• Question: Have you made any big discoverys recently?

    Asked by Aislinn to Hugh, James, Katie, Matt, Shannon on 15 Nov 2017. This question was also asked by Aine, Karla.
    • Photo: James Brown

      James Brown answered on 15 Nov 2017:


      We found that we could make a drug that targets a specific protein that means it kills only breast cancer cells (not normal healthy cells)- in cells grown in the laboratory! its only the start but lots of people are interested in as well!

    • Photo: Katie Benson

      Katie Benson answered on 15 Nov 2017:


      I’ve helped to diagnose a lot of patients through the Epilepsy Lighthouse project with rare neurological diseases, which is fantastic. We hope to help a lot more patients with neurological problems as part of the FutureNeuro project here in RCSI as well!

    • Photo: Hugh J. Byrne

      Hugh J. Byrne answered on 15 Nov 2017:


      I suppose we are constantly learning about how our techniques work and what the benefits and limitations are!

      It seems that even cells that look normal under a microscope can already have signatures that tell that they are already at the early stage of cancer development

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