News items related to the Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience.
Very few similarities between the brains of schizophrenia patients Research at group level says little about the individual patient16 October 2018
Patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia are a heterogenous group with large differences between individuals. Researchers at the Radboudumc showed that only a negligible number of identical features in the brain occur in more than two percent of patients.
Bas Bloem receives Tom Isaacs Award for effort to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s2 October 2018
Bas Bloem receives the Tom Isaacs award 2018. Andel Research Institute and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust awarded Bloem, together with Simon Stott, as scientists who strive to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's.
Cognitive behavioral therapy effective in MD1 New treatment option for complex disease21 September 2018
Treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy helps patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 in improving their physical abilities and social participation. This is the result of a survey of more than 250 patients in four European countries.
Successful teamwork between Neurology and Human Genetics leads to identification of two new ataxia genes19 September 2018
Thanks to close cooperation between Bart van de Warrenburg (Neurology) and Erik-Jan Kamsteeg (Humans Genetics) two new genes involved in movement disorders were identified. The genes are relevant for autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia.
Maud Graff appointed as professor of Occupational Therapy11 September 2018
Maud Graff has been appointed as professor (by special appointment) of Occupational Therapy at RadboudUMC and Radboud University. The chair – the first in the Netherlands - is financed by the Dutch Occupational Therapy Association ‘Ergotherapie Nederland’.
Brain specific mutations may only explain sporadic Alzheimer's disease in very few cases20 August 2018
Alexander Hoischen, theme Infectious diseases and global health, and colleagues studied brain- and blood-DNA of sporadic early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients, for somatic mutations in the known AD genes.
Gatsby Foundation donates 10 million to improve Parkinson's care UK foundation supports rigorous healthcare innovation in the Netherlands15 August 2018
The Parkinson center for expertise receives 10 million euros from the Gatsby Foundation. Thanks to this private donation they can implement a new healthcare model that focuses on the desires and needs of people with Parkinson's disease.
Researchers and industry join forces to unravel and treat autism Public-private project AIMS-2 receives 110 million euros from IMI12 July 2018
In a large public-private project, supported by 110 million euros by the IMI, a large consortium of researchers will search for biomarkers with which people with autism can be divided into clear subgroups.
A low cholesterol level is not a good thing21 June 2018
Research shows that low cholesterol can also be harmful. Researchers from Radboudumc and their Australian and American colleagues discovered a new metabolic defect, producing very low cholesterol levels. This causes brain anomalies, developmental delay, epilepsy and typical facial deformities.
Small vessel disease often affects entire brain Nijmegen researchers present new framework for serious disease13 June 2018
Radboud university medical center researchers state that damage to the smallest cerebral vessels can have effects throughout the brain. Small vessel disease (SVD) should therefore no longer be regarded as a local but as a generalized brain disorder.
Rick Helmich receives 693,000 dollar from Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson research12 June 2018
Rick Helmich, researcher at the Donders Center for Medical Neurosciences, receives a grant of $ 693,000 from the Michael J Fox Foundation. With this he can investigate the brain mechanisms that are responsible for the progression of Parkinson's disease.
Vidi grant for 14 researchers1 June 2018
Fourteen researchers from Nijmegen – eight from Radboud University, five from Radboud university medical center and one from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics – are each to receive up to 800,000 euros to develop an innovative research theme and to build up their own research group.
Dutch National Research Agenda call for proposals22 May 2018
NWO will soon start a funding round for the programme Dutch National Research Agenda. Investing in innovative and societally relevant research via the 25 routes of the Dutch National Research Agenda will enable knowledge to be developed for scientific breakthroughs and for societal issues.
Children with malaria emit specific odour attracts more malaria mosquitoes17 April 2018
Malaria parasites in the body of children with malaria enhance the production of some specific smells that are emitted through the skin. These smells attract additional malaria mosquitoes, increasing the risk that these children are bitten. The researchers published their data in the journal PNAS.
Seventeen million euros for Netherlands X omics Initiative National Roadmap for Large-Scale Research Facilities13 April 2018
The Netherlands X-omics Initiative, led by Radboud university medical center, has received 17 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOW) as part of the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Research Facilities.
Radboud Open Air and Radboud Rocks outdoor festival with inspiring lectures, bands and dj’s and Arjen Lubach!13 April 2018
On Thursday 24 May 2018 this festival will take place. Don't miss the inspiring outdoor lectures by RIHS researcher Thomas Maal and other Radboud scientists about things you really want to know. After that, Radboud Rocks!
Radboud Talks: finals pitch competition 16 April in Lux Nijmegen19 March 2018
Hope to see you there! The finalists from all different faculties of Radboud University and Radboudumc will compete for the grand jury prize and the audience award. Lots of success to the RIHS candidates Ayla, Gijs and Annemarie!
Gelderland and Radboudumc combine their innovative strengths New cooperation agenda between the Province of Gelderland and Radboud university medical center16 March 2018
Gelderland aims to become the leading international testing ground for medical innovations by 2030. To achieve this, the Province of Gelderland and Radboud university medical center drafted a joint cooperation agenda.
Dutch L’Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science fellowships 201914 March 2018
The fellowship allows excellent female scientists to boost their scientific career. Two fellowships of 25.000 euros are available to women active in the field of life sciences, who have between 3 and 10 years post-PhD academic experience (comparable to Veni/Vidi level).
Vintage video sheds new light on Parkinson’s disease New observations in unique thirty-year-old video images14 March 2018
In the early nineteen eighties, seven young Americans developed severe and acute symptoms of Parkinson’s disease shortly after injecting themselves with a new synthetic heroine. This incident has dramatically changed the way we think about the cause and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Back on your feet after brain damage Loop Expertise Centrum develops method for treating walking impairments27 February 2018
Brain damage following a stroke, brain tumor or accident often results in walking impairments. The huge variation in problems and treatment options makes this a very difficult problem to treat.