European research project raises hopes in fight against rare diseases Solve-RD successfully established an innovative approach to jointly re-analyze genomic and phenotypic data from unsolved rare disease patients1 June 2021
For the first time in Europe hundreds of rare disease experts team up to actively share and jointly analyze existing data from unsolved rare disease patients.
Ultrahigh-resolution MRI reveals structural brain differences in serotonin transporter knockout rats after sucrose and cocaine self-administration20 February 2019
In Addiction Biology Peter Karel and Judith Homberg showed that rats lacking the serotonin transporter show increased cocaine, but unaltered sucrose, self-administration.
Stress hormone may improve exposure therapy for patients suffering from PTSD7 February 2019
Exposure therapy is effective in about half of the patients with PTSD. This percentage may possibly increase due to the targeted use of cortisol in the right patients. Benno Roozendaal received a TOP subsidy from ZonMw to investigate this.
3 DCMN researchers among most cited scientists10 December 2018
Christian Beckmann, Jan Buitelaar and Barbara Franke made it to this year’s list of highly cited researchers. Scientists in this list are selected for their exceptional research performance and are regarded to have had a major impact on fellow scientists.
Very few similarities between the brains of schizophrenia patients Research at group level says little about the individual patient16 October 2018
Patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia are a heterogenous group with large differences between individuals. Researchers at the Radboudumc showed that only a negligible number of identical features in the brain occur in more than two percent of patients.
Researchers and industry join forces to unravel and treat autism Public-private project AIMS-2 receives 110 million euros from IMI12 July 2018
In a large public-private project, supported by 110 million euros by the IMI, a large consortium of researchers will search for biomarkers with which people with autism can be divided into clear subgroups.
Intestinal bacteria can affect ADHD Publication in PLOS ONE25 September 2017
For the very first time, researchers have found a possible link between the activity of certain intestinal bacteria and human brain activity. In people with ADHD, the researchers found more bacteria that influence the reward centres of the brain via dopamine.
Brain switches between anticipated and actual threat A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience.12 September 2017
Our response to a threat seem to depend on the balance of activity between two specific brain regions. This is suggested by neuroimaging data from two independent samples of adults in the Netherlands published in The Journal of Neuroscience on September 11.