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Cognitive impairment in preterm infants can be predicted at discharge, INFANT research shows

By |2024-01-12T08:44:10+00:00January 11th, 2024|

Researchers develop new prediction tool to identify cognitive impairment Impaired cognition among preterm infants can be predicted prior to discharge from neonatal care, new joint Irish and Swedish research shows. Each year, 2.2 million infants are born very preterm (VPT), that is, at a gestational age (GA) younger than 32 weeks. Children born very preterm [...]

UCC spins out new medtech start-up, NeuroBell

By |2024-01-08T10:06:49+00:00January 8th, 2024|

NeuroBell has developed an AI-powered medical device to accurately detect seizures in newborns, which can reduce the risk of long-term brain injury. Seizures are the most common sign of brain injury, signalling the need for urgent treatment that can prevent further seizures and improve outcomes. The start-up has secured an investment of €2.1m to fund [...]

INFANT PI, Professor Deirdre Murray announced as Chair in Early Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy

By |2023-10-05T16:23:47+01:00October 6th, 2023|

Friday, 6 October 2023:  Today on World Cerebral Palsy Day, University College Cork (UCC) has announced the appointment of Professor Deirdre Murray as the new Chair in Early Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy, as part of a new programme of excellence to revolutionise the delivery of cerebral palsy care in Ireland. In May, the Cerebral [...]

HRB invests €1.9 million in UCC research to address emerging health challenges

By |2023-10-04T08:12:47+01:00October 4th, 2023|

High blood pressure during pregnancy, strategies for preventing drug overdose and the factors associated with suicide risk in older adults are among the health and social care research projects to receive funding from the Health Research Board’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. Five post-doctoral researchers at UCC’s School of Public Health, National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) and [...]

Born Too Soon Airs on Virgin Media One

By |2023-09-04T09:26:20+01:00September 4th, 2023|

Born Too Soon will give an unprecedented look into lives of the hardworking staff who dedicate their lives to caring for vulnerable newborns at CUH's neonatal unit. TV crews have been in the hospital all year filming 'Born Too Soon,' following the stories of families and medical teams looking after premature babies born at the [...]

INFANT Director, Prof Geraldine Boylan wins prestigious award

By |2023-09-05T15:36:11+01:00August 31st, 2023|

Geraldine Boylan, Professor of Neonatal Physiology, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, University College Cork and Director of the INFANT Research Centre was awarded the 2023 Tom Connor Distinguished Investigator Award from Neuroscience Ireland. Professor Boylan was presented the prestige award at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) during the annual Neuroscience Ireland conference. This [...]

CergenX, INFANT spin-out raises €1.2m in funding to develop newborn brain screening

By |2023-07-10T15:32:25+01:00July 10th, 2023|

Cork-based medtech company CergenX has raised €1.2 million in funding to further develop its technology to screen newborns for brain injury. CergenX is a spin-out from the Infant Centre in UCC. Founded by chief executive Jason Mowles, chief science officer Professor Geraldine Boylan and chief technology officer Sean Griffin in 2021. The company is currently [...]

Cerebral Palsy Foundation awards €1.6 million funding to UCC

By |2023-06-29T14:57:57+01:00June 6th, 2023|

Cerebral Palsy Foundation awards €1.6 million funding to University College Cork to support cerebral palsy education and research Funding of €1.6 million will support UCC’s appointment of a Chair in Early Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy. The Cerebral Palsy Foundation Chair will lead research in early brain injury and cerebral palsy at the Irish Centre [...]

Cerebral Palsy Foundation Launches Programme of Excellence in Ireland

By |2023-06-29T14:51:24+01:00May 22nd, 2023|

Cerebral Palsy Foundation Launches Programme of Excellence to Revolutionise Cerebral Palsy Care in Ireland Foundation partnering with University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Children’s Health Ireland to establish Ireland as an international leader for Cerebral Palsy care and research   Dublin, Ireland - The Cerebral Palsy Foundation [...]

Launch of In4Kids Clinical Trial Network

By |2023-06-29T14:51:53+01:00February 7th, 2023|

A new network putting children at the centre of decision-making in healthcare was launched today at University College Cork. Funded by the Health Research Board (HRB), In4Kids, the Irish Network for Children’s Clinical Trials, will support innovative clinical research and trial design for children in Ireland. It is the first clinical trials network in Ireland to [...]