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Recent news


Major breakthrough identifies new mechanism for the development of schizophrenia

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin and RCSI have discovered that abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain may play a major role in the development of schizophrenia, a debilitating condition that affects around 1% of people in Ireland.

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Spike Milligan Public Speaking InterVarsity Competition

RCSI had some success at the recent annual Spike Milligan all-Ireland interVarsity public speaking competition for medical schools, run by the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland.

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Youth mental health taskforce appointment

Professor Mary Cannon (Psychiatry) has been appointed as a member of the taskforce on youth mental health.

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New study published in Nature Neuroscience

Global collaborations can help answer fundamental questions that are resistant even to national endeavours.

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Congress on Schizophrenia Research-Colorado Springs

RCSI was well represented at the recent International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, held in Colorado Springs

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RCSI researchers discover clues to new pathways for treatment of schizophrenia

Melanie Föcking, PhD and RCSI lecturer in psychiatric neuroscience led the first research to identify specific PSD-associated genes and proteins linked to schizophrenia

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RCSI scientist in top world rankings

Professor Mary Cannon will appear in the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers website and 2014 World's Most Influential Scientific Minds report which has been recently launched.

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International consortium to discuss genetic causes of schizophrenia in 22q11 deletion syndrome patients

Today, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) will host a two-day International Brain and Behaviour Consortium meeting on Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11.2DS). Patients with this genetic disorder have high rates of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.

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RAMI Doctor Awards

Professor Mary Cannon was the winner of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland (RAMI) 2013 Doctor Awards (Psychiatry Section). She received her award at a ceremony in the Royal College of Physicians on Thursday, 21 March 2013.

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Achievements 2012

Many congratulations to Yoshihiro Katsuura (SC2) on the publication of his paper: The Dark Cartoon: Intrusive Imagery Secondary to Childhood Sexual Abuse, published in the current edition of the Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine

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New research from the RCSI published in Nature Publishing Group's Neuropsychopharmacology

Entitled ‘Chronic Adolescent Exposure to Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in COMT Mutant Mice: Impact on Indices of Dopaminergic, Endocannabinoid and GABAergic Pathways’ the research has shown physical changes to exist in specific brain areas implicated in schizophrenia following the use of cannabis during adolescence.

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Ian Kelleher paper accepted to Archives of General Psychiatry journal

Ian Kelleher, PhD student in the Department of Psychiatry, has had a paper entitled ‘Psychotic symptoms in adolescence index risk for suicidal behaviour – findings from two population-based case-control studies’, accepted to the prestigious journal Archives of General Psychiatry.

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