News items related to the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences.
A personal touch of Eva-Leonne Göttgens31 May 2018
In order to promote interaction amongst colleagues within RIMLS, we have a ‘personal touch’ series setting employees in the spotlight. A light-hearted manner to learn about the colleagues you know and those you don’t! This week: Eva-Leonne Göttgens.
Dutch National Research Agenda call for proposals22 May 2018
NWO will soon start a funding round for the programme Dutch National Research Agenda. Investing in innovative and societally relevant research via the 25 routes of the Dutch National Research Agenda will enable knowledge to be developed for scientific breakthroughs and for societal issues.
First steps toward new cancer vaccine22 May 2018
In order to reduce cancer mortality, there is a great need for new treatments. In the last few years, there have been many studies into immunotherapy. Tim Hutten, theme Cancer development and immune defense, has been studying the interactions between immune cells and cancer.
Biomechanics and pelvic floor disorders, should clinicians know?23 April 2018
Alejandra Ruiz-Zapata and John Heesakkers, theme Reconstructive and regenerative Medicine, assessed the current knowledge and a scientific approach to the biomechanical properties of the pelvic floor tissues in a recent publication in European Urology Supplements.
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.
Endometrial natural killer cells reveal a tissue-specific receptor repertoire19 April 2018
Cytotoxic natural killer cells are specialized in discriminating potentially dangerous cells and healthy “self” cells. In a report in Human Reproduction, Dorien Feyaerts and colleagues demonstrated that these cells have a unique tissue-specific signature in the pre-pregnancy endometrium.
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.
Children with malaria emit specific odour attracts more malaria mosquitoes17 April 2018
Malaria parasites in the body of children with malaria enhance the production of some specific smells that are emitted through the skin. These smells attract additional malaria mosquitoes, increasing the risk that these children are bitten. The researchers published their data in the journal PNAS.
Radboud Open Air and Radboud Rocks outdoor festival with inspiring lectures, bands and dj’s and Arjen Lubach!13 April 2018
On Thursday 24 May 2018 this festival will take place. Don't miss the inspiring outdoor lectures by RIHS researcher Thomas Maal and other Radboud scientists about things you really want to know. After that, Radboud Rocks!