Vici grant for Michiel Vermeulen Reading the epitranscriptome15 April 2021
Michiel Vermeulen, theme Cancer development and immune defense, has been awarded a Vici grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), one of the largest personal scientific awards in the Netherlands.
COVID-19 regulations for nursing homes have varying effects14 April 2021
On May 11th 2020, the Dutch Government allowed 26 nursing homes to welcome one visitor per resident, after two months of lockdown. An in-depth Radboudumc study monitored the feasibility of the regulations and the impact on the well-being of residents, their visitors, and healthcare staff.
ADHD-related alterations in brain organization based on different brain profiles14 April 2021
Structural differences between the brains of people with and without ADHD are extensively reported. In accordance with earlier (ENIGMA) studies, and using a large cohort, a newly published study builds upon these by showing differences in brain organization that is based on different brain profiles.
Genetische pleister ‘remt’ blindheid in patiënten met Usher syndroom Leidse ProQR bouwt onderzoek Radboudumc verder uit14 April 2021
Het Leidse biotechbedrijf ProQR Therapeutics presenteerde deze week positieve resultaten van een klinische fase I/II studie met het molecuul QR-421a, een molecuul dat in de vroegste fase is ontwikkeld door onderzoekers van het Radboudumc
Seven million cases of Parkinson's disease The fastest growing brain disease in the world13 April 2021
Over seven million people worldwide have Parkinson's disease, and it is the fastest growing brain disease in the world. Different forms of personalized treatment plans are needed. This is what Radboudumc neurologist Bas Bloem writes in a review article published in The Lancet.
Research on treatment for therapy-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder1 April 2021
The Radboudumc is participating in a study, led by Amsterdam UMC, into a new, promising treatment for therapy-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder. A sum of 2.8 million euros has been made available, with several other hospitals and mental healthcare institutions also participating.
High blood pressure variability a potential target for prevention of post-stroke dementia?24 March 2021
Radboudumc researchers investigated whether blood pressure levels and blood pressure variability influence the risk of post-stroke dementia, in an attempt to find a potential target for prevention of post-stroke dementia. Findings are published in Journal of Hypertension.
‘Mind the gap‘ between clinician-based and patient-relevant outcome measures.24 March 2021
Radboudumc researchers evaluated health-related quality of life, depressive symptoms, fatigue, and physical activity in patients with spinocerebellar ataxia. The results of this study, conducted at the Radboudumc Expert Center for Rare and Genetic Movement Disorders, is published in The Cerebellum.
Hidden genetic defects contain real risks for serious diseases Genome test for consanguineous couples makes sense19 March 2021
For the first time researchers from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Radboudumc, Maastricht UMC+ and international colleagues have gained insight into the "hidden genetic defects" of the general European population.
Memory training makes the brain more efficient10 March 2021
Memorizing items by visually putting them in a familiar environment is a known technique that successfully helps people to memorize things, or even big data sets during memory championships. This so-called ‘memory palace’ even improves longer term memory. Findings are published in Science Advances.
Researchers grow most lifelike bone organoid to date Greatly increasing our understanding of bone formation and bone diseases9 March 2021
Researchers from Radboudumc and Eindhoven University of Technology have interwoven various bone cells into an 'organoid' that can independently make new, hard bone tissue. It’s the most complete 3D model of bone formation to date. Peaked your interest? Read more!
Aart Schene appointed honorary member Dutch Psychiatric Association3 March 2021
Aart Schene, theme Stress-related disorders, has received the honorary membership of the Dutch Association for Psychiatry (NVvP). The Professor of Psychiatry received the award because of his extraordinary efforts throughout his career to improve the quality of care for psychiatric patients.
Real-time dialogue with a dreaming person is possible25 February 2021
Dreams take us to what feels like a different reality. They also happen while we're fast asleep. So, you might not expect that a person in the midst of a vivid dream would be able to perceive questions and provide answers to them. But a new international study shows that, in fact, they can.
SATB1 - Three classes of mutations and their unique rare diseases18 February 2021
Recent advances in DNA sequencing technologies have made it possible to uncover the causes of multiple rare diseases. A new collaborative study describes how three classes of mutation within the same gene result in different neurodevelopmental disorders.
Lab of Martijn Agterberg stars in prize winning photograph10 February 2021
With this photograph, Koen Verheijden has won De Zilveren Camera in the category Nature and Science. It was taken for the Dutch newspaper Trouw, and shows the mobile lab of the Radboudumc researcher Martijn Agterberg, where bumblebees are studied to improve hearing aids for humans.
Cell-type specific changes induced by culturing on microfluidic chips.10 February 2021
A collaborative TURBO (Twente University RadBoudumc Opportunities) project, recently published in Scientific Reports, developed an organ-on-a-chip device which can be used for modelling the neurovascular unit (NVU).
Four new professors explain the need for cooperation in developmental neuroscience27 January 2021
In the past, developmental neuroscience was not a field in which people from different disciplines cooperated very much. However, in recent years, the approach has been gradually changing. Four newly appointed professors at Radboudumc/ the Donders Institute understand the importance of teaming up.
New research through grants for Radboudumc researchers14 January 2021
Several researchers at the Radboudumc have received grants to start new studies, including on rare diseases, liver disease and cancer metastases. These are grants from the Dutch Research Council, European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases and the Gastric Liver Disease Foundation.
Should we prepare for a corona-related depression wave? Indira Tendolkar and Eric Ruhé talk about their research projects13 January 2021
Since the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2, many of us have been staying at home in order to limit our social interactions, to keep ourselves and others safe from the virus. Yet, there’s also concern about what social distancing and anxiety generated by media reports are doing to people's mental health.
Enthusiasm among young researchers for the new Recognition and Rewards System10 December 2020
Do you think we assess each other adequately and justly at Radboudumc? How can we create a more collaborative environment that would foster scientific integrity? These questions were discussed at the Research Integrity Round titled ‘Recognition and Rewards for Radboudumc Academics’ on December 9.
Working energetically from home3 December 2020
By now, you may have gotten used to it: working from home. The page ‘Working energetically from home‘ offers you tips to help you work from home better, from setting up a good workspace to working more effectively and maintaining a good work-life balance.
Brainy blog Donders Wonders wins prize for science communication3 December 2020
Donders Wonders, the Donders Institute’s science blog, has won the Communication Award of the NWO Domain Science (ENW). The jury praised the bloggers for the impact and reach of the articles they write and called the way the blog is organised ‘an inspiration’.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on (future) parents and their babies26 November 2020
While the corona crisis affects all of us, people who have just started a family or are trying to, are doing this in a sub-optimal situation. Researchers are trying to find out how the ongoing crisis is affecting them.
Learning disorders and Parkinson’s disease: tremor predicts effects of medication12 November 2020
The effect of dopaminergic medication on the learning abilities of patients with Parkinson’s disease turns out to be linked to the presence of tremor symptoms. In patients who do not experience tremor, dopaminergic medication improves the ability to learn from rewards (reinforcement learning)
Veni grants for six Radboudumc researchers5 November 2020
The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to six young researchers at Radboudumc, Pascal Miesen, Isabella Wagner, Janita Bralten, Jorge Dominguez Andres, Elin Svensson and Else Eising. This funding will enable them to further develop their research.
600.000 euro to improve Precision Electroconvulsive therapy for depression4 November 2020
Depression researchers at the Radboudumc and Donders Institute receive 600.000 euro from the Dutch organisation for health research ZonMw. With the grant, the clinical scientists will improve knowledge and reputation of precision electroconvulsive therapy for patients with a depression.