New UL-led project could dramatically reduce risk of error in certain cancer treatments

Principal investigator Dr Sinéad O’Keeffe, a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow

A new project led by researchers at University of Limerick has the potential to dramatically reduce the risk of error in the treatment of prostate and gynaecological cancer.

The Origin project, of which UL is the coordinating organisation, aims to deliver more effective, photonics-enabled, brachytherapy cancer treatment through advanced real-time radiation dose imaging and source localisation.

University of Limerick researchers putting mental practice to golfing performance test

Putting their research to the test on Ballyneety Golf Course, Co Limerick were researchers Eoghan McNeill, Dr Adam Toth, Niall Ramsbottom and Dr Mark Campbell Picture: Alan Place.

Research carried out at University of Limerick has lended support to Arnold Palmer’s famous assertion that golf is “predominantly played in the six inches between the ears”.

According to research by Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software hosted at UL and University researchers, kinaesthetic ability, which is an individual’s ability to feel an action without actually performing it, may improve their golf game.

Master Class for 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Cure Individual Fellowships applicants

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New material developed at University of Limerick could ‘help solve global water crisis’

Professor Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering and Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor

A revolutionary new material developed at University of Limerick could “help solve the global water crisis” by producing water from air, even in the most remote of locations.

Professor Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering and Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor at University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute, has developed the crystalline material after decades of research.

University of Limerick led SSPC wins Pharma Research Centre of the Year

The SSPC team collecting the award for Pharma Research Centre of the Year at the 2019 Pharma Industry Awards

SSPC, the SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals hosted at University of Limerick, has been awarded Pharma Research Centre of the Year and the Pharma Education and Training Award at the 2019 Pharma Industry Awards.

The awards recognise SSPC, a national research centre led by UL at the Bernal Institute, for its outstanding national and international industry-academia, inter-industry collaborations.

New material developed at University of Limerick could ‘help solve global water crisis’

A revolutionary new material developed at University of Limerick could “help solve the global water crisis” by producing water from air, even in the most remote of locations.

Professor Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering and Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor at University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute, has developed the crystalline material after decades of research.

His lab discovered a material with favourable properties for absorbing and releasing water from the atmosphere that could revolutionise dehumidification systems in buildings and the availability of water in regions of drought.

University of Limerick study shows personalised treatments can have significant impact on back pain

Dr Kieran O'Sullivan, University of Limerick, principal investigator on the study

A new study by researchers at University of Limerick has found that a “personalised approach” to back pain treatment can have a significant impact.

Back pain is the most costly and disabling health condition in the world, with the costs of back pain exceeding that of cancer and diabetes combined. For decades, most treatments for back pain have had little or no impact on the condition.

However, the UL study, which has just been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, has shown that there may be cause for more optimism.

UL-hosted Confirm launches Smart 4.0 fellowship programme

In University of Limerick for the launch of SMART 4.0 postdoctoral fellowship programme were, Deputy Mayor of Limerick City and County Cllr Adam Tesky, Senator Kieran O’Donnell, Prof Conor McCarthy, Confirm, Dr. Susan Daly, Confirm, Dr. Bill O’Leary, Confirm and Dr. Puneet Saidha, UL. Picture: Alan Place

CONFIRM, the world-leading SFI research centre in Smart Manufacturing hosted by University of Limerick, has launched SMART 4.0, a postdoctoral fellowship programme aimed at providing world-class training and research opportunities to 16 fellows in the area of Smart Manufacturing.

Minister Humphreys visits UL to launch €4.2m national research collaboration on driverless vehicles

With Minister Heather Humphreys at the launch in University of Limerick were Declan Black, Enterprise Ireland, Dr Siobhan Roche, Science Foundation Ireland, Joe Gibbs, General Manager of Lero, Dr Puneet Saidha, Director Research Support Services, UL, Professor Gregory Provan, Lero, UCC and Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Director of Lero Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, has visited University of Limerick to launch a Science Foundation Ireland backed €4.2m research collaboration on driverless vehicles led by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre.

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