REMEDI

Content from our partner REMEDI, the Regenerative Medicine Institute at NUI Galway.

Challenges in autism research

This is the second in a series of blog posts looking at stem cells and autism, by PhD student Jamie Reilly. If you missed it, check out his first post, Why I chose to research stem cells.
 
In this post, Jamie takes a closer look at some of the key questions and challenges in autism research today, and how stem cells might help. Read on for more about:


Studying the genetics of autism spectrum disorder

The complex nature of the genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is just one of the many challenges in researching this topic. In the past decade we have found candidate genes implicated in many areas, such as the growth and development of neuronal cells, regulation of signalling molecules involved in the immune system, and mitochondrial function.

Stem cells in the commercial world: An interview with Stephen Elliman

A lot of stem cell research happens in universities and other academic centres, but companies will play an increasing role as research progresses towards new medical applications. To get a flavour of how small companies are getting involved with cell therapy research and the challenges they face, meet Stephen Elliman, Head of Research and Development at Orbsen Therapeutics. Our partners have spoken to Steve and you can read and watch on film some of the things he told us.

Why I chose to research stem cells

My name is Jamie Reilly. I am currently undertaking a PhD at the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) in the National University of  Ireland Galway (NUIG). I am in my first year of a 4-year programme (in fact I only started 3 months ago, so there have been no regrets yet!). I am also an individual on the autistic spectrum, having not been able to speak until I was 5 years old, and didn't possess usable language until I was 8-9 years old.

Dublin school captures top prize at 2014 Debating Science Issues All-Ireland Finals

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) played host to the 2014 Debating Science Issues (DSI) All-Ireland Finals last Thursday. St Joseph's Secondary CBS, Fairview from Dublin emerged as eventual winners of the competition.

New centre licenced to manufacture stem cells for human use opens in Galway

The Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland (CCMI) is set to launch today at the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), National University of Ireland, Galway. It is the first facility in Ireland to receive a licence from the Irish Medicines Board to manufacture expanded stem cells for human use, and one of only five of its kind in Europe.

Stem Cell Awareness Day 2013

October 2 marked Stem Cell Awareness Day this year. Co-ordinated by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, it's "a day to celebrate the scientific advances made to-date and be hopeful of what is yet to come".

Pre-clinical research shows promising treatment for diabetic wounds using stem cells

Published (GMT): 
13 mar 2013 - 9:13przed południem UTC

Pre-clinical research has generated some very promising findings using adult stem cells for the treatment of diabetic wounds. The research carried out by scientists at NUI Galway, is published in this month’s Diabetes the official journal of the American Diabetes Association.

Irish students debate science and ethics in DSI competition

Do the potential benefits of using embryonic stem cells to develop new medical treatments mean we have a moral obligation to support this type of research?  Should a patient’s potential contribution to society be taken into consideration when deciding who will be allocated a scarce resource such as an organ transplant?  Forty secondary school students from all corners of Ireland debate these thorny topics in the Debating Science Issues (DSI) competition

The All-Ireland Finals will take place on Friday, 22 February 2013 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin. Funded by Discover Science & Engineering, Abbott Ireland, Boston Scientific and Pfizer, this All-Ireland project is coordinated by Danielle Nicholson, Outreach Officer at the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at NUI Galway in conjunction with 8 science research and discovery centres throughout Ireland- Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, UCC; Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, DCU; CRANN in Trinity College Dublin; Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI),  W5 in Belfast, CLARITY at UCD, Cork Institute of Technology and the Centre for Cross Border Studies in Armagh.

2012: a busy, fun and successful year!

We've enjoyed a successful 2012 of science, discussion, blogs, fact sheets, films and events. We know many of you have been discussing stem cell research in all kinds of ways too. Here's a short round-up of just some of the things our partners have been up to this year.

 

 

 

 

Treating autism - can stem cells help? Public event

Date & time: 
12 gru 2012

In this public forum, Professor Louise Gallagher at TCD will describe a new collaboration with the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at NUI Galway to advance stem cell research on autism.

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