UCC researcher hailed as ‘Hero of the Health Service’.
Dr Boylan, Professor of Neonatal Physiology, UCC features in the ‘Heroes of the Health Service’ column in The Irish Times where she talks about the work being done by the team of researchers in the neonatal unit at Cork University Maternity Hospital on monitoring the brain activity of at-risk babies.
Brain injury in newborn babies, sometimes caused by a lack of oxygen around the time of birth, can result in cerebral palsy, mental retardation, learning disabilities and epilepsy. In Ireland approximately 300 babies per year are affected by significant brain injury and in approximately 50 babies this injury results in death or severe disability.
Read more about Professor Boylan’s research at: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2012/1002/1224324714263.html