Research news at Radboudumc.
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.
Decision-making in extreme prematurity awarded by ZonMW16 May 2018
Rosa Geurtzen was awarded as appreciation for her role in a project that contributes to making effective choices in healthcare. She received the scholarship for the PreCo study, in which prenatal counseling in extreme preterm birth is optimized.
The National Healthcare Institute (ZIN) provides insight in the displacement of healthcare25 April 2018
Displacement of care is difficult to assess. On behalf of the National Healthcare Institute, a consortium led by the Radboudumc has therefore carried out research into displacement of care in Dutch healthcare.
Honorary doctorate in Aalborg for Nico Verdonschot25 April 2018
Verdonschot has a global reputation in the field of orthopaedic biomechanics. Besides professor in the Radboudumc, he is the scientific director of the TechMed Centre, and professor of Biomechanical Implants at the department of Biomechanical Engineering at the UT.
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.
Celsus academie presents book on affordable healthcare Presentation at Celsus academie conference on 19 April18 April 2018
We must make clear decisions about what we want to spend our healthcare budget on. It is important to cut back on unnecessary care and improve the coordination of the care being demanded.
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!
Vintage video sheds new light on Parkinson’s disease New observations in unique thirty-year-old video images14 March 2018
In the early nineteen eighties, seven young Americans developed severe and acute symptoms of Parkinson’s disease shortly after injecting themselves with a new synthetic heroine. This incident has dramatically changed the way we think about the cause and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Clinical performance of full rehabilitations with direct composite in severe tooth wear patients7 March 2018
Bas Loomans and colleagues recently published in the Journal of Dentistry about the 3.5 year clinical performance of a restorative technique using composite resin restorations in patients with severe tooth wear.
Carine van der Vleuten appointed associate Professor Vascular anomalies28 February 2018
As associate Professor with a research accent, she will focus her research on vascular anomalies, particularly on propranolol treatment of infantile hemangioma and also on Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome and other somatic over-growth syndromes (SOGS).
Back on your feet after brain damage Loop Expertise Centrum develops method for treating walking impairments27 February 2018
Brain damage following a stroke, brain tumor or accident often results in walking impairments. The huge variation in problems and treatment options makes this a very difficult problem to treat.
Haloperidol does not prevent delirium or improve survival rates in ICU patients Large-scale study shows commonly used drug has no preventive effect21 February 2018
Prophylactic use of the drug haloperidol does not help to prevent delirium in intensive care patients or improve their chances of survival. Therefore, there is no reason anymore to administer the drug as a preventive measure to reduce the burden of delirium.
Radboudumc successful in call Enabling Technologies Hotels15 February 2018
The Technology Hotel concept entails that researchers (the guests) who do not have access to high-end technologies, can obtain access to these technologies and the connected expertise and infrastructure via a service-oriented facility (the Hotel).
Michiel Vermeulen partner in H2020 Marie-Curie ITN network: EpiSyStem9 February 2018
This network combines chromatin biology in stem cells, early embryos and reprogramming, including the modelling of human neurological, chromatin-related diseases with bioinformatics, epigenetics / epigenomics, and systems biology at the population and single cell / single embryo level.