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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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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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RCSIsmj Journal Club – Thursday, March 12th

Posted: March 8, 2015 at 7:37 PM   /   Journal Club

Our second presentation for Spring 2015 will be held on Thursday, March 12th at 7pm in Tutorial Room 1. We would like to welcome Professor Fergal Malone from the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He will be discussing one of his papers: “The role of brain sparing in the prediction of adverse outcomes in intrauterine growth restriction: […]

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RCSIsmj Journal Club – Thursday, February 26th

Posted: February 26, 2015 at 6:43 PM   /   Journal Club

Our first presentation for 2015 will be held on Thursday, February 26th at 7pm in Tutorial ROOM 1. We would like to welcome Professor McElvaney from the department of Respiratory Medicine. He will be discussing one of his papers: “A neutrophil intrinisic impairment affecting Rab27a and degranulation in cystic fibrosis is corrected by CFTR potentiator […]

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