NWO Stevin Prize for expert on Parkinson’s disease Bas Bloem Major scientific prize for societal impact on research into Parkinson's disease17 June 2022
Neurologist Bas Bloem of Radboudumc receives this year’s Stevin Prize of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The Stevin Award is the highest distinction in science for a researcher in the Netherlands who has achieved particular success in the area of knowledge utilization for society.
More than five million euros for research to improve palliative care Jeroen Hasselaar will lead research project with Horizon grant15 June 2022
Jeroen Hasselaar will lead a large international research project. With a 5.3 million euro grant from the EU's Horizon program, he and his team want to improve palliative care for cancer patients, together with partners from nine European countries.
New test for Lyme disease is not reliable15 June 2022
To determine whether someone has Lyme disease, doctors in the Netherlands often use antibody tests. For some time now, so-called cellular tests have been available on the market. However, the VICTORY study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases has found that these tests are not reliable.
Science at Lowlands Music Festival with two Radboudumc research projects10 June 2022
For the first time since 2019, music festival Lowlands will take place again, on August 19, 20 and 21 in Biddinghuizen. Radboudumc is active at the festival with two studies: "How resilient are you?" and "Dr. Borrel or Dr. Bob?"
Five million euros for research into quality of oral care Stefan Listl leads DELIVER project with Horizon Europe grant10 June 2022
Stefan Listl of the Radboudumc will lead an international research project. With a five million euro grant from the Horizon Europe program, he and partners from seven countries will improve the quality of oral health care, especially for poorer and vulnerable groups in society.
Field research on malaria vaccine offers unexpected surprise23 May 2022
Field research on the effectiveness of a malaria vaccine, came up with unexpected results for an international group of researchers including Benjamin Mordmüller of Radboudumc. The vaccine evokes a broader response against malaria proteins than there are in the vaccine.
Five questions about monkeypox Answered by professor Chantal Bleeker-Rovers (update)20 May 2022
In the past weeks there has been a striking number of infections with so-called monkeypox in several Western countries. The first contamination has been spotted in the Netherlands today. What kind of disease is it and should we be worried about a major outbreak?
The future of laboratory animal research More attention to living conditions of laboratory animals16 May 2022
On May 9, a meeting took place at the Radboudumc as a result of the launch of the Dutch Transparency Agreement on Animal Testing. The Radboudumc is one of the twenty signatories and has thus committed itself to openly and transparently communicate its vision and policy with regard to animal testing.
Benjamin Wendt wins the Anna Reynvaan Science Prize 2022 prize for research into application of infection prevention measures in district nursing16 May 2022
On May 12, de Dag van de Verpleging, Benjamin Wendt won the Anna Reynvaan Science Prize 2022. This prize is awarded annually for the best scientific publication by a nurse from the previous year.
Only half of young female cancer patients get a chance to preserve their fertility Receiving fertility care in cancer improves quality of life and prevents regret13 May 2022
Of young female cancer patients, only half receives a referral to a gynecologist for a discussion about preserving her fertility, such as by freezing eggs. Researchers from the Radboudumc show that receiving this care leads to a better quality of life and less decision conflict and regret.
Arthritis drug use to limit antibiotics in blood cancer Drug Anakinra strengthens gut lining and inhibits inflammation12 May 2022
Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the Radboud University Medical Center have repurposed an arthritis drug to restrict the use of antibiotics in the treatment of side effects caused by blood cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Donal Hollywood award for research on radiation boost in prostate cancer Linda Kerkmeijer receives award during ESTRO 20226 May 2022
Linda Kerkmeijer will receive this year's Donal Hollywood award on behalf of the FLAME consortium during the ESTRO congress in Copenhagen on May 9. The award is given for the abstract on the added value of a radiation boost for localized prostate cancer in the FLAME study.
Research sets standard for renal function of newborn babies Abnormal kidney function is now easier to detect28 April 2022
Researchers at Radboudumc have succeeded in establishing reference values for functioning of the kidneys of newborn babies. This allows for earlier detection of kidney injury and for improved dosing of drugs handled by the kidneys.
European grants for groundbreaking Radboudumc research Professors Roshan Cools and Peter Friedl receive ERC Advanced Grant26 April 2022
The European Research Council (ERC) is awarding grants to Roshan Cools and Peter Friedl, both professors at Radboudumc. While Cools will investigate how brains control behaviour in (stressful) situations, Friedl will work on developing a new cancer therapy.
When one kidney does the work of two ... Radboud university medical center studies the causes and consequences of solitary functioning kidney21 April 2022
The vast majority of people are born with two working kidneys, but sometimes only one healthy kidney develops. The other is missing, or is not properly constructed. Radboudumc studies how a solitary functioning kidney arises and what the consequences are for patients.
Centre for Drug Design and Discovery (CD3) is looking for druggable targets21 April 2022
As a UMC/University, we are experts in finding biomolecular processes that cause of diseases. These findings can result in the discovery of new targets for therapeutic purposes. To find and further develop the therapeutics that can manipulate these targets external partners are needed.
Radboudumc receives grant from Nationaal Groeifonds Investments in Biotech Booster, Oncode-PACT and PharmaNL19 April 2022
The Nationaal Groeifonds awards large grants to three consortia of which the Radboudumc is a member. Oncode-PACT, PharmaNL and Biotech Booster will receive amounts ranging from 80 to 325 million euros.
Want to be sustainable and cool? Choose fans more and aircon less Keep cool and help the environment12 April 2022
A recent published study led by the University of Sydney, has found using indoor fans more often allows people to reduce their air conditioner use without changing how hot they feel, paving a way for reducing future energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Coen Bongers, is one of the co-authors.
Rosella Hermens appointed professor of Person-centered oncological integrated care7 April 2022
Rosella Hermens has been appointed Professor of Person-centered oncological integrated care at Radboud university medical center/Radboud University. She investigates how care for patients with cancer can become more person-centered and better organized, while the patient remains in control.
Neolithic made us taller and more intelligent, but more prone to heart disease How modern European populations have evolved over the past 50,000 years6 April 2022
After the Neolithic, European populations showed an increase in height and intelligence, reduced skin pigmentation and increased risk of cardiovascular disease due to genetic changes that lowered concentrations of 'good' HDL cholesterol.
Aiosyn and Radboudumc are the first in the Netherlands to implement AI in the clinical pathology workflow Digital pathology slides will be screened with a quality control algorithm4 April 2022
Aiosyn, a company that develops AI-powered computational pathology analysis for clinical diagnostics, and the department of pathology of Radboudumc, will collaborate to implement an algorithm for quality control of digitized histopathology tissue slides.
With concerted effort, tuberculosis could be eradicated in 30 years time March 24th was World Tuberculosis Day24 March 2022
Since 2020, the number of deaths from tuberculosis increased for the first time in a decade, caused by the COVID pandemic: fewer people had access to the right care on time. Some catching up is needed.
Erno Hermans received NWO Vici grant for research on increasing stress resilience18 March 2022
Erno Hermans, researcher at Radboudumc and Donders Institute, received a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros. With this grant, he will investigate how stress resilience is created and how it can be increased. The findings could contribute to the prevention of stress-related complaints and disorders.