News items related to the Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience.
Laser shoes prevent 'freezing' in Parkinson patients Clear reduction in symptoms21 December 2017
Freezing of gait, an absence of forward progression of the feet despite the intention to walk, is a debilitating symptom of Parkinson's disease. Laser shoes that project a line on the floor to the rhythm of the footsteps help trigger the person to walk.
Intestinal bacteria can affect ADHD Publication in PLOS ONE25 September 2017
For the very first time, researchers have found a possible link between the activity of certain intestinal bacteria and human brain activity. In people with ADHD, the researchers found more bacteria that influence the reward centres of the brain via dopamine.
Brain switches between anticipated and actual threat A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience.12 September 2017
Our response to a threat seem to depend on the balance of activity between two specific brain regions. This is suggested by neuroimaging data from two independent samples of adults in the Netherlands published in The Journal of Neuroscience on September 11.
Intellectual disabilities caused by protein defect Gene function mutates more often than previously thought1 September 2017
Intellectual disabilities are often caused by a mutation that damages a gene, preventing the associated protein from functioning properly. However, a mutation can also change the function of a gene.
Four Veni grants for young Radboudumc researchers28 July 2017
Four researchers from Radboudumc have been awarded a Veni grant the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). These grants provide highly promising young scientists with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.