JENS 2017 BiHIVE's Dr Deirdre Twomey wins Young Investigator Cure and Care Award


2nd Congress of Joint Neonatal Societies, 58th ESPRMeeting, 7th International Congress of UENPS and
3rdInternational Congress of EFCNI Venice, Italy 31st October – 4thNovember 2017. 

Neonatal Research Highlighting recent article by Deirdre Murray reporting negative long term outcomes for Mild HIE babies


"Its only mild Encephalopathy; now can we stop worrying?"

Paediatrics Publication- Deirdre Murray et al

Early EEG Grade and Outcome at 5 Years After Mild Neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Researchers at University College Cork report an association with mild HIE and long term neurodevelopmental difficulties..

Baby Screen App-Medscape


INFANT’s BiHIVE Research on MedScape Paediatrics

We are delighted to report that our study looking at touch-screen technology usage in toddlers has been chosen to be featured on MedScape Paediatrics 

The BiHiVE team are interested in whether touchscreen devices and applications could be used to detect memory and learning difficulties in children at a young age. We first needed to look at how children currently interact with touchscreen devices:

Our research found that children as young as one regularly use touchscreen devices, with most toddlers handling them competently by the age of two. 

The study found that 82 per cent of parents owned a smart device and 87 per cent of them let their child play with it. Actions such as swiping, unlocking or searching on smartphones and tablets were skills possessed by the majority of children.  Half of parents said their child could unlock the screen, 91 per cent could swipe and 64 per cent could search for features.

While we do not know what effect touchscreen usage is having on young children, it is clear that use is extremely common and young toddlers can interact meaningfully with touchscreen applications, opening up the possibility of there use for testing learning and memory at a very young age.

BiHIVE's Research Fellow Caroline Ahearne wins second prize for "Young Investigator" at jENS


1st Congress of Joint Neonatal Societies, 56th ESPR/ESN Meeting and 5th International Congress of UENPS, Budapest, Hungary 16-20th September 2015 (jENS 2015)

The JeNS 2015 conference was the first time that all of the European Neonatal societies have consolidated their annual scientific meetings into one joint conference. This was therefore the largest European Neonatal Research meeting which has taken place to date. BiHIVE’s Research Fellow Caroline Ahearne was chosen to present her research abstract from the >800 submitted to the JeNS conference and nominated for the Young Investigator Award. 6 nominees presented their research during a special session at the conference and overall Caroline won second prize.

BiHIVE Team represent INFANT at UCC's Celebrate Science Outreach Day


The BiHiVE study team have won the audience selected award at the Pfizer Innovation Through Teamwork Award!

25th March 2014 
Ann Marie Looney, Niamh Denihan,
Minister Sean Sherlock,
Jean Conway and Dr Caroline Ahearne

The BiHiVE study team lead by Dr Deirdre Murray, an INFANT Centre PI, has won the audience selected award at the Pfizer Innovation Through Teamwork Award. The presentations and awards ceremony were held in UCC’s Devere Hall yesterday. Presenting the awards were Sean Sherlock TD, Minister of State for Research & Innovation.

Dr Murray said “This is a great achievement for our team. We are extremely lucky to have a fantastic group of motivated people from varied backgrounds; clinical, science, neurophysiology and engineering. They are all a pleasure to work with and together we are focussed on our aim of improving the care of at risk newborns”.

Dr. Murray Interview


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Anna von Vultee our research nurse in Karolinska has commenced recruitment


16 August 2013 Cork have consented 34 babies to BiHIVE Study to date

34 babies have been consented for the BiHIVE Study in Cork. As recruitment is imminent in Karolinska we expect the numbers to rise rapidly.

BiHIVE progress meeting Brussels


Left to Right: Barry Mangum, Brendan Murphy, Boubou Hallberg, Deirdre Murray, Jean Conway, Ann-Marie Looney and Geraldine Boylan

BiHIVE Group attending progress meeting in Brussels 24 April 2013.