News items related to the Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience.
Rubicon Grant for Marieke Klein14 January 2020
DCMN researcher Marieke Klein, theme Neurodevelopmental disorders, received a Rubicon Grant from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The Rubicon program gives young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience.
Radboud Talks 2020 scientific pitch competition14 January 2020
The next edition of Radboud Talks will take place in the spring. During this academic pitch competition, young researchers will be given the opportunity to share their stories with a large audience. In a three-minute presentation, you will talk about your research in a fun and accessible manner.
9 million euros made available for lifestyle research13 January 2020
Neuroscientist Esther Aarts has been awarded a Crossover grant from NWO for her MOCIA project. This grant will boost progress in lifestyle research for the elderly. MOCIA focuses on achieving a healthier brain during aging, and involves a public-private partnership.
European grant for rare neurological disease9 January 2020
Together with a consortium of European researchers, neurologist and Donders PI Bart van de Warrenburg and RIHS researcher Marjan Meinders have received a 2 million euro grant for research into rare neurological movement disorders: spastic ataxia.
Simple tool provides insight into the average life expectancy for patients with dementia19 December 2019
A simple tool can quickly provide patients, with a dementia diagnosis, with more clarity about their average life expectancy. This tool is developed by Radboudumc in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
UMC consortium brings Digital Research Environment to next phase19 December 2019
Radboudumc, Erasmus MC and UMC Utrecht will work together to bring the Digital Research Environment to the next phase. The ultimate goal: to make this online environment for the secure and fast management, analysis, sharing and storage of research data a national and international success.
Mechanism exposed for increased stress sensitivity17 December 2019
Approximately seventy percent of the population carries a genetic variant of the so-called serotonin transporter gene. This genetic variant makes people more sensitive to stress and increases the risk of stress-related disorders, such as depression.
Two DCMN researchers in top 1 percent by citations28 November 2019
Jan Buitelaar and Christian Beckmann made it to this year’s list of highly cited researchers. Researchers in this list are selected for their exceptional research performance and are regarded to have had a major impact on fellow scientists.
1.5 million for research into young people with mild intellectual disabilities13 November 2019
Researchers from the Radboud University and Radboudumc will partner with social organisations to map how often young people with mild intellectual disabilities have psychological problems and how they can be treated. The project was recently awarded a subsidy of 1.5 million euro by ZonMw.
Self-management rehabilitation program improves participation in patients with neuromuscular disease4 November 2019
Yvonne Veenhuizen, Alexander Geurts theme Neurorehabilitation, Baziel van Engelen, theme Disorders of movement, and colleagues, showed that Energetic improves participation in patients with neuromuscular disease. They have published their results in Neurology.
KWF Roadshow 11 November 201910 October 2019
In which way(s) can KWF provide optimal support to oncological research and care? How can we maximize impact on our investments? These questions are pivotal in Ambition 2030: the vision that KWF developed in close cooperation with stakeholders in the oncological field.
Radboud university medical center opens first healthcare AI labs19 September 2019
These are the first two ‘labs’ in the east of the Netherlands that are part of the national Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence and the first health labs. With these two initiatives, Radboudumc and its partners are investing heavily in the application of AI to health care.
Careful prescription of addictive painkillers still necessary19 September 2019
Although the use of opioid painkillers in the Netherlands has risen over the past ten years, it is nowhere near the degree to which they are used in the United States, say Arnt Schellekens and his colleagues in an article published in The Lancet Public Health.
DELA, Radboudumc and Games for Health start a new project to fight loneliness among elderly using games12 August 2019
More than half of people aged 75 and over feel their selves lonely every now and then. A special collaboration between DELA, Radboudumc, and Games for Health will investigate whether joined gaming between elderly and young people can alleviate this social problem.
Interested to supervise a bachelor student for a short period?25 July 2019
Are you interested in helping second year (bio)medical bachelor students in the first steps of their scientific development? Especially for PhD candidates this is a perfect opportunity to become involved in teaching/supervision!
Online mindfulness therapy for patients with cancer and pyschological problems12 July 2019
Anne Speckens, professor of Psychiatry, and Judith Prins, professor of Medical Psychology, received a KWF grant to do research on online mindfulness therapy for patients diagnosed with cancer and have psychological problems.
Awarded KWF grants for Radboudumc researchers2 July 2019
The Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) has awarded 25.5 million euros to 50 new research projects in 16 different institutes. 8 grants are awarded to Radboudumc researchers. We congratulate our researchers with this funding and wish them success with their great work.
Jan Smit appointed as dean / vice chair27 June 2019
Professor Jan Smit, current head of the Department of Internal Medicine, will be appointed as dean and vice chair of the Radboud university medical center as of 1 August. Within the Executive Board, Jan Smit will be particularly tasked with the portfolio of education and research.
Midsummer night event very successful25 June 2019
Almost 300 PhD candidates and postdocs from DCMN, RIHS and RIMLS enjoyed an inspiring and tasty Midsummer Night Event. Dean a.i. Jan Smit opened the event, after which Louise Lagendijk presented about 'selfcare is healthcare and positive psychology’.
A robot for health data acquisition among older adults1 April 2019
In BMJ Quality & Safety Roel Boumans and colleagues from the department of Geriatrics showed that social robots may effectively and acceptably assist healthcare professionals by interviewing older adults on their perceived health status.
Impulsivity and infectious diseases among female prisoners in Indonesia Knowledge transfer alone not sufficient for controlling infectious diseases28 March 2019
Unprotected sexual contact and intravenous drug use are important routes of infection for infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B and C and syphilis.
How a gene called G9a regulates the energy supply for stress18 March 2019
In order to survive, all organisms must be able to detect (threatening) changes in their environment and respond to them adequately and quickly. However, such stress responses (e.g., escape from a predator or immune response to an infection) are very energy-consuming.
Ultrahigh-resolution MRI reveals structural brain differences in serotonin transporter knockout rats after sucrose and cocaine self-administration20 February 2019
In Addiction Biology Peter Karel and Judith Homberg showed that rats lacking the serotonin transporter show increased cocaine, but unaltered sucrose, self-administration.