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Scientists from Ireland’s most esteemed universities have come together under RSCI’s roof to address the complex demands with treating neurological diseases, using the most cutting-edge technologies available.

Ireland AM - Monday, 12 February 2018

To mark International Epilepsy Day, we are joined by Rob Cullen who was diagnosed when he was 14 years old and neurologist Dr. Colin Doherty from St James's Hospital in Dublin.

What can your ancestry tell you about neurological diseases?

Gianpiero Cavalleri of RCSI outlines his work in trying to unlock medical secrets based on our ancestry. As companies such as 23andMe have shown, many of us are fascinated about our ancestry, and the rapid advancement of cheap, accurate genetic testing has helped to find some truly surprising results.

Genetic map of Ireland unlocks secrets about ancestors

The first genetic map of the people of Ireland has been produced by scientists and genealogical researchers here. The study has found that prior to the mass movement of people in recent decades, there were at least 10 distinct genetic clusters found in specific regions across Ireland.

Focus on research: Prof David Henshall, FutureNeuro - TechCentral.ie

David Henshall is centre director of FutureNeuro, one of four Science Foundation Ireland research centes launched earlier this year. In this interview he discusses the centre's focus on epilepsy research and how genetic information could become part of your regular hospital record.

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Medicinal cannabis: Where does Ireland stand?

 Dr Colin Doherty, Principal Investigator from the FutureNeuro Centre in RCSI, discusses medicinal cannabis and Ireland's current stance.


Simple blood test could reveal epilepsy risk

More than 50 million people are affected by epilepsy worldwide. However, diagnosing the disease remains challenging and treatments are often unsuccessful: only 70% of patients taking anti-epileptic drugs are seizure-free. 'Diagnosis of epilepsy is really difficult,' explained David Henshall, professor of molecular physiology and neuroscience at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

New Irish 'DNA atlas' maps genes of the people of Ireland

A new "Irish DNA atlas" has mapped the genes of the people of Ireland in detail, finding genetic evidence of Viking settlement in Ireland for the first time. The study has discovered that before the mass migration of people in recent decades, there were at least 10 distinct genetic clusters across the country, roughly aligned with the ancient provinces or kingdoms of Ireland.

New study gives the first genetic map of the people of Ireland

'The Irish DNA Atlas; Revealing Fine-Scale Population Structure and History within Ireland' has been published in the journal Scientific Reports . Led by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Genealogical Society of Ireland, it has revealed patterns of genetic similarity in 10 distinct clusters.

A public genome project will enhance healthcare quality and reduce costs

Gianpiero Cavalleri is associate professor of human genetics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and the SFI FutureNeuro Research Centre. 

Partnership aims to deliver more accurate diagnoses for genetic epilepsy

New software to deliver faster and more accurate diagnoses in genetic epilepsies is the ambition of a ground-breaking partnership between Congenica, a global provider of clinical genomics interpretation software, and FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases, supported by Science Foundation Ireland.

First Irish genetic map reveals a 'sink' of Celtic ancestry

A team of researchers has helped to construct the first genetic map of the people of Ireland to help us better understand hereditary conditions. Researchers led by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Genealogical Society of Ireland have published The Irish DNA Atlas: Revealing Fine-Scale Population Structure and History within Ireland in the journal Scientific Reports .

Are Irish people really that diverse genetically? Now, we have a much better idea

A new study has given new insights into where our ancestry lies.

Trinity Innovation Awards 2017 - Celebrating Innovative Research

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin were acknowledged for their innovative research and entrepreneurship at the Trinity Innovation Awards 2017 special awards ceremony last night [November 27th, 2017]. The highest accolade, the Provost Innovation Award went to Professor of Biochemistry, Luke O'Neill for his outstanding contribution to innovation throughout his career.

Irish DNA map reveals history's imprint

Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events. In their sample of the Irish population, the researchers identified 10 genetic groupings - clusters - that roughly mirror ancient boundaries. The results also suggest the Vikings had a greater impact on the Irish gene pool than previously supposed.