Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway is to partner with five other European institutions to develop new advanced therapies and technologies in skin regeneration for the treatment of burns and chronic wounds.
The €4 million NanoGrowSkin project will involve a multidisciplinary healthcare approach to develop an improved chronic wound therapy.
The aim is to develop a bio-engineered human skin substitute, improving the manufacturing process, shortening the production time, and enhancing its treatment effectiveness.
The NUIG role will be led by CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre in Medical Devices and the other research partners are in Spain, Italy and France.
Director Professor Abhay Pandit say they are aiming to overcome the two major drawbacks of severe skin wounds, the urgent need of an effective skin implant in life-threatening situations and to avoid or counteract bacterial infections.
Plans for 60 apartments at West City Retail Park
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans have been lodged for an apartment block at West City Centre Office & Retail Park in Westside.
The project would involve the demolition of the existing first floor office level, to make way for 60 new apartments.
The development would be primarily made up of two-bed and single-bed units spread across first, second and third floor level.
At present, Aldi is the anchor tenant of the retail park at ground floor level.
City planners are due to make a decision in January.
Two Galway teaching graduates receive top awards
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two Galway teaching graduates have achieved ‘top of their class’ status at the annual Hibernia College conferring ceremony.
Along with that honour, Spiddal’s Aonghus Ó hEochaidh also received a placement performance award by the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.
While Mary Corless, a teacher in Scoil Bhride in Tuam, was awarded for receiving the highest grade in the research module.
Both teaching graduates were awarded during their conferring at Dublin’s Convention Centre.
Call for county council to have 24/7 contract to service traffic lights
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are calls for Galway County Council to have a 24/7 contract to service traffic lights.
Local Councillor Jim Cuddy is making the call after lights at Carnmore Cross were out of order from Friday last to Monday afternoon.
The Athenry/Oranmore councillor claims the temporary flashing lights put in place were “totally inadequate” in terms of road safety.
Councillor Cuddy says having no access to service on weekends is not good enough.