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A comparison of staged and concurrent neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy in resectable locally advanced oesophageal carcinoma
An audit of patients currently using legally acquired cannabis as a means of managing chronic pain
Investigation of host and pathogen responses to oestrogen in cystic fibrosis
The inflammatory cellular constituents of foetal and infant leptomeninges – a survey of hospital-based autopsies without trauma
The differences in attitudes and beliefs among smokers and ex-smokers regarding the benefits of smoking cessation in Ireland
PAR-4 – a novel marker of luminal A breast cancer – is down-regulated by the steroid receptor co-activator SRC-1
The MMR vaccine and autism
A potential cure for multiple sclerosis: the promising role mesenchymal stem cells play in the reparative process
Total ankle arthroplasty: the future of orthopaedic surgery?
Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders
Development of a three-dimensional patient-specific brain model with a pineal region tumour and hydrocephalus for neuroendoscopic simulation and training
Changing perspectives on Alzheimer’s disease
The abuse of stimulant drugs within the medical education setting
Modulating the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator – breaking the basic defects
Female genital mutilation and the healthcare professional in Ireland
Sensory stimulation in the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia
Why are Irish doctors emigrating?
The warm heart of Africa
Bad Pharma: How drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients by Ben Goldacre
Post-translational regulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase by testosterone in the mouse penis
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