We are pleased to announce that we have reached an important target in the NorthPop study. There are now 2,000 families involved with NorthPop, meaning we are well on our way to reaching our target of 10,000! This makes about 6,000 individual participants so far in total! The health data collected in the study is [...]
Children born to overweight mothers are at greater risk of complications during childbirth and congenital malformations. Some minor cohort studies have shown a connection between the overweight of the mother and the risk of infection in the child. In a cohort study led by Sven-Arne Silfverdal (one of our researchers in NorthPop) it was investigated [...]
Yesterday there was a feature on TV4 about NORTHPOP's research, which is now in a new phase. The TV crew filmed Signe, who was there to take a blood sample which could then be tested for allergies. All children that participate in the study will be invited to take this test at 1.5 years old. [...]
The children participating in NORTHPOP have now turned 1.5 years old. As some of the project's participants were tested for allergies, Umeå Tidning was there to report on their experiences so far, interviewing Edvin and his mother Kristina, and Christina West, the senior physician responsible for asthma and allergy research. Read the articles here: https://www.umeatidning.se/artiklarna/reportage/1059-kanns-som-ett-enkelt-satt-att-bidra https://www.umeatidning.se/artiklarna/reportage/1058-stor-befolkningsstudie-tar-nasta-steg
We took the first tests for our study on allergies at 18 months last week. SVT were here to interview our participant Edvin Lalos and mother Kristina about their experiences, and Christina West who is responsible for asthma and allergy research in Northpop. Links to the article can be found below: https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/vasterbotten/forskare-vill-kartlagga-10-000-barn-fran-fosterstadiet https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/vasterbotten/se-nar-lille-edvin-lamnar-sina-prover
We would like to congratulate our colleague Josefine Starnberg who defended her thesis 23 February. The titel is of her thesis is: Neurodevelopment and cardiovascular risk in 7-year old children born with marginally low birth weight https://www.umu.se/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=4540&languageId=3&contentId=290299 Congratulations Josefine!
We simply had to post this video! What would the Winter Olympics look like if babies had their own version? Warning - cute factor!
Congratulations to Camilla Rönnberg and Niklas Berg who 02.38 1/1/2018 had a baby girl! Read more in the Norran article: https://norran.se/plus/nyheter/hon-blev-arets-forsta-vasterbottning-2018-953288
Most of us know that there are lots of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. But what many do not know is that these bacteria weigh 1 to 2 kg and have about one hundred times more genes than one person! They are of great importance to our well-being, health and are proposed to reduce the [...]
We now have 1000 babies born and over 1300 families participating in the Northpop study! A big thank you goes out to the team and all the parents that make this study possible!