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16 June 2020 / news research

Reasons for ROP occurrence and a new option of treatment: an interview with Professor Ann Hellström

Dear Professor Hellström, Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an eye disease that only occurs in very preterm babies (usually preterm babies born before the 31st week or born with a...
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09 June 2020 / news research

RECAP Winter School: Early bird fee until 30th of June!

Are you a researcher in the fields of neonatology or epidemiology who wishes to learn how to use data from cohorts and registers? Then join the RECAP Winter School from...
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28 May 2020 / news research

Family-centred care in times of the pandemic

An interview with Atle Moen Dear Dr Moen, In your paper „If parents were a drug“ [accessible via Wiley Online Library], you describe how involving parents in care procedures and...
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26 May 2020 / news research

If parents were a drug

Parents have a huge impact on stress and pain and thus the wellbeing of their infants during neonatal intensive care. If this effect could be achieved with a drug that...
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23 April 2020 / news research

Low Birth Weight may be Linked to Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative disease of the eyes and is one of the most common causes for visual impairment in industrialised countries. In the past multiple studies...
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25 March 2020 / news research

Extreme heat may increase the risk of premature birth

Exposure to extreme heat waves during the last week of gestation might cause premature birth defined as birth before 37 weeks of gestation. A cohort study in California with 1,967,300...
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26 February 2020 / news research

Professor Dieter Wolke wins award for Distinguished Contributions to British Developmental Psychology

Professor Dieter Wolke from the University of Warwick  receives the award for Distinguished Contributions to British Developmental Psychology. With his work Professor Wolke is doing invaluable research on how preterm...
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24 February 2020 / news research

RECAP preterm: the ACTION cohort

The main idea behind the Italian ACTION (ACcess To Intensive Obstetrical and Neonatal care) follow-up project was to assess the outcomes of every very preterm birth occurring in a given...
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04 February 2020 / news research

New study HAPP-e is looking for participants from all over the world

Studying the health of adults born preterm is the aim of the EU-funded study HAPP-e, which has been recently launched. Focus point of HAPP-e is an electronic cohort. Researchers will...
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20 January 2020 / news research

Lifeline for preterm babies – funding announced for new stem cell research

What role can stem cells play in regenerating a damaged brain caused by preterm birth? The new project PREMSTEM, in which EFCNI is taking part, researches if stem cells can...
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