Iron research workshop 1 March 2022

Our N4 iron research group, including collaborating researchers from Lund, met for a workshop at a conference venue in Umeå on Tuesday 1 March 2022. It was the first in-person workshop for this group since before the pandemic and therefore extra appreciated. The group consisted of pediatricians, neonatologists, a dietitian, a clinical chemist, a psychologist […]

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Awarded grants, clinical therapy research 2021

We are happy to announce that several researchers with links and/or association to the N4 research group have been awarded grants in the latest call within ‘planning of clinical studies in therapy research’ and ‘clinical studies within therapy research’ from the Swedish Research Council – congratulations! Out of these we want to take this opportunity […]

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6000 families in NorthPop!

We are pleased to announce that over 6000 families now are part of the NorthPop study! Considering the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic we are so happy and grateful that participants continue to see the value in the study and are interested in taking part. Now around 18,000 individuals (mothers, partners and children) are part […]

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Itay Zamir wins the Jean Rey prize @ WCPGHAN

Itay Zamir of Umeå University has won the Jean Rey prize at the digital 6th World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WCPGHAN) for his abstract presentation ‘The very low birth weight infants – glucose and hormonal profiles over time (LIGHT) study: Glucose levels at 36 weeks postmenstrual age’. The Jean Rey prize is […]

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Neonatal hyperglycaemia is associated with worse neurodevelopmental outcomes in extremely preterm infants

The N4 Preterm Team has published new results in a prestiguous journal, on the effects of neonatal hyperglycaemia and insulin treatment on long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in children born extremely preterm. This observational Swedish national cohort study, based on the EXPRESS cohort, used prospectively and retrospectively collected data and neurodevelopmental assessment was performed at 6.5 years […]

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First scientific publication from the NorthPop study

A sub-study shows that pregnant women in Västerbotten gain more weight and are less physically active during their pregnancy than recommended. This increases the risk of emergency caesarean section and bleeding, and is associated with poorer perceived health during pregnancy. – This is an important finding as it shows that there are opportunities to improve […]

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