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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Uprooted: Responding to Refugee Healthcare Needs RCSIsmj staff writer Danyal Zaman Khan

Posted: November 14, 2016 at 6:09 PM   /   Blog, News

Today’s medical interventions have reached a new level of sophistication, allowing us to push the boundaries of health outcomes we can provide for our patients. However, many subsets of the world’s population are yet to benefit from such advancements, and instead, require us to provide a different dynamic of healthcare. Multinational states of political and […]

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