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'Medical Independent: Stemming the tide of dementia' image

Medical Independent: Stemming the tide of dementia

Dr Rick Livesey once wondered how to 'build' a brain that might help shed light on neurodevelopmental disorders, so he and his team went ahead and built one in his lab at the University of Cambridge, UK. Today, he is leading a quiet revolution in the study of Alzheimer's and other diseases. » read more

 
'Medical Independent: The stem cell revolution' image

Medical Independent: The stem cell revolution

Despite advances in some stem cell treatments, others are not progressing as we are often led to believe and Ireland is behind the curve on creating an environment conducive to research, Bette Browne reports. » read more

 
'Irish Independent: Stem-cell therapy scams 'preying on the vulnerable'' image

Irish Independent: Stem-cell therapy scams 'preying on the vulnerable'

THE promise of stem-cell therapy remains a beacon for many people with a range of diseases - but too many Irish patients are falling victim to scams. Dr Stephen Sullivan, who is chief scientific officer at the Irish Stem Cell Foundation, said that while there are many trials under way, the reality is that at present there are only nine safe and effective treatments for human illnesses using stem cells. » read more

 
'Irish Examiner: Loss of Independent Adviser raises fears for Irish Scientific & Medical Research' image

Irish Examiner: Loss of Independent Adviser raises fears for Irish Scientific & Medical Research

Some 18 medical research charities have weighed into the controversy surrounding the Government's decision to appoint as its chief scientific advisor the man who also heads up its science funding agency. » read more

 
'Medical Independent: The Appliance of Science' image

Medical Independent: The Appliance of Science

With Ireland taking over the presidency of the EU, Irish scientists are expressing concern with the current approach » read more

 

Irish Examiner: Political expediency, not austerity, caused Ireland to lose its independent Scientific Adviser

The Irish Examiner details how the Irish Government's decision to abolish the independent Chief Scientific Adviser is not about austerity, it is about political expediency, and will do no good service for Irish Science. » read more

 

RTE News: 'Huge and obvious conflict of interest' as Chief Sciencific Adviser Office Shut

Government to shut office of Chief Scientific Adviser, Irish Stem Cell Foundation cites 'huge and obvious conflict of interest' » read more

 
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RTE News: Government urged on stem cell legislation

As the Nobel prize for medicine goes to two stem cell researchers from Japan and the UK, the Irish Stem Cell Foundation has called on the Government introduce legislation to govern stem cell research in Ireland. » read more

 
'The Lancet: Foundation highlights the importance of an integrated European approach on stem cells' image

The Lancet: Foundation highlights the importance of an integrated European approach on stem cells

EU funding is important for cementing collaborations, and enhancing the field for individual countries. "Stem cells are a platform technology, which feed into many ancillary areas, for example, neuroscience or drug screening. Europe needs a united front to ensure informed policy development and maintenance of funding for all types of stem cell research. » read more

 
'Irish Examiner: Research on stem cell treatment for autism welcomed' image

Irish Examiner: Research on stem cell treatment for autism welcomed

Irish Examiner 22/08/12 The launch of research to test use of stem cells to treat autistic children has been welcomed by the Irish Stem Cell Foundation. » read more

 
 
 
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