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The Irish Network for Children’s Clinical Research (In4Kids) and the INFANT Research Centre Contribute to Study on How the Pandemic Affected Paediatric Research

By |2021-09-21T09:42:44+01:00September 21st, 2021|

INFANT and the In4Kids Network (www.in4kids.ie) contributed to a study which quantified how the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic impacted paediatric clinical research being undertaken across 50 different international research sites.   Published in The Journal of Paediatrics, the study found that the pandemic affected research being undertaken at 50 percent of the surveyed research centres between early May and early June 2020.  In all, 44% of the research sites that contributed to the study indicated that staff were redirected to COVID-19 research, while 75.5% of sites were also involved in paediatric COVID-19 research.  As a result, the [...]

Five INFANT Researchers Contribute to jENS 2021 Congress

By |2021-09-17T13:56:46+01:00September 17th, 2021|

Professor Geraldine Boylan, Professor Deirdre Murray and Dr Sean Mathieson, all took part in the jENS 2021 Congress this week, alongside INFANT Ph.D candidates Sonia Lenehan and Mary Anne Ryan.  The prestigious event, which took place between 14-18 September, featured an exciting scientific programme with contributions from leading international speakers.  Taking place online, the Congress investigated topics such as neurology, perinatal practices and neonatal infectious diseases / immunology.  The interactive event included dedicated Q&As, live discussions and polls, providing an engaging atmosphere for INFANT researchers to showcase how they are solving some of [...]

Harnessing gaming technology to assess brain development in young children: Liltoda grows from cutting edge research in the INFANT centre, UCC.

By |2021-09-01T21:32:44+01:00September 1st, 2021|

New technology to support non-verbal assessment of infants & young children. 31st August 2021: A new UCC spin out company, Liltoda Ltd, launched today. Liltoda will focus on harnessing the power of gaming technology for the early detection of infant brain injury. The Liltoda team aim to create a sea change in the assessment of brain development [...]

INFANT Student Secures IRC Scholarship 

By |2021-09-01T12:36:35+01:00September 1st, 2021|

 INFANT centre and UCC Departments of Biochemistry and Obstetrics & Gynaecology PhD student Caroline Joyce was awarded an Employment-Based Programme Postgraduate award by the Irish Research Council on 25th August 2021.     Caroline, who is a Principal Clinical Biochemist in Cork University Hospital, received the prestigious scholarship for her research into biomarker discovery for the diagnosis, management and treatment of women with Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD). She was one of 28 awardees under this scheme and the only recipient in Cork.     Molar pregnancy (MP) is the commonest form of GTD with an incidence of [...]

Professor Keelin O’Donoghue Co-authors Report on Implementation of National Bereavement Standards across all 19 Maternity Units

By |2021-08-18T09:48:14+01:00August 18th, 2021|

Infant’s Professor Keelin O’Donoghue - https://www.ucc.ie/en/obsgyn/staff/keelin/  - has co-authored a report that aims to develop and improve perinatal bereavement care across all of Ireland’s Maternity units. Read/Download the report (PDF) here -  https://www.infantcentre.ie/2021/08/18/hse-national-standards-for-bereavement-care-report/ Compiled by Prof O'Donoghue, Clinical lead for Implementation, and Riona Cotter National Programme Manager,  the report highlights the dedication and hard work of [...]

Results of PARROT Ireland Trial Published in British Medical Journal

By |2021-08-14T09:50:51+01:00August 13th, 2021|

Results of PARROT Ireland Trial Published in British Medical Journal Research funded by the Health Research Board Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network Collaborative Ireland and published by Professor Keelin O’Donoghue in the British Medical Journal, has found that using the Placental Growth Factor test in clinical practice does not improve [...]

C4C – Press Release: First site open for patient recruitment into ‘Kawasaki Disease Coronary Artery Aneurysm Prevention trial (KD-CAAP)’ study

By |2021-08-06T10:49:39+01:00August 6th, 2021|

The IMI conect4children (c4c) consortium are pleased to announce that the first site is now open for the ‘Kawasaki Disease Coronary Artery Aneurysm Prevention trial (KD-CAAP)’ study as of 28 September 2020 at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Kawasaki disease is a disease where arteries, particularly the coronary arteries in the heart, become [...]

Infant Mental Health

By |2020-11-22T13:24:30+00:00June 19th, 2020|

Friday 19 June 2020 Here at the INFANT Research Centre, we specialise in the science of babies brains! The brain develops more in the first five years than at any other stage of our life. The first 1,000 days of life are vital as the brain and biological pathways formed during this time can affect [...]

INFANT student wins Student Entrepreneur Award

By |2020-11-22T13:26:11+00:00June 12th, 2020|

Friday 12 June 2020 INFANT PhD student Mark O’Sullivan has won the top prize at Enterprise Ireland's Student Entrepreneur Awards 2020 for his Neurobell medical device. Mark was one of 10 finalists participating in the virtual final of the third-level Student Entrepreneur Awards. Mark developed Neurobell to support early detection and monitoring of brain injuries in newborns [...]

INFANT Researchers share in €1.4m SFI funding

By |2020-11-22T13:27:59+00:00June 9th, 2020|

Tuesday 09 June 2020 Researchers at INFANT  have received funding for a pilot project that aims to reduce the number of hospital check-up visits for pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. With funding from Science Foundation Ireland, INFANT researchers will apply connected technology to enable pregnant women to have their blood pressure monitored remotely. The [...]