The development of genetic sequencing and the discovery and use of biomarkers has now given clinicians new tools to apply this personalised approach. Photograph: iStock

Research in Ireland is advancing progress in personalised and targeted medicines, particularly in the area of oncology, which leads to better treatmen(...)

The HSE will spend €30 million on extra beds, and set up ‘winter-ready’ clinics for older persons and those with chronic diseases

The Health Service Executive has said that it “absolutely expects” that the number of people who will spend time on trolleys in hospitals this winter (...)

The policy for  provision of dental services is being comprehensively updated for the first time in 25 years.  Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The Department of Health’s plans to reform dental care in the State have been criticised by one of the main training bodies for the profession. Patie(...)

In the analysis of more than 80,000 people, researchers found that one quarter of individuals who attempted or died by suicide had problems in basic sensory experiences. Photograph: iStock

As many as one in four suicides or attempted suicides are connected with the brain’s failure to correctly interpret basic perceptual information, such(...)

At the FutureNeuro SFI research centre launched at RCSI in Dublin, from left,  Prof David Henshall, professor of molecular physiology and neuroscience at RCSI and centre director for FutureNeuro; Jack Banks, PhD student at the FutureNeuro Centre; Minister for Business,  Heather Humphreys,  and Prof Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

A new research centre based at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland aims to help transform the lives of 800,000 people in Ireland currently affect(...)

The overall level of potentially inappropriate prescribing ranged from 45.3 per cent of patients in 2012 to 51 per cent in 2015. Photograph: AFP/Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty

Almost half of older patients are exposed to potentially inappropriate prescribing each year, and the problem gets worse when they are hospitalised, a(...)

On the research image of the year shortlist: A 3D printed miniature model of Trinity College’s iconic Campanile shown in front of a housefly (Musca domestica). The model is only 2mm tall. It was fabricated using 3D two-photon lithography in AMBER’s new Additive Research Laboratory, where a unique suite of cutting edge Additive Manufacturing tools - 3D printers - are used in cross platform projects including energy storage systems, opto-electronics and medical devices. Photograph: Dr Matthias Kremer TCD

A scientist who is one the world’s leading researchers on nanoscale materials has received the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Researcher of the Year(...)

The separated twins after surgery by Prof Martin Corbally and his Tanzania team. Photograph:  Eamon Tierney

An Irish surgeon who emigrated after being sanctioned by the Medical Council – and who was later vindicated in the High Court – has successfully separ(...)

Deirdre Mangaoang (acting programme director RCSI/COSECSA Collaboration Programme) shares gifts with twins Bupe and Mapalo Mwape and extended family in the remote village of Chabatama in the Kawambwa region of Zambia.

This is a story about how two very small deals . . . When Lydia Mwape arrived at a district hospital in Kawambwa, an isolated town in north Zambia, i(...)

The judge noted  the surgeon had worked in Mullingar since 1999 and reviews of his practice were conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2006 and 2009 after concerns were expressed about perceived poor outcomes for his patients.

The High Court has refused to grant injunctions preventing the HSE from investigating a consultant surgeon who is facing multiple allegations concerni(...)

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