Leon van Halder deceased28 March 2019
We are deeply saddened to hear that Leon van Halder has passed away on the 27th of March. Until recently, he was Chairman of the Executive Board of Radboud university medical center. Only a few weeks ago, he stepped down from this position because of his illness.
Ignacio Malagon, first professor of Pediatric Anaesthesiology in the Netherlands21 January 2019
Ignacio Malagon has been appointed professor of Pediatric Anaesthesiology at Radboud University / Radboud university medical center with effect from 1 January 2019. He is the first professor in this field in the Netherlands.
Making choices in healthcare is difficult but citizens will show politics the way22 June 2018
Well-informed citizens are not just aware of the financial necessity of making choices in healthcare, they are also prepared to make these choices. They do so by providing concrete criteria and examples, which serve as guidelines for politicians.
Longer dives because of larger spleen Seanomads in Southeast Asia have larger spleens because of natural selection20 April 2018
In the journal Cell, researchers of Radboudumc and international colleagues, report that the extraordinary diving abilities of the Bajau may be thanks in part to their unusually large spleens.
Celsus academie presents book on affordable healthcare Presentation at Celsus academie conference on 19 April18 April 2018
We must make clear decisions about what we want to spend our healthcare budget on. It is important to cut back on unnecessary care and improve the coordination of the care being demanded.
Unique protein is a vulnerability in the malaria parasite18 April 2018
The malaria parasite is highly dependent on a unique protein for infecting new mosquitoes. This protein could be a target for the development of new drugs. It was discovered recently by researchers from Radboudumc and colleagues and published in Cell Reports.
Predicting metabolites based on bacterial genes19 March 2018
What do the bacteria eat, that live on your skin? Scientists at Radboudumc and Utrecht University have developed a novel computer model to answer this question, revealing that a lot of the food for skin bacteria is derived from beauty and skin care products.
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.
Operating theaters in Radboud university medical center optimally equipped to collaborate with industry ERDF grant for Radboud university medical center, Demcon, Encapson and NewCompliance16 March 2018
The European Regional Development Fund has awarded funding worth almost € 600,000 to Radboud university medical center, Demcon, Encapson and NewCompliance to enable the develop and test of new products in operating theaters.
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.
Haloperidol does not prevent delirium or improve survival rates in ICU patients Large-scale study shows commonly used drug has no preventive effect21 February 2018
Prophylactic use of the drug haloperidol does not help to prevent delirium in intensive care patients or improve their chances of survival. Therefore, there is no reason anymore to administer the drug as a preventive measure to reduce the burden of delirium.
Long-lasting adaptations of the innate immune system through the bone marrow Four publications of Radboud university medical center in Cell press12 January 2018
Scientists from Radboud university medical center, together with fellow scientists from Bonn, Dresden and Pennsylvania, studied a new mechanism that regulates the immune system’s functioning.
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.
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.
Four Veni grants for young Radboudumc researchers28 July 2017
Four researchers from Radboudumc have been awarded a Veni grant the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). These grants provide highly promising young scientists with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.
EFRO grant boosts Nijmegen research into malaria and dengue Public-private partnership in infectious tropical diseases19 July 2017
Spin-offs Protinhi Therapeutics and TropIQ Health Sciences cooperate with Radboud university medical center and Radboud University in malaria and dengue research within 'Tropinhi'-project.
Asiatic HIV patients with deadly fungal infections need costly medication The cheaper alternative is less effective in the long term23 June 2017
The anti-fungal medication amphotericin B is most effective in controlling the HIV-related fungal infections that occur frequently in South and Southeast Asia.
Do wisdom teeth have to be removed? Better assessing the risk of complications20 June 2017
Should you have a wisdom tooth removed if it is not causing you any pain? Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Hossein Ghaeminia of Radboud university medical center researched the risk of complications when removing these teeth.