Tánaiste launches new €11.6 million Cerebral Palsy research programme at University College Cork

By |2024-04-17T12:19:46+01:00March 22nd, 2024|

Groundbreaking partnership funded by SFI and Cerebral Palsy Foundation Friday, March 22, 2024: The Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, today launched a new €11.6 million research programme focused on Cerebral Palsy at University College Cork (UCC). ELEVATE, a ground-breaking five-year initiative, has been funded under the Science Foundation [...]

International Women’s Day 2024

By |2024-03-08T11:06:32+00:00March 8th, 2024|

Today, 8th March 2024 is International Women’s Day, a day where we celebrate the achievements of our female research team at INFANT. All of whom play a key role in transforming the future of maternal and child healthcare. Led by Director Professor Geraldine Boylan, and hosted at University College Cork, INFANT is the hub of world-leading [...]

We Are Hiring! Research Support Officer (in4kids Network Manager) INFANT Research Centre

By |2024-03-19T08:13:10+00:00February 20th, 2024|

The INFANT Research Centre is now accepting applications for a Research Support Officer – in4kids Network Manager. In4kids is a national paediatric clinical research network funded by Health Research Board (HRB). In4kids is a key component of, and the National Hub for, the Conect4children network.  Conect4children, (collaborative network for European clinical trials for children - [...]

Report published by Government recommends statutory right to paid leave for pregnancy loss under 24 weeks

By |2024-02-14T13:02:02+00:00February 14th, 2024|

A report commissioned by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), and authored by researchers at University College Cork and the University of Galway, has recommended that a statutory right to paid leave should be introduced for pre-viability pregnancy loss – regardless of the gestational stage or the reason for the loss. As part of the PLACES [...]

Participants Needed For New Research Study: Women’s Experiences and Perception of Pregnancy and/or Birth Complication

By |2024-02-09T08:42:54+00:00February 9th, 2024|

The Women’s Experiences and Perception of Pregnancy and/or Birth Complication research study has been launched to help understand how pregnancy and/or birth complications affect mental health and what supports women in Ireland need. Researchers at INFANT, UCC are looking for women who have experienced a pregnancy or birth complication in the last 5 years to [...]

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 [...]

Newborn brain screener awarded €6.7 million funding

By |2023-11-29T12:20:41+00:00November 28th, 2023|

Newborn Brain Screener awarded €6.7m to develop a platform to detect abnormal brain activity in infants soon after birth.  The technology screens all newborns for signs of brain injury in less than 15 minutes.  Early detection and intervention are critical for improved outcomes and quality of life.  €58.8 million was awarded to 12 new projects [...]

Delaying umbilical cord clamping significantly reduces the risk of death in premature babies

By |2023-11-17T15:49:04+00:00November 20th, 2023|

INFANT researchers are part of international collaboration highlighting benefits of deferred cord clamping in preterm infants. Waiting for two minutes to clamp the umbilical cord of a premature baby soon after birth could significantly reduce the risk of death relative to immediate clamping. Worldwide almost 13 million babies are born prematurely each year and close [...]

Employment-based PhD Scholarships

By |2023-11-17T11:44:40+00:00November 17th, 2023|

The College of Medicine and Health in conjunction with APC Microbiome Ireland and the INFANT Research Centre will offer six Employment-based PhD Scholarships* for Health Science Professionals in 2024. *PhD registration fees plus a contribution to costs. Scholarships under this scheme will be offered in 2024 by the College of Medicine and Health (CoMH), APC Microbiome [...]