Radboudumc to lead research team into tackling future pandemics NWO funds complexity research on pandemics5 August 2021
The Radboudumc is going to lead a study on how to deal with future pandemics, together with Radboud University and the University of Amsterdam. Rick Quax from the Informatics Institute/IAS is involved in this project.
Nijmegen literally puts Digital Health on the map Flourishing ecosystem gets its own interactive overview22 July 2021
Digital Health is thriving in the Nijmegen region, where it contributes to better care and health and also creates jobs. To bring developers and end users even closer together, The Economic Board and the Radboudumc are introducing the Interactive Digital Health map.
VIDI grants for researchers of Radboud university medical center14 July 2021
Several Radboudumc researchers have been awarded a VIDI grant by the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). They each receive a sum of 800,000 euros, which they will use over the next five years to develop their own innovative line of research and to set up a research group.
Sonlicromanol seems promising for certain cancers Khondrion announces publication in PLOS ONE of new research13 July 2021
Khondrion announces publication in PLOS ONE of new research showing normalisation of prostate cancer stem cell mPGES-1 overexpression and inhibition of cancer spheroid growth by sonlicromanol’s active metabolite.
Newborn screening in sight through the discovery of novel disease biomarkers by new technique8 July 2021
To identify new biomarkers that can be used in the newborn screening protocol, also known as the neonatal heel prick, Karlien Coene and colleagues joined forces with scientists at the Radboud University’s FELIX laser laboratory. They published their findings in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Human microbiome could shed light on higher morbidity rate in minoritized populations The link between environmental inequities and disease may lie in the gut15 June 2021
A study published in PNAS is the first to explicitly address the gut microbiome as a pathway to understanding how environmental inequities could lead to health disparities.
New ultra-high field MRI system available for Radboudumc and Radboud University10 June 2021
Recently, the Hahn institute in Essen has received a new heart: a 20-ton ultra-high-field MRI scanner from Siemens Healthcare with a magnetic field strength of 7 Tesla. The new CE-approved scanner is ready for business, and projects on body and brain imaging are starting up.
On the prevalence of cerebral amyloid angiopathy a systematic review and meta-analysis10 June 2021
Published in ‘Alzheimers and Dementia’, researchers at Radboudumc performed a systematic review and meta-analysis on the prevalence of Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy. They scrutinized and analyzed 170 publications, comprising publications using either a neuroimaging or a neuropathological approach.
Gut microbiota alleviates effects of stress on cognition3 June 2021
Researchers from the Radboudumc and Donders Institute have shown that the gut microbiota is involved in the protecting effects of probiotics on cognitive performance in acute stress circumstances. Their results are now published in Translational Psychiatry.
European research project raises hopes in fight against rare diseases Solve-RD successfully established an innovative approach to jointly re-analyze genomic and phenotypic data from unsolved rare disease patients1 June 2021
For the first time in Europe hundreds of rare disease experts team up to actively share and jointly analyze existing data from unsolved rare disease patients.
Innovative therapy developed for the future treatment of hereditary (deaf)blindness26 May 2021
Researchers from the department of Otorhinolaryngology, headed by Erwin van Wijk, developed a novel therapeutic strategy to halt the progression or to prevent vision loss in patients as a consequence of USH2A exon 13 mutations.
The crucial role of brain network efficiency in gait in patients with small vessel disease20 May 2021
In the recently published work in NeuroImage: Clinical, from the Department of Neurology, Radboudumc researcher Mengfei Cai and his colleagues investigated the potential mechanisms of gait decline.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic not only impacts physical healthcare20 May 2021
Arnt Schellekens, in collaboration with the international Network of Early Career Professionals working in Addiction Medicine published results of an international inventory in Frontiers in Psychiatry, in order to identify the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on addiction care at a country level.
Miniaturized microfluidic platform for automated epigenetic profiling6 May 2021
Together with Fluidigm, a US-based company focusing on microfluidics, the team of Hendrik Marks publishes in Genome Research the development of a powerful plug and play ChIP-seq platform for minute amount of cells, such as embryonic specimens or small biopsies.
Not treating high blood pressure in the elderly a dangerous misconception3 May 2021
Not treating high blood pressure in the elderly and people with dementia can lead to more heart and brain infarctions. That is the conclusion of clinical geriatrician Jurgen Claassen. He co-wrote a review article on the mechanism of brain blood flow that challenges these incorrect assumptions.
Higher education does not influence how the brain ages28 April 2021
Contrary to popular belief, a new study from the Lifebrain consortium at the University of Oslo finds that higher education does not slow brain aging. Radboudumc and Donders Institute researcher Rogier Kievit is also part of this study.
Royal decorations for Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, Jolanda de Vries, Koos van der Velden and Jan Buitelaar28 April 2021
Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, Jolanda de Vries, Koos van der Velden and Jan Buitelaar are appointed by His Majesty as Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion, a highly prestigious decoration on 26 April 2021.
Sleep researcher Martin Dresler new member FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence22 April 2021
Martin Dresler has been appointed member of the prestigious FENS-Kavli Network of excellence. The sleep researcher will be one of the 30 members of the network, of which 15 members are newly selected every 2 years.
Brain region controls pathological aggression but leaves context-appropriate aggresion intact21 April 2021
In recent work published in Current Biology, researchers from Radboudumc and Donders Institute, as well as other international collaborators, showed that in mice, anterior cingulate cortex dials down excessive aggression, but leaves context-appropriate aggression intact.
Lack of evidence for genetic defects in previously implicated gene in patients with male infertility20 April 2021
In a letter to Cell, researchers from the department of Human Genetics at Radboudumc have raised concerns about the claimed role of PIWIL1 D-box region mutations in human male infertility in an earlier publication in the same journal.
Towards the real-time monitoring of patient resilience20 April 2021
Research in the Department of Geriatrics has explored how quantifying a patient’s physical resilience – the ability to resist functional decline and recover physical health following a stressor – can support clinical intuition and decision-making. Results are published in Experimental Gerontology.
Vici grant for Michiel Vermeulen Reading the epitranscriptome15 April 2021
Michiel Vermeulen, theme Cancer development and immune defense, has been awarded a Vici grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), one of the largest personal scientific awards in the Netherlands.
COVID-19 regulations for nursing homes have varying effects14 April 2021
On May 11th 2020, the Dutch Government allowed 26 nursing homes to welcome one visitor per resident, after two months of lockdown. An in-depth Radboudumc study monitored the feasibility of the regulations and the impact on the well-being of residents, their visitors, and healthcare staff.
ADHD-related alterations in brain organization based on different brain profiles14 April 2021
Structural differences between the brains of people with and without ADHD are extensively reported. In accordance with earlier (ENIGMA) studies, and using a large cohort, a newly published study builds upon these by showing differences in brain organization that is based on different brain profiles.
Genetische pleister ‘remt’ blindheid in patiënten met Usher syndroom Leidse ProQR bouwt onderzoek Radboudumc verder uit14 April 2021
Het Leidse biotechbedrijf ProQR Therapeutics presenteerde deze week positieve resultaten van een klinische fase I/II studie met het molecuul QR-421a, een molecuul dat in de vroegste fase is ontwikkeld door onderzoekers van het Radboudumc
Seven million cases of Parkinson's disease The fastest growing brain disease in the world13 April 2021
Over seven million people worldwide have Parkinson's disease, and it is the fastest growing brain disease in the world. Different forms of personalized treatment plans are needed. This is what Radboudumc neurologist Bas Bloem writes in a review article published in The Lancet.
Research on treatment for therapy-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder1 April 2021
The Radboudumc is participating in a study, led by Amsterdam UMC, into a new, promising treatment for therapy-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder. A sum of 2.8 million euros has been made available, with several other hospitals and mental healthcare institutions also participating.