A big thanks to everyone who participated in our workshop on Tuesday! There were fantastic presentations followed by very interesting discussions in the afternoon. It was clearly felt how this workshop helps strengthen current collaborations as well as create foundations for future exciting collaborations. See you again next year!
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 [...]
The NorthPop study is ever growing and soon we will reach 2000 families participating in the study. We have received some adorable summer inspired photos from our parents, these can be viewed using this link: https://www.northpop.se/sommarbilder2018/ Thank you for sending in your beautiful summer photos! :) We wish you a wonderful summer!
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 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!