Research news at Radboudumc.
Five RIMLS researchers in top 1 percent by citations13 December 2018
Bas Dutilh, Leo Joosten, Jos van der Meer, Mihai Netea and Henk Stunnenberg made it to this year’s list of highly cited researchers. Researchers in this list are selected for their exceptional research performance and are regarded to have had a major impact on fellow scientists.
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.
Discover Israels' secret to startup success6 December 2018
International exchange of staff is an indispensable part of one’s personal and professional growth. In the context of entrepreneurship, exciting career opportunities and networking an educational and inspiring trip to Israel is planned. You are invited to join for free (only for PhD's).
MRI improves detection of prostate cancer Prostate biopsy no longer necessary for 50% of male patients4 December 2018
There is good news for the more than 40,000 men per year who go to the hospital for diagnosis because of elevated Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels. “Thanks to the use of MRI, we can reduce the number of prostate biopsies by half,” says Jelle Barentsz.
Symposium on inclusive research Monday 14 January 20194 December 2018
How does inclusive research with people with intellectual disabilities work? The academic collaborative ‘Sterker op eigen benen’ invites you to this free symposium ‘Inclusief onderzoek in ‘t eggie’ followed by the PhD defense of Tessa Frankena.
Researchers have found the first risk genes for ADHD New insight into the biology behind ADHD.28 November 2018
A major international collaboration headed by researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium has - for the first time - identified genetic variants which increase the risk of ADHD.
Differences in symptomatic women with or without obstructive coronary artery disease27 November 2018
In European Journal of Preventive Cardiology Regina Konst and colleagues demonstrated that symptomatic women without obstructive coronary artery disease have different risk factors and lower levels of psychosocial well-being compared with those with stable obstructive coronary artery disease.
Active surveillance in the majority of Dutch patients with very low risk prostate cancer27 November 2018
In Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases Katja Aben and colleagues showed that most Dutch patients with very low risk prostate cancer are managed with active surveillance, thereby delaying and possible avoiding therapy and its side effects.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissections and fibromuscular dysplasia27 November 2018
In the International Journal of Cardiology Angela Maas showed that spontaneous coronary artery dissections (SCADs) are increasingly recognized as an important cause of acute coronary syndromes in predominantly women below 60 years of age.
Connecting splicing and epigenetics in skin stem-cells20 November 2018
Sabine Tanis and Klaas Mulder, theme Cancer develoment and immune defense, found that part of this robustness is conferred by functional connections between transcriptional/epigenetic and splicing regulation of genes involved in cell-cell contacts. Their findings are published in Cell reports.
Cancer cell moves like a predator Lévy walk may be the weak spot of cancer cells19 November 2018
In contrast to their non-metastatic counterparts, metastatic cancer cells show movement patterns that are also often employed by predators searching for prey. This was shown by an international study on movement patterns of cancer cells published in Nature Communications.
Regenerative medicine could treat fecal incontinence, in the future15 November 2018
Wiep de Lingy and Alejandra Ruiz-Zapata, theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine, systematically reviewed preclinical and clinical studies looking into regenerative medicine strategies to treat fecal incontinence in a recent publication in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Sepsis-associated acute kidney injury: A randomized clinical trial15 November 2018
Peter Pickkers, theme Infectious diseases and global health, published in JAMA, that among patients who were critically ill with sepsis-associated acute kidney injury, human recombinant alkaline phosphatase compared with placebo did not significantly improve short-term kidney function.
Validation of ACCESS: an automated tool to support self-management of COPD exacerbations13 November 2018
In the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Lonneke Boer and colleagues described the validity of an innovative software application that provides automated treatment advice to patients with COPD without the interference of a health care professional.
€ 100k grant to investigate relation between bruxism and tooth wear13 November 2018
The research proposal 'Bruxism and tooth wear: a destructive combination?' of Bas Loomans and Stanimira Kalaykova has received a research grant of € 100k on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the ‘Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde (NTvT)’
Validity of a wireless patch sensor to monitor mobility tested in both an experimental and a hospital setup12 November 2018
In PLoS One Niek Koenders and colleagues showed the importance of testing the validity of physical activity monitors in a real-world hospital setup rather than an experimental setup.