The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on (future) parents and their babies26 November 2020
While the corona crisis affects all of us, people who have just started a family or are trying to, are doing this in a sub-optimal situation. Researchers are trying to find out how the ongoing crisis is affecting them.
Radboudumc leads research into paramedical recovery care after COVID-1912 November 2020
A national paramedical research consortium will evaluate paramedical recovery care for patients with COVID-19 in close collaboration. The paramedical care that will be evaluated includes exercise therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietetics, and physical therapy in the first line.
Learning disorders and Parkinson’s disease: tremor predicts effects of medication12 November 2020
The effect of dopaminergic medication on the learning abilities of patients with Parkinson’s disease turns out to be linked to the presence of tremor symptoms. In patients who do not experience tremor, dopaminergic medication improves the ability to learn from rewards (reinforcement learning)
967K Euro grant to develop organoids enabling new research methods for skin disorders11 November 2020
Ellen van den Bogaard will lead a consortium, financed by Health Holland, to establish a platform in which materials and technologies are developed to stimulate research with so-called skin organoids, small pieces of cultured skin.
Reprogramming of bone marrow myeloid precursor cells in patients with severe coronary artery disease10 November 2020
Exploratory ''first-in-man'' study adds a new dimension to the role of our innate immune system in the development of cardiovascular disease. This study from Niels Riksen and colleagues is published in Elife.
600.000 euro to improve Precision Electroconvulsive therapy for depression4 November 2020
Depression researchers at the Radboudumc and Donders Institute receive 600.000 euro from the Dutch organisation for health research ZonMw. With the grant, the clinical scientists will improve knowledge and reputation of precision electroconvulsive therapy for patients with a depression.
Ronald de Groot receives royal decoration as Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau.4 November 2020
Ronald de Groot receives royal decoration as Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau because of his exceptional contribution to pediatrics, in particular pediatric infectious diseases. He has used his influence, position and experience to help the most vulnerable in our society.
Two studies show potential of trained immunity for the treatment of cancer Radboudumc makes Cell twice in one issue29 October 2020
Mihai Netea: "These studies show that stimulating trained immunity can have an important anti-cancer effect. In combination with current immunotherapy with 'checkpoint inhibitors', boosting trained immunity has the potential to significantly improve cancer treatment"
Research should facilitate discontinuation of antidepressants29 October 2020
How do you reduce the use of antidepressants safely and without major problems? That is a question that concerns many patients and physicians. Radboudumc and Amsterdam UMC in the Netherlands are going to investigate this with a ZonMw grant of 1.5 million euros.
Largest study ever on research integrity Aimed at all researchers in the Netherlands15 October 2020
Radboudumc participates in the National Survey on Research Integrity (NSRI), which is being distributed to nearly 40,000 researchers in the Netherlands starting today. Hereby a gentle reminder to complete the survey!
Making bones is less difficult than was previously thought Ten-year controversy settled with publication in Nature Communications15 October 2020
The way in which bone formation occurs need to be redefined. This was revealed in a publication in Nature Communications by Nico Sommerdijk, theme Reconstructive and Regenerative Medicine, and his colleagues.
TURBO grants for four medical-technical research projects8 October 2020
On Wednesday, October 7th, four TURBO grants were awarded to new technical-medical research proposals. The grants are part of the TURBO program, a collaboration between the University of Twente (TechMed Centre) and the Radboudumc.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN SkinTERM coordinated by Willeke Daamen and Toin van Kuppevelt6 October 2020
The European Union has granted more than 3 million euro to the SkinTERM project “Skin Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: From skin repair to regeneration”. SkinTERM is coordinated by Willeke Daamen en Toin van Kuppevelt.
Uterine B cells involved in healthy pregnancy more insight in the development of pregnancy complications30 September 2020
Immune cells in the uterine wall are important for a successful pregnancy. In a publication in Cell Reports, Marilen Benner and colleagues show that B-cells play an important role in this.
Tjitske Kleefstra appointed endowed professor of Clinical genetics and psychopathology of rare syndromes17 September 2020
Tjitske Kleefstra has been appointed endowed professor of Clinical genetics and psychopathology of rare syndromes at the department of Neurodevelopmental disorders, with effect from 1 September.
Annette Schenck appointed professor of Translational Genomics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders17 September 2020
Annette Schenck has been appointed professor of Translational Genomics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. with effect from 1 August. The chair will bring together fundamental and translational research in the field of brain developmental disorders.
Transfer of new anti-hepatitis C drugs across the human placenta9 September 2020
In a recent publication in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, researchers from the Departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmacy, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, investigated the placental passage of two such drugs for the first time.
Nanda Rommelse appointed endowed professor of Neurodevelopmental disorders8 September 2020
Nanda Rommelse has been appointed professor of Neurodevelopmental disorders with effect from 1 September. The chair will function as a bridge between the Psychiatry Department of the Radboudumc with Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Does the COVID-19 cytokine storm exist? Research may have an impact on the chances of success of a specific treatment4 September 2020
Following the measurement of several important cytokines in patients with COVID-19 and various other severe diseases, researchers at Radboud university medical center now show that COVID-19 is not characterized by a cytokine storm.