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 [...]


By |2021-09-23T10:55:48+01:00October 14th, 2020|

Wednesday 14 October 2020 RESEARCHERS FROM PREGNANCY LOSS RESEARCH GROUP AND INFANT CENTRE UCC/CUMH ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP IMPROVE SERVICES FOR THOSE WH0 EXPERIENCE RECURRENT MISCARRIAGE October 13th 2020: Baby Loss Awareness Week, which runs from October 9 – 15, is an international event which seeks to raise awareness of the issues affecting families who have experienced [...]

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 [...]

INFANT giving a voice to children with special needs

By |2020-11-22T12:27:37+00:00May 29th, 2020|

Friday 29 May 2020 INFANT has launched a new study to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the accessibility of support services for carers of children with special needs, and the effect, if any, on carer well-being. Carers Access to REspite services and support during COVID-19 (CARE Study) is about giving a voice to children with special [...]

Healthy Eating for Pregnant Women

By |2020-11-22T12:27:57+00:00May 26th, 2020|

Tuesday 26 May 2020 Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, we are being inundated with claims that certain foods, nutrients and nutritional supplements can prevent or even cure COVID-19. However, the truth about diet and COVID-19 is this: No single food, nutrient or supplement can “boost” our immune function to prevent us from catching COVID-19. [...]

The Scientific Theory of Happiness

By |2020-11-22T12:28:10+00:00May 22nd, 2020|

Friday 22 May 2020 Our Clinical Psychologists, Leanna Fogarty and Dr Margaret O’ Rourke have identified a number of tools and resources to help you deal with any additional stresses in your lives. We will share some bitesize tips with you every week through the INFANT website and our social media channels. There are no [...]

Support crucial for maintaining successful breastfeeding

By |2020-11-22T12:28:28+00:00May 14th, 2020|

Thursday 14 May 2020 New research led by Dr. Andrea Hemmingway, PI Prof Mairead Kiely, and the INFANT maternal and child nutrition team has been published in the British Journal of Nutrition. The study has reported that breastfeeding rates have increased slightly over the past 10 years and mothers are breastfeeding for longer. Breastfeeding is [...]

INFANT shortlisted to compete for €2 million prize

By |2020-11-22T12:28:42+00:00May 11th, 2020|

Monday 11 May 2020 Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD, today announced that twelve teams have been shortlisted to progress onto the next phase of the SFI Future Innovator Prize. Funded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), this competition is part of an overall government [...]