a number of painful procedures. It’s well documented that premature infants are capable of experiencing even higher levels of pain than full term neonates do, due to immature nervous systems. However, doctors are often hesitant to prescribe analgesia due to relative lack of […]

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Running Ahead of the Clock: Neurological Benefits of Endurance Running RCSIsmj staff writer Alexandra Mitcham

Posted: January 13, 2017 at 9:16 PM   /   Blog, News

As we roll into 2017, many of us are resolving to lace up our runners in the hopes of making exercise a regular part of the daily grind. While many of the health benefits of running are well known, research recently published from the University of Arizona may have uncovered benefits of running outside of […]

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Frogs, Chinese Emperors and Cryonics: The False Science of Immortality RCSIsmj senior staff writer Daniel O’Reilly

Posted: December 16, 2016 at 3:26 PM   /   Blog, News

On November 18th this year, a girl in the UK who was dying of terminal cancer won a court case allowing her to have her body cryogenically frozen, in the hope that she could be revived in the future when a cure for her cancer (and presumably death) will have been discovered1. Cryonics, or the […]

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