UL study reveals ‘identical’ survival rates for kidney dialysis patients using different forms of treatment

Professor Austin Stack, Foundation Chair of Medicine and Lead Investigator for the Kidney Research Consortium at UL

Research carried out at University of Limerick has shown that life expectancy outcomes for two of the most common forms of kidney dialysis treatment are “virtually identical”.

In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) at UL compared the survival of patients with kidney failure that were treated with either peritoneal dialysis (PD) or haemodialysis (HD) at a dialysis centre, two of the most common forms of available treatments.

UL-based Lero marks 15 years of software research excellence

Professor Brian Fitzgerald, director of Lero

In 2020, Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software based at University of Limerick, celebrates 15 years of excellence in software research.

As one of the longest-established SFI research centres, Lero will mark the occasion over the course of the year by highlighting some of its alumni and people who have had associations with the centre over that time.

Lero research shows the sexes have equal spatial cognition

Pictured at the Lero Esports Science research lab at UL, from left, postgraduate researcher Jessica Mangione, research assistant Niall Ramsbottom, programme manager Dr Adam Toth, postgraduate researcher Yueying Gong and lab Director Dr Mark Campbell Picture: Diarmuid Greene

Men are not better than women at spatial cognition ­– such as map reading ­– is the principal finding from ground-breaking work by researchers at Lero, the University of Limerick-hosted Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software.

Minister approves professorial-level posts at University of Limerick under SALI scheme

University of Limerick President Dr Des Fitzgerald with Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education, at the August conferring Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education, has announced the approval of 20 posts at professorial-level in higher education, two of which are to be located at University of Limerick.

UL-based Lero secures €6 million in research funding from Huawei

Lero Director, Professor Brian Fitzgerald and Puneet Saidha, Acting Vice President Research, University of Limerick along with Frank Du, President of Huawei Sweden Research Centre, planting a Ginkgo tree outside the Lero offices in University of Limerick to mark the announcement of the research funding Picture: Alan Place

Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software based at University of Limerick, has secured a €6 million investment from Huawei to fund a research programme aimed at improving the reliability of software applications.

The investment funding is in joint cooperation with Huawei's Research Centre in Ireland and Sweden.

Ground-breaking UL research focuses on tackling anti-social behaviour in Dublin South Central

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A new research report and connected strategy carried out by a University of Limerick academic identifies the nature and reach of key criminal networks within Dublin South Central and documents the intimidation, stress and fear that pockets of communities living in the areas most connected to the networks are experiencing.

The research, called Building Community Resilience, was carried out by Dr Johnny Connolly of the Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies, School of Law, University of Limerick. It was launched this Wednesday in Dublin.

University of Limerick research features in first edition of Gray’s Surgical Anatomy

Pictured at the library in the Clinical Education and Research Centre, UHL, were Dara Walsh, Prof John Calvin Coffey and UL GEMS third year medical students Olwyn Conlon, Ross Book and Sophie Sabherwal

A pioneering surgeon and medical illustrator based at University of Limerick are among the contributors to the first edition of Gray’s Surgical Anatomy.

Prof John Calvin Coffey, Foundation Chair of Surgery, Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, UL Hospitals Group, made global headlines in late 2016 when he led a team of researchers in reclassifying part of the human digestive system known as the mesentery as a new organ.

Minister cuts the ribbon on ‘world class educational and research facility’ at UHL

Prof Rachel Msetfi, Dean Education and Health Sciences, UL, Dr Eoin Noctor, Consultant Endocrinologist, UL Hospitals Group, Prof Paul Burke, Chief Academic Officer, UL Hospitals Group and Vice Dean Education and Health Sciences UL and Miriam McCarthy, Manager Health Sciences Academy, pictured at the official opening of the Clinical Education & Research Centre and launch of the Health Sciences Academy at University Hospital Limerick Pictures: Alan Place.

Report by University of Limerick researchers shows State ‘failing to meet obligations’ on hate crime

Dr Jennifer Schweppe of the Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG) at University of Limerick

A report by researchers based at University of Limerick presented to a United Nations Committee has said that the Irish State is failing to meet its obligations in relation to hate crime.

The Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG) at University of Limerick (UL) was asked by the Coalition Against Hate Crime to write an alternative report for the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on the issue of hate crime and related matters.

Research Week 2019 launch

Dr Puneet Saidha, Dr Martina Fitzgerald, Prof Kerstin Mey

Research Week 2019 was officially launched this morning Monday 2nd December in the Glucksman Library by Professor Kerstin Mey, Vice President Academic Affairs and Student Engagement at the University of Limerick. Prof Mey launched the event to the backdrop of a poster exhibition of research from UL which supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the theme of this year's Research Week. 

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