‘I felt I could do much more than just give lectures, I could save lives’

Dr Isma Liza Mohd Isa, postdoctoral researcher at Cúram, NUI Galway. Image: NUI Galway

Dr Isma Liza Mohd Isa aims to eradicate chronic back pain forever.

A report last year found that in Ireland, back pain was the most commonly reported chronic condition, with one in five respondents to a survey saying they suffer from it.

While a multitude of different reasons could be behind back pain, ranging from diet factors to deeper bone issues, a research team is aiming to stop the problem at its source with a new hydrogel. Read more

Eid Mubarak 2017