News

EPICure study to feature in German/French documentary

The EPICure@19 study is to feature in a German/French documentary on growing up with extreme prematurity. The program will be aired on 12 September 2014 on the French satellite TV channel ARTE. The documentary was shot over several months in different parts of the worls including Japan, China, the U... Read more...

New information leaflet for parents of premature babies

Using data from the EPICure 2006 study, Dr Helen Dale has designed and written a new leaflet aimed at parent of premature babies to answer the most commonly asked questions and provide some additional resources. The leaflet can be downloaded from our Overview pages. Read more...

BBC news June 29 2014

Prematurity and the EPICure studies in this BBC news feature called the The Most Dangerous Day in their Lives. Read more...

PRISM study to complement EPICure findings

The PRemature Infants' Skills in Mathematics (PRISM) study has been set up by EPICure Principal Investigator Professor Neil Marlow and consultant psychologist Dr Sam Johnson. The study will be focussing on specific mathematical skills of 7-8 year olds born at less than 32 weeks gestation.The finding... Read more...

Nature Pediatric Research May podcast

In the May 2014 Nature Pediatric Podcast,  Professor Neil Marlow discusses the Bayley test a widely used tool to evaluate the development of infants and young children. The Bayley test was used by EPICure investigators in the early stages of their work with both the 1995 and 2006 group. Professor Ma... Read more...

Latest EPICure research

Latest EPICure  research indicates that survival of extremely premature babies depends strongly on receiving the appropriate level of Hospital care. Follow this link for the article as featured in the Telegraph and in the UCL media section. The original paper is in the Archives of Disease in Childho... Read more...

Media Interest

Respected independent production company Whatlarks are working on a project for BBC3 to realise a program on young people growing up after being born prematurely. Emily Wallis development Researcher for WhatLarks got in touch with the EPICure team and we are placing the ball in your court now. Emily... Read more...

EPICure@19 Official launch marked by UCL press release

New study checks health of premature babies born 19 years ago EPICure, a series of longitudinal studies following the health of children who were born extremely prematurely, is announcing a new survey to assess the health of participants born 19 years ago. The EPICure studies are long term, popula... Read more...

WORLD PREMATURITY DAY NOV 17th 2013

This Sunday November 17th is World Prematurity Day 2013. EPICure is delighted to support this initiative to raise awareness of the challenges facing premature babies and their families. We also have a BIG annoucement to make.......watch this space Read more...

British Medical Journal Podcast

You can hear Professor Neil Marlow discuss the latest findings of the EPICure studies in a Podcast recorded by the British Medical Journal. See also EPICure studies in the news. Read more...

EPICure studies in the news!

Following the publication this week of two high impact medical reports from the EPICure studies in the prestigious British Medical Journal, the media have reported the findings following a press conference held earlier in the week with the leaders of the EPICure study team. We paste here the links ... Read more...

New publications for EPICure 2

 Two important publications from EPICure 2 are now in the British Medical Journal – detailing important outcomes in terms of what happened in the newborn period and in the second paper what we found from our assessments at around 3 years.  We were also able to describe changes in the children born i... Read more...

EPICure 1995 study secured MRC funding

 Earlier in 2012 the EPICure study was awarded a new research grant from the Medical Research Council to continue its pioneering research on extreme prematurity well into 2016! The funding became available in July 2012 and will be used amongst to set up our new study at 19 years of age. We will be ... Read more...

EPICure@16

This new stage of the EPICure study started with a mail out in July/August 2012. The EPICure@16 packs we sent out to all EPICure children born in 1995 and to some of their old classmates who formed the very important comparison group, should have reached all intended recipients by now.We are now ask... Read more...

EPICure@19

  This will be the next study and will start in January 2014. We would like to invite everyone to spend a day with us in London (all expenses paid, including overnight accommodation!) as some of the research studies need sensitive equipment that is difficult to move about.  However they all will be... Read more...

World Prematurity Day Nov 17th 2012

This Saturday, 17 November, is World Prematurity Day. Bliss is the UK partner in an international coalition of charities working together to raise awareness of the 15 million babies born too soon around the globe, 60,000 right here in the UK. Bliss has produced a short video featuring some real-lif... Read more...

March 2011

23 WEEK BABIES: THE PRICE OF LIFE Many will have seen the BBC2 documentary on Wednesday 9 March. After the programme I was contacted by Adam Wishart who made the documentary as I had questioned the accuracy of the figure quoted in the programme of 1-in-100 babies surviving at 23 weeks, as being out... Read more...

Move to London

As from 24 September 2010, the EPICure Study Office will no longer be based at the University of Nottingham, but will move to the Institute of Women's Health, UCL, London, with Professor Marlow. Read more...

Neurodevelopmental disability at 11 years - results published

A paper discussing neurodevelopmental disability at 11 years has been published in the journal Pediatrics and is available online.  Click here Read more...

Education paper published

A report discussing academic attainment and special educational needs based on the assessments of the 11 year olds has been published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition.  Available online at http://fn.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/94/4/F283?etoc Read more...

Newspaper Articles

The Independent The Telegraph Children and Young People Now Read more...

First Report Published from the 11 year Assessments

Press release from the University of Nottingham Extremely premature babies are at high risk of learning difficulties in middle childhood A major study charting the development of babies who were born extremely prematurely has found that they are at high risk of poor school performance and special ... Read more...

EPICure child in local news

One of the EPICure children has been featured on her local television network. See link (it follows the advert!) Read more...

EPICure 2 - 2 year questionnaires

All the children born in 2006 who were recruited to the EPICure 2 Study are being sent an EPICure teddy bear, birthday card and folder around the time of their second birthday.  The folder contains information for the parents about the 2.5 year follow-up study, and a consent form and questionnaire t... Read more...

July 2008

Professor Neil Marlow, one of the Principal Investigators of the EPICure Study, is leaving his post as Professor of Neonatal Medicine at the University of Nottingham and the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, to take up a new role at the Institute of Women's Health at University College, London, wit... Read more...

June 2008

Dr Sue Thomas who is one of the paediatricians who has assessed EPICure children in the north of England, was ordained as a deacon at Ripon Cathedral on 29 June 2008. Read more...

May 2008

This week MPs will have a free vote on amendments that would reduce the upper limit for abortions from 24 weeks to 22 or even 20 weeks. The Medical Research Council (MRC) has published a news article about the EPICure Study – National survey shows improved survival for extremely preterm babies born ... Read more...

November 2006

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics published a report - Critical care decisions in fetal and neonatal medicine: ethical issues. Read report Read more...

BBC Coverage

PANORAMA: The Miracle baby grows up Sept 2004 Transcript of the program televised on Sept 22 2004 Professor Marlow's Interview Read more...