650,000 Euro funding for research into the phasing out of medication for leukaemia patients30 July 2020
With a 650,000 euro funding from ZonMw, researchers from the Haematology and Pharmacy departments can develop a medication phasing out strategy for patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia. This strategy will be tested in practice.
Increased role of patients after bowel cancer treatment30 July 2020
Approximately 14,000 patients get colorectal cancer every year. Almost all patients are operated on and monitored afterwards (follow-up). In 2019 Radboudumc started a new approach to follow-up research after the treatment of stage II/III colorectal cancer.
Hypatia fellowship Call is open30 July 2020
The Hypatia fellowship round with the deadline 31 May has been canceled. Therefore, the next available deadline will be 27 September 2020. Radboudumc researchers are invited to scout young potentials to fill the strategic gaps within the research themes imbedded in RIHS and RIMLS.
Mihai Netea and colleagues published two papers back-to-back in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.29 July 2020
These back-to-back articles investigated the effect of BCG vaccination on trained immunity. The first article shows that BCG vaccination inhibits systemic inflammation, depending on gender. The second article demonstrates that the circadian rhythm influences the induction of trained immunity.
Improved method for detecting lung cancer24 July 2020
Radboudumc researchers are the only ones in the Netherlands using a new method to make better lung cancer diagnoses earlier stage. Erik van der Heijden and Roel Verhoeven shows that the use of flexible imaging equipment via the natural respiratory tract contributes to a more accurate diagnosis.
Optimizing workup in head and neck cancer (HNC)23 July 2020
In the journal Cancer RIHS researcher Henrieke Schutte described the outcomes after the implementation of a fast-track multidisciplinary integrated HNC care program: time-to-treatment was significantly reduced and survival and patient satisfaction increased significantly without increasing costs.
ATRO Medical, Radboudumc and Samaplast develop new meniscus prosthesis Consortium receives EUROSTARS grant for innovative project16 July 2020
An international consortium led by ATRO Medical, a spin-off of Radboudumc and DSM, will receive € 800,000 European funding for an innovation aimed at patients with knee osteoarthritis. These patients often suffer from cartilage wear due to a meniscus that no longer works properly.
First podcast 'AI for Life' about Artificial Intelligence in Nijmegen Podcast on medical image processing with Bram van Ginneken, Ritse Mann and Eva van Rikxoort16 July 2020
The first podcast on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Nijmegen was released today. In this podcast on spotify and anchor Bram van Ginneken, Ritse Mann and Eva van Rikxoort talk about AI and medical image processing. The next podcast is about smart chatbots.
Cardiac function in relation to myocardial injury in hospitalised patients with COVID-1916 July 2020
In Netherlands Heart Journal RIHS researcher Frederik van den Heuvel described that in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, COVID-19 predominantly affects the respiratory system, while cardiac dysfunction occurs less often.
Research Integrity Round 16 September 2020 Sex and gender and research integrity: a tale of how and who9 July 2020
Topic of this webinar is sex and gender in (bio)medical research. Speakers are dean Prof. Jan Smit, Prof. Sabine Oertelt–Prigione and Prof. Hanneke Takkenberg (ErasmusMC). All junior and senior researchers are invited to join the discussion. Please register via the website.
Invasive fungal infections in influenza and COVID-198 July 2020
The Aspergillus fungus is found in the lungs of many COVID patients. A parallel occurs with influenza patients, who often develop a serious fungal infection. Although such a serious fungal infection seems to occur less frequently in COVID-patients, alertness remains necessary,
The Postdoctoral Networking Tour in artificial intelligence2 July 2020
You are a postdoctoral researcher in the field of artificial intelligence? The Postdoc-NeT-AI offers you the opportunity to participate in one week of on-site visits to leading German universities, research institutes and companies. Apply now to this year's tour until 16 August 2020.
Online conference offers advantages for scientists2 July 2020
Flying around the world for every congress is outdated. Scientists can now choose for a more environmentally conscious option. Published in 'De Volkskrant', Radboudumc researchers Teun Bousema, Estel Collado and Julie Verhoef argue that the online congress can offer serious advantages.
Experts on metabolic diseases still an unknown major problem...1 July 2020
Six Dutch UMCs and a patient association contribute to treating and solving this major, often unknown, problem. Timely detection of metabolic diseases is vital. Therefore, Radboudumc is also part of the consortium “United for Metabolic Diseases”.
Stefan Listl member Lancet Commission on Oral Health29 June 2020
In recognition of the global public health importance, woeful neglect of oral diseases, and the need for a broader understanding and commitment to global oral health within medicine and global health agendas, The Lancet recently established a Commission on Oral Health.
Trained immunity: a tool for reducing susceptibility to and the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection29 June 2020
In a review in Cell Mihai Netea, Frank van de Veerdonk, Reinout van Crevel and Jorge Dominguez Andres propose that induction of trained immunity by whole-microorganism vaccines may represent an important tool for reducing susceptibility to and severity of SARS-CoV-2.
Master Prizes 2018-2019 awarded for best internship reports24 June 2020
Which students have made the best reports of their scientific internship? On 18 June the Radboudumc Master Prizes were awarded, an annual tradition to reward 'remarkably good scientific work by students'. This year's presentation was virtual, given the corona conditions.
Recommendations for hospital-based physical therapists managing patients with COVID-1924 June 2020
In the journal Physical Therapy, Karin Felten-Barentsz and colleagues from the department of Rehabilitation and IQ healthcare described detailed recommendations and intervention descriptions for hospital-based physical therapists managing patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Netherlands.
Jan Hein Cornel and Robert-Jan van Geuns appointed as full Professors of Cardiology18 June 2020
On 1 April, two new professors were added to the Cardiology department. Jan Hein Cornel has been named by special appointment as professor of Inflammation in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, and Robert-Jan van Geuns has been appointed as the new professor of Interventional Cardiology.
Strain elastography predicts lung cancer metastases9 June 2020
The first multicenter study by researchers Roel Verhoeven and Erik van der Heijden, in which the added predictive value of elastography by means of endobronchial ultrasound of mediastinal lymph nodes in patients with lung cancer was systematically investigated.
Singing gratitude for our researchers4 June 2020
Because the Alpe d'HuZes will not be able to take place in France this year, the organization has decided to set up an alternative tour today, 4 June 2020. With this they want to let you know that despite the coronacrisis cancer patients and their own mission have not been forgotten.
Biomarkers found in COVID-19 patients support bradykinin hypothesis29 May 2020
A study into inflammatory substances in the blood of COVID-19 patients supports the hypothesis that kinins could play a role in the respiratory problems experienced by critically ill COVID-19 patients in IC. This discovery, published at MedRxiv, could lead to the development of new treatments.
Introducing OnePlanet Research Center webinar 5 June, 16:00 hrs.29 May 2020
OnePlanet Research Center develops digital technologies to create a society in which everyone can live a healthy life and has access to healthy and sustainable food. Radboudumc and Radboud University are amongst the founding partners. Find out what OnePlanet can do for you in this online session.
The impact of sex and gender in the COVID-19 pandemic29 May 2020
The case study of Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, developed by the European Commission’s H2020 Expert Group to update and expand "Gendered Innovations/Innovation through Gender", examines the impact of sex and gender in the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Evaluation of an AI system for detection of COVID-19 on Chest X-Ray images22 May 2020
In the journal Radiology researchers from Radboudumc, Bernhoven Hospital and Jeroen Bosch Hospital described how an artificial intelligence system (CAD4COVID-XRay) can identify characteristics of COVID-19 on chest x-rays with performance comparable to six independent radiologists.
Intra-articular corticosteroid injections increase the risk of requiring knee arthroplasty14 May 2020
In The Bone & Joint Journal, RIHS researcher Stan Wijn et al. showed that corticosteroid injections in the knee joint are associated with an increased risk of knee arthroplasty in patients with, or at risk of developing, symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee.
Dolutegravir versus efavirenz in women starting HIV therapy in late pregnancy (DolPHIN-2)12 May 2020
In Lancet HIV RIHS researchers Angela Colbers and David Burger showed in an open-label, randomized controlled trial, that, when initiated in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy, achievement of VL <50cp/mL at delivery was more likely with dolutegravir-based therapy than with efavirenz-based regimens.
Early symptoms in Radboudumc healthcare workers who were tested for SARS-CoV-212 May 2020
In Eurosurveillance RIHS researcher Alma Tostmann and colleagues from the Radboudumc COVID-19 Team describe that general symptoms like fever, headache, general malaise and muscle ache were associated with a positive SARS-CoV-2 test. Respiratory symptoms however, were not predictive for SARS-CoV-2.
Tight controlled dose reduction of biologics in psoriasis patients7 May 2020
Published in JAMA Dermatology, RIHS researcher Selma Atalay and colleagues investigated in a randomized controlled trial a tight controlled dose reduction strategy of the biologics adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab in psoriasis patients.
Save the date for Radboud New Frontiers 2020 Prevention: the need for a leap forward23 April 2020
Although it is uncertain in what format the symposium can be organized, we continue with the preparation of the yearly Radboud New Frontiers symposium on 12 November 2020. This year’s topic is prevention. Save the date already!
A new treatment option for an antibiotic nightmare23 April 2020
Lung infections by Mycobacterium abscessus are emerging worldwide and are difficult to treat, because of the bacterium’s resistance. The group led by Jakko van Ingen discovered that inhalation of an old and normally toxic antibiotic may finally improve treatment outcomes of this severe infection.
Martin Boeree appointed as professor of Clinical Tuberculosis and other Mycobacterial Diseases23 April 2020
Martin Boeree is searching for shorter and better treatments for drug sensitive and resistant tuberculosis. He is also conducting interdisciplinary research on treatment and clinical relevance in the area of non-tuberculous mycobacteria.
Study on effect of BCG vaccine on coronavirus infection in the elderly21 April 2020
Radboud university medical center and UMC Utrecht are working on a joint research project to discover whether the tuberculosis (BCG) vaccine reduces the risk of infection with the coronavirus in people aged 60 or older, or the severity of the symptoms in the event of infection.
Webinar for researchers Wednesday 22 April, 20:00 hrs17 April 2020
The corona crisis has an impact on research every day. This webinar is specifically aimed at researchers. Do you have specific topics or questions that you would like to see reflected in the webinar? Let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Radboudumc researchers publish new insights into COVID-19 Consequences for treatment are now being examined internationally10 April 2020
Researchers at the Radboud university medical center seem to have found an essential mechanism in the disease process of Covid-19, which has so far been overlooked. If the insight is correct, it probably has important consequences for the treatment of the disease.