SIDBI study abstract presentation @ Nutrition & Growth congress 2024

New PhD student Ludwig Svensson chosen to present abstract at Nutrition & Growth congress 2024 in Lisbon Ludwig Svensson, the new PhD student with the Supplementing Iron and Development in Breastfed Infants (SIDBI) study was selected to present an abstract; ‘Effect of low-dose iron supplementation in breastfed infants on development during early childhood: results from […]

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The PEPS Trial – first non-digital meeting

The PEPS-trial; ‘Probiotic supplementation of extremely preterm infants in Scandinavia: A double-blind randomized control multicenter trial to reduce the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis and mortality’ had its first non-digital national meeting in Sigtuna 8-9 February 2024. Following on from a Swedish Research Council grant in early 2023 the PEPS trial is now well underway. Ten […]

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New neurofilament light study

“Neurofilament light (NfL) in serum as a prognostic biomarker for brain damage and later neurodevelopment in infants with birth asphyxia” is a study in which we investigate neurofilament light (NfL) as a marker for brain damage and how it can be used in assessing prognosis for future neurodevelopment after asphyxia. A previous smaller pilot study […]

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A human-milk-based fortifier is not effective against severe complications in premature infants

Fortification of breast milk with a very expensive product based on concentrated human milk does not improve the health of extremely preterm infants, compared to a standard fortifier. This is shown in a Swedish study of international interest, with the participation of Umeå, Linköping, Göteborg, Stockholm and Uppsala. Magnus Domellöf is in the steering committee […]

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Awarded grant for NorthPop

We are very happy to announce that the NorthPop research infrastructure has received a grant of 4 million SEK from the the Kempe Foundations (Kempestiftelserna) for 2024-2026. The grant will go towards completion of the first phase of building the research infrastructure, which includes recruiting the remaining participants (expected May 2025) and that all children in […]

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

We wish a Merry Christmas to all our team members, collaborators, funders and not least all the children and families participating in our research! We look back on a year with several exciting new projects, lots of publications, new research grants and one where we welcomed several new team members! We look forward to the […]

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Awarded grant for SWIDDICH study

‘The impact of mild maternal nutrient deficiency in the fetal brain – the SWIDDICH study’ has received a grant of just over 12 million SEK in the category ‘clinical study in therapy research’ from the Swedish Research Council for the period 2024-2027. The purpose of the study is to prevent micronutrient deficits in pregnant women […]

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Swedish Research Council awarded grant

We are pleased to announce that the project led by Prof Magnus Domellöf entitled Effects of early nutrition on brain development and cognitive/behavioral problems in children has received a grant of 4,8 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council for the period 2024-2027. The project includes a series of randomized, controlled clinical trials aiming to […]

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NorthPop 7-year follow-up media coverage

There has been some recent media coverage of NorthPop and the start of the 7-year follow-up in Umeå. Principal investigator Magnus Domellöf was interviewed by Västerbottens Kuriren (in Swedish):https://www.vk.se/2023-11-07/9-fragor-jag-kanner-stort-ansvar-men-ocksa-stor-stolthet-8892b Local TV news SVT Västerbotten attended the pediatric research unit at Umeå University Hospital when Charlie and his mum Kristin Simonsson were there for Charlie’s follow-up […]

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Awarded grant for INSPIRE RCT

We are pleased to announce that the Intervention for Neurodevelopmental Support in Preterm Infants using Responsive parenting and E-health or ‘INSPIRE’ study has received a grant of 3,7 million SEK from the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE) for 2024-2026. INSPIRE is a new, e-health initiative aimed at parents of very […]

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