• Pain profiling has potential to improve quality of life for older patients

    Research undertaken at the University of Limerick has found that pain profiling in older patients has the potential to improve quality of life, and help target resources to those most at risk of disability. The study also found that the use of new pain profiles, which took into account the impact of pain and its subjective nature, might enable better management of pain, and more accurate predictions of healthcare utilisation among older people.

  • Bernal Research Day 2016

    On 14th July 2016, the Faculty of Science and Engineering’s newest institute, the Bernal Institute, hosted its inaugural research day in the Analog Devices Building, University of Limerick (UL). It was a lively affair with 176 researchers from across the Materials and Surface Science Institute (MSSI), Stokes Laboratories, and Bernal Project, incumbents for the Bernal Institute, as well as delegates from UL’s Research Support Services and Technology Transfer Office being treated to an energetic programme of talks and presentations which showcased the rich and broad diversity of research activities that are currently being undertaken by this institute across UL’s Faculty of Science & Engineering.
  • Dialysis Patients who Smoke are less likely get a Kidney Transplant and Die Earlier

    “Smoking remains a major modifiable risk factor for adverse outcomes for men and women on dialysis. It shortens their lifespans and reduces their overall chances of kidney transplantation” - Professor Austin Stack

    Dialysis patients who smoke are much less likely to receive a life-saving kidney transplant and much more likely to die sooner according to researchers from the Health Research Institute (HRI) at the University of Limerick and UL’s Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS).

    The findings, which are published in a study appearing online in the journal BMC Nephrology, provide compelling evidence that smoking reduces overall life expectancy of dialysis patients as well as their overall chances of receiving a kidney transplant.

  • Vascular Access Workshop - 28 September 2016

    On September 28th 2016, the Technology Enhanced Health Outcomes theme of the HRI at the University of Limerick will host a workshop on Vascular Access. The workshop is part of an EU project grant entitled Renal Dialysis Vascular Access (ReDVA) and is supported by the Health Research Institute. The ReDVA project is a joint industry-academia research programme to overcome the scientific and technical barriers to the understanding, development and adoption of technologies to combat the significant clinical problem of the failure of renal dialysis venous access.

  • Research Seminar: Professor Rod K. Dishman, "Methodological Advances in Exercise Psychology: Modeling Latent Variables"

    Professor Rod K. Dishman, PhD from the Department of Kinesiology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA will present “Methodological Advances in Exercise Psychology: Modeling Latent Variables” in PESS Building P1033 on Tuesday, 26th July 2016 between 9am and 12pm which is funded by IRC New Foundations Scheme.

    Drs. Mark Campbell and Matthew Herring would like to invite you to the third of a series of Research Seminars funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme broadly focused on innovative methodological techniques to improve psychological research into healthy lifestyle behaviours. The third Research Seminar, entitled "Methodological Advances in Exercise Psychology: Modeling Latent Variables," will be presented on Tuesday, July 26th by Professor Rod K. Dishman.