Research news at Radboudumc.
Sensitive blood-test as patient-friendly alternative for bone marrow-based cancer monitoring20 October 2021
Hans Jacobs and Pieter Langerhorst, theme Cancer development and immune defense, and colleagues are one step closer to implementation of personalized diagnostics for bone marrow-based cancer monitoring.
Often additional demand for care without decreasing number of admissions Telemonitoring in chronic heart failure not unqualifiedly positive19 October 2021
To contain rising healthcare costs, digitization of healthcare is often seen as a solution. Researchers at the Radboudumc examined the use of telemonitoring in chronic heart failure. Does this reduce hospital admissions and visits to the emergency room?
Why we are curious about 'useless' information A neurocognitive explanation13 October 2021
In our daily lives, we are exposed to an overload of information. We found ourselves to be curious about both 'useful' information such as weather forecasts, and 'useless' information such as the infinite content on social media. A new study provides us a cognitive explanation to such curiosity.
Palliative care for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their family Caregivers Current state of affairs7 October 2021
Advanced stage Parkinson’s disease can cause a variety of symptoms, for which palliative care can be beneficial, though research from the point of view of patients in later stages is still rare. Radboudumc researchers therefore placed their patients perspectives at the center of their recent study.
AI helps the defibrillator think4 October 2021
In the future, the AED and the defibrillator will be able to do more than they do today. Now the devices can only give patients who need to be resuscitated a shock, but in time it will be possible, with the help of artificial intelligence, to say more about the condition of the patient.
Wanted: RIMLS PhDs to organize ENABLE symposium in Seville in November 202229 September 2021
Ever thought it could be fun to organize a scientific symposium? Want to improve your CV? Want to collaborate with international PhD candidates? Want to get in contact with biomedical companies? Ever felt lost at a conference because of too little focus on young researchers?
Large AI project receives over €95 million for ten years of public-private research23 September 2021
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) is to fund two consortia for a period of ten years. Radboudumc participates in the ROBUST consortium, which consists of 17 AI labs, eight of which are dedicated to healthcare. Radboudumc leads five of these eight labs.
Reading ADP-ribosylation signaling using chemical biology and interaction proteomics published in Molecular Cell22 September 2021
Kasia Kliza and Michiel Vermeulen worked on a project to synthesize biotinylated ADPr-based probes that can identify ADPr readers and determine their specificity for mono- and polyADPr. They published this in Molecular Cell.
New start-up Patholyt will bring AI research into pathology diagnostics21 September 2021
Patholyt is on a mission to accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence in pathology diagnostics and improve the chances of cancer patients worldwide. Patholyt is a spin-off from Radboudumc, a frontrunner in computational pathology research.
Young Radboudumc researchers receive grant to engage in bio-medical and health research that is off the beaten path16 September 2021
The ZonMw Off Road program is once again giving young scientists the opportunity to conduct innovative research in medical and/or health care. This research is off the beaten track and aims to bring about new insights and unexpected breakthroughs for healthcare and healthcare innovation.
Infections increase risk to develop dementia16 September 2021
In a recently published study, Radboudumc researchers investigated the effects of infectious events on cognitive decline and the development of dementia and its possible structural underpinning using pre- and post-infection MRI of the brain.
Depressive symptoms during pregnancy affect baby16 September 2021
Depression or depressive symptoms during pregnancy may lead to a bad start for the infant, such as a preterm birth. Researchers of Radboudumc found that this was true for both women who were treated with antidepressants and those who received no medication.
Effectiveness and predictors of response to somatostatin analogues in patients with gastrointestinal angiodysplasias15 September 2021
Lia Goltstein and colleagues published a study about effectiveness and predictors of response to somatostatin analogues in patients with gastrointestinal angiodysplasias: a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis.
Study shows no relation between breastfeeding and inhibitory control in three-year-old children15 September 2021
New study from Radboudumc researchers, investigated whether breastfeeding was related to inhibitory control, the ability to control impulsive behavior, of 3-year-old children, and whether diet played an intermediate role in this relation.
Increasing stress resilience through neurofeedback training13 September 2021
Stress-related mental illnesses are amongst those with the highest disease burden, and efforts to reduce their prevalence have remained largely unsuccessful. A recent study from Florian Krause and colleagues investigated the possibility of regulating your brain networks away from a “stressed” state.
Two million euros for improved treatment and outcomes of COVID-19 in the elderly10 September 2021
ZonMw awarded a grant of nearly two million euros to a large group of researchers to improve the outcomes of elderly people with COVID-19. The study, in which the Radboudumc also participates, provides insight into the course and treatment of COVID-19 in the elderly.
Unraveling piRNA-mediated degradation of viral RNA in vector mosquitoes published in Nucleic Acids Research1 September 2021
Joep Joosten and colleagues have published their discoveries about a new molecular mechanism with important implications for our understanding of the mosquito immune system and its role in controlling transmission of viruses.
Photosensitizer-based multimodal PSMA-targeting ligands for intraoperative detection of prostate cancer25 August 2021
Sandra Heskamp and Yvonne Derks published in Theranostics that photosensitizer-based PSMA-targeting ligands can be used for intraoperative detection and treatment of prostate cancer.
ENABLE continues New funding guarantees four more international conferences by and for young researchers19 August 2021
Thanks to sponsoring of FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies) and IUBMB (International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), ENABLE’s success formula can be continued for four more years. That means: four more gatherings full of science, career options, outreach and fun.
Radboudumc to lead research team into tackling future pandemics NWO funds complexity research on pandemics5 August 2021
The Radboudumc is going to lead a study on how to deal with future pandemics, together with Radboud University and the University of Amsterdam. Rick Quax from the Informatics Institute/IAS is involved in this project.