News items related to the Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience.
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.
Radboudumc successful in call Enabling Technologies Hotels15 February 2018
The Technology Hotel concept entails that researchers (the guests) who do not have access to high-end technologies, can obtain access to these technologies and the connected expertise and infrastructure via a service-oriented facility (the Hotel).
Save the date for Radboud New Frontiers 2018: Betere zorg, netwerkzorg?17 January 2018
After standard care, standardized care, and personalized care, network care will be care 4.0. But how exactly do you do that? Should we create new structures for it or is it just a matter of trust and ability to step back?
Save the date for Radboud New Frontiers 2018: Big data, better healthcare?17 January 2018
How is big data influencing healthcare and healthcare research? How will it help us and what are the limitations? The first day of the 12th edition of the Radboud New Frontiers symposium, on 1 November 2018, will give you all the answers (and raises new questions).
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.