Why we are curious about 'useless' information A neurocognitive explanation13 October 2021
In our daily lives, we are exposed to an overload of information. We found ourselves to be curious about both 'useful' information such as weather forecasts, and 'useless' information such as the infinite content on social media. A new study provides us a cognitive explanation to such curiosity.
Recognition & Rewards: panel discussion 20 October 202111 October 2021
What makes a good researcher? How should we evaluate and reward good academic practices? What metrics, if any, should we use to evaluate university staff and award funding? Could deviating from current international standards be good or bad for Dutch academia?
Palliative care for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their family Caregivers Current state of affairs7 October 2021
Advanced stage Parkinson’s disease can cause a variety of symptoms, for which palliative care can be beneficial, though research from the point of view of patients in later stages is still rare. Radboudumc researchers therefore placed their patients perspectives at the center of their recent study.
Do you want to participate in producing a short film about your PhD research?28 September 2021
In the new BMS master course 'Moving Science - using film in science communication', master students will make a short film about a scientific subject. And what is better a subject than your PhD project? Sign up here!
Large AI project receives over €95 million for ten years of public-private research23 September 2021
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) is to fund two consortia for a period of ten years. Radboudumc participates in the ROBUST consortium, which consists of 17 AI labs, eight of which are dedicated to healthcare. Radboudumc leads five of these eight labs.
Young Radboudumc researchers receive grant to engage in bio-medical and health research that is off the beaten path16 September 2021
The ZonMw Off Road program is once again giving young scientists the opportunity to conduct innovative research in medical and/or health care. This research is off the beaten track and aims to bring about new insights and unexpected breakthroughs for healthcare and healthcare innovation.
Infections increase risk to develop dementia16 September 2021
In a recently published study, Radboudumc researchers investigated the effects of infectious events on cognitive decline and the development of dementia and its possible structural underpinning using pre- and post-infection MRI of the brain.
Study shows no relation between breastfeeding and inhibitory control in three-year-old children15 September 2021
New study from Radboudumc researchers, investigated whether breastfeeding was related to inhibitory control, the ability to control impulsive behavior, of 3-year-old children, and whether diet played an intermediate role in this relation.
Donders Medal for Aart Schene14 September 2021
Aart Schene received the Donders Medal from Indira Tendolkar, who presented it on behalf of the Donders Institute. This newly instituted prize to honor Aart's contribution to the Donders Institute had already been virtually awarded to him during his farewell.
Increasing stress resilience through neurofeedback training13 September 2021
Stress-related mental illnesses are amongst those with the highest disease burden, and efforts to reduce their prevalence have remained largely unsuccessful. A recent study from Florian Krause and colleagues investigated the possibility of regulating your brain networks away from a “stressed” state.
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.