Britt Mossink wins Dutch Neurofederation Thesis Prize 202228 June 2022
Britt Mossink has won the Dutch Neurofederation Thesis Prize 2022 for his thesis The cell-type specific contribution of EHMT1 to neuronal network dysfunction in Kleefstra syndrome. She received the prize and gave a lecture about her thesis, at the Dutch Neuroscience Meeting, in Tiel.
NWO Stevin Prize for expert on Parkinson’s disease Bas Bloem Major scientific prize for societal impact on research into Parkinson's disease17 June 2022
Neurologist Bas Bloem of Radboudumc receives this year’s Stevin Prize of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The Stevin Award is the highest distinction in science for a researcher in the Netherlands who has achieved particular success in the area of knowledge utilization for society.
The future of laboratory animal research More attention to living conditions of laboratory animals16 May 2022
On May 9, a meeting took place at the Radboudumc as a result of the launch of the Dutch Transparency Agreement on Animal Testing. The Radboudumc is one of the twenty signatories and has thus committed itself to openly and transparently communicate its vision and policy with regard to animal testing.
European grants for groundbreaking Radboudumc research Professors Roshan Cools and Peter Friedl receive ERC Advanced Grant26 April 2022
The European Research Council (ERC) is awarding grants to Roshan Cools and Peter Friedl, both professors at Radboudumc. While Cools will investigate how brains control behaviour in (stressful) situations, Friedl will work on developing a new cancer therapy.
Playing games to control emotions How cognitively demanding tasks can affect emotion regulation19 April 2022
Cognitive reappraisal can help us to control our emotions. It involves recognizing negative thought patterns, and gradually changing them to more effective patterns. A new study shows how the cognitive load of reappraisal, rather than the reappraisal itself, affects our emotional processing.
Five million euro’s for joint research on rare movement disorders29 March 2022
A Dutch consortium will receive almost 5 million euro’s from NWO to jointly start an ambitious project, called CureQ, on various rare and genetic brain disorders that lead to abnormal movements. Bart van de Warrenburg was one of the main applicants of this ‘Nationale Wetenschaps Agenda (NWA)’ grant.
Donders Citylab launched at the muZIEUm in Nijmegen city centre29 March 2022
The Donders Institute and the muZIEum have launched the CityLab in the Nijmegen city centre. The Citylab aims to bring science and the general public together by combining research, entertainment and education, a schoolbook example of citizen science.
Scientists find that the impact of social media on wellbeing varies across adolescence29 March 2022
Girls and boys might be more vulnerable to the negative effects of social media use at different times during their adolescence, say an international team of scientists in a study published today in Nature Communications.
Erno Hermans received NWO Vici grant for research on increasing stress resilience18 March 2022
Erno Hermans, researcher at Radboudumc and Donders Institute, received a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros. With this grant, he will investigate how stress resilience is created and how it can be increased. The findings could contribute to the prevention of stress-related complaints and disorders.
Wanted: PhDs or postdocs to organize ENABLE symposium in Cologne in November 202315 March 2022
Did you ever consider organising a scientific symposium? Do you want to improve your CV, collaborate with international PhD candidates, or get in touch with biomedical companies? We are now looking for the two representatives of Radboudumc.
Brain connectivity as biomarker for Parkinson's disease24 February 2022
Changes in the dopaminergic system have been implicated in various neurological and psychiatric conditions including Parkinson’s disease. The current study is the first to enable the fMRI-based study of dopamine-specific projections in the human brain, thereby providing improved diagnostics.
Arnhem Nijmegen: top region in Health, High-Tech and Energy10 February 2022
Projects in the Arnhem Nijmegen region can expect millions of extra euros in the coming years. This will be used for, amongst other things, the circular economy and pioneering applications in the fields of Health, High-tech and Energy.
Development of RNA therapy for rare movement disorder SCA7 Brain Foundation grant for Radboudumc and LUMC3 February 2022
Neurologist Bart van de Warrenburg, together with Willeke van Roon-Mom and Annemieke Aartsma-Rus (both LUMC/Dutch Center for RNA Therapeutics), has been awarded 400,000 euros by the Dutch Brain Foundation to develop a genetic therapy for the rare hereditary movement disorder SCA7.
Growth charts for the brain help to understand mental illness1 February 2022
Researchers from Radboud university medical center have developed a set of growth charts for the brain. These ‘brain charts’ provide reference models for brain development and ageing across the entire human lifespan, based on a very large data set.
Aerobe exercise has a positive effect on brain function in Parkinson's disease patients18 January 2022
Radboudumc researchers have shown that the brain function of patients with Parkinson's disease improved with regular exercise, which seems to strengthen the connections between different brain areas, while inhibiting brain shrinkage.
Rogier Kievit and Geert Litjens both receive ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros Board of Directors congratulates researchers on top grant13 January 2022
Researchers Rogier Kievit and Geert Litjens were today festively welcomed by the Board of Directors, because of the ERC Starting Grants they both received. With these European top grants, they can each design an ambitious research project and put together their own research group.
Radboudumc receives 2.6 million Euro from KWF for cancer research22 December 2021
The Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) is awarding funds with a total of more than 2.6 million euros to five new research projects. The awards are part of the latest round of funding from KWF, in which almost 27 million euros is being allocated to Dutch cancer research. The projects will start in mid-2022.
For Women in Science Rising Talent Prizes 2022 Open for applications8 December 2021
L’Oréal Netherlands, the Netherlands Commission for Unesco and the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) have joined hands to offer national prizes to young female researchers as part of the Netherlands L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science program. Deadline 20 January 2022.
T-Guard can reset immune system1 December 2021
For 20 years, the Nijmegen based Radboudumc spin-off company Xenikos has been working on a drug that can reset the immune system. This reset will save lives of seriously ill patients. Now, after years of hard work, the moment of truth has arrived for T-guard.
The effects of dopamine levels on reward responsivity25 November 2021
To adapt to the ever-changing context in which we live, we are constantly deciding how much effort to put into performing our behavior, or how fast to perform our actions. How do people decide how fast to act and how does the brain compute this? Our researchers set out to investigate this.
Milk fat to attenuate obesity-related neurological co-morbidities18 November 2021
The use of lipids to attenuate co-morbidities of obesity may sound paradoxical. However, it has shown to be particularly relevant in the fight against a less familiar co-morbidity of obesity, as it can induce alterations in white matter tracks, neuroinflammation and increases the risk of dementia.
Adverse effects of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in bipolar disorder18 November 2021
Mindfulness is often described as “being aware of our present moment experience, in a friendly and non-judgmental way”. As research into mindfulness, and psychotherapy in general, has mainly been focused on positive outcomes, not much is known about the possibility of adverse effects.
AI for Health course open for applications11 November 2021
Have you ever thought about exploring and understanding the field of artificial intelligence? Due to the successes in past years, another AI for Health course will be held in 2022. The deadline for application is 17 December 2021, so make sure to reserve a spot!
Dutch institutions sign agreement about their research using animals11 November 2021
Radboudumc, Radboud University and 13 other organisations involved in animal testing in the Netherlands have signed the Dutch Transparency Agreement on Animal Testing. The institutes commit themselves to communicate in a more open way about how animals are used in research.
New genetic defect links cell biology and protein glycosylation10 November 2021
Peter Linders, Dirk Lefeber and Geert van den Bogaart together with international colleagues have recently reported on novel cell biological insights, by identifying a genetic disorder in syntaxin-5 which allowed to unravel a new mechanism regulating intracellular transportation.
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health of Parkinson's patients10 November 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges to the social life and care of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), which could potentially worsen mental health problems. A new study investigated this associaten and explored whether mental health and quality of life can be improved.
The Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Brain and Cognitive Function10 November 2021
Intermittent Fasting is a type of diet in which one refrains from eating for periods of time. It is known that it has positive effects on metabolic health, but what is the effect of this diet on brain and cognition? Radboudumc researchers reviewed experimental evidence on this topic.
Early stage biomarker for Alzheimer's disease4 November 2021
Researchers from the translational metabolic lab and department of neurology, in collaboration with researchers from University of Barcelona, set out to research a new biomarker in cerebrospinal fluid called “neuroleukin” for Alzheimer's disease.