Rebecca Halbach receives idea generator grant to fight mosquito transmitted viruses8 July 2020
Rebecca Halbach and Pascal Miesen have investigated in a collaborative project whether the treatment of mosquitoes with antiviral drugs can prevent the transmission of mosquito-transmitted viral diseases.
Invasive fungal infections in influenza and COVID-198 July 2020
The Aspergillus fungus is found in the lungs of many COVID patients. A parallel occurs with influenza patients, who often develop a serious fungal infection. Although such a serious fungal infection seems to occur less frequently in COVID-patients, alertness remains necessary,
Online conference offers advantages for scientists2 July 2020
Flying around the world for every congress is outdated. Scientists can now choose for a more environmentally conscious option. Published in 'De Volkskrant', Radboudumc researchers Teun Bousema, Estel Collado and Julie Verhoef argue that the online congress can offer serious advantages.
Experts on metabolic diseases still an unknown major problem...1 July 2020
Six Dutch UMCs and a patient association contribute to treating and solving this major, often unknown, problem. Timely detection of metabolic diseases is vital. Therefore, Radboudumc is also part of the consortium “United for Metabolic Diseases”.
Stefan Listl member Lancet Commission on Oral Health29 June 2020
In recognition of the global public health importance, woeful neglect of oral diseases, and the need for a broader understanding and commitment to global oral health within medicine and global health agendas, The Lancet recently established a Commission on Oral Health.
Trained immunity: a tool for reducing susceptibility to and the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection29 June 2020
In a review in Cell Mihai Netea, Frank van de Veerdonk, Reinout van Crevel and Jorge Dominguez Andres propose that induction of trained immunity by whole-microorganism vaccines may represent an important tool for reducing susceptibility to and severity of SARS-CoV-2.
Master Prizes 2018-2019 awarded for best internship reports24 June 2020
Which students have made the best reports of their scientific internship? On 18 June the Radboudumc Master Prizes were awarded, an annual tradition to reward 'remarkably good scientific work by students'. This year's presentation was virtual, given the corona conditions.
Recommendations for hospital-based physical therapists managing patients with COVID-1924 June 2020
In the journal Physical Therapy, Karin Felten-Barentsz and colleagues from the department of Rehabilitation and IQ healthcare described detailed recommendations and intervention descriptions for hospital-based physical therapists managing patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Netherlands.
Metabolomics Society Early Career Travel Award for Purva Kulkarni18 June 2020
Purva Kulkarni has been awarded the Metabolomics Society Early Career Travel Award to present her work titled - Towards precision diagnostics: Untargeted metabolomics for the diagnosis of inborn errors of metabolism in individual patients.
Molecular scissors play a role in kidney and lung leakage in COVID-19 patients18 June 2020
‘Molecular scissors', play a role in leakage of fluid from blood vessels to lungs and kidneys in COVID-19 patients. The scissors cut the protective sugar layer in the blood vessels. The more serious the disease, the more active the scissors, wrote Johan van der Vlag and colleagues in MedRxiv.
Antihypotensive agent disrupts the immune system in sepsis11 June 2020
Patients who go into shock caused by sepsis are treated with norepinephrine. Researchers from Radboudumc published results in today’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine revealing that its use is not without drawbacks.
New insight into the effect of hydroxychloroquine undermines its use in corona11 June 2020
Researchers at Radboud university medical center have discovered an as yet unknown effect of hydroxychloroquine. Raphael Duivenvoorden was interviewed in the program Op1 at NPO1 to elaborate on the findings. It seems unlikely that chloroquine has beneficial effect in corona infections.
Strain elastography predicts lung cancer metastases9 June 2020
The first multicenter study by researchers Roel Verhoeven and Erik van der Heijden, in which the added predictive value of elastography by means of endobronchial ultrasound of mediastinal lymph nodes in patients with lung cancer was systematically investigated.
3 million euro for Marie Curie ITN SkinTERM5 June 2020
The European Union has provisionally awarded a grant of more than 3 million euro to the SkinTERM project “Skin Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: From skin repair to regeneration”. SkinTERM is coordinated with Willeke Daamen as coordinator and Toin van Kuppevelt as vice coordinator.
Singing gratitude for our researchers4 June 2020
Because the Alpe d'HuZes will not be able to take place in France this year, the organization has decided to set up an alternative tour today, 4 June 2020. With this they want to let you know that despite the coronacrisis cancer patients and their own mission have not been forgotten.
UMCs work together on the FAIRification of patient registries4 June 2020
It has become easier for scientists working with rare diseases to exchange research data. By researchers from Radboudumc and Amsterdam UMC, a rare disease registry codebook has been created. The codebook facilitates data exchange between institutions with different electronic data capture software.
Biomarkers found in COVID-19 patients support bradykinin hypothesis29 May 2020
A study into inflammatory substances in the blood of COVID-19 patients supports the hypothesis that kinins could play a role in the respiratory problems experienced by critically ill COVID-19 patients in IC. This discovery, published at MedRxiv, could lead to the development of new treatments.
Introducing OnePlanet Research Center webinar 5 June, 16:00 hrs.29 May 2020
OnePlanet Research Center develops digital technologies to create a society in which everyone can live a healthy life and has access to healthy and sustainable food. Radboudumc and Radboud University are amongst the founding partners. Find out what OnePlanet can do for you in this online session.
The impact of sex and gender in the COVID-19 pandemic29 May 2020
The case study of Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, developed by the European Commission’s H2020 Expert Group to update and expand "Gendered Innovations/Innovation through Gender", examines the impact of sex and gender in the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Evaluation of an AI system for detection of COVID-19 on Chest X-Ray images22 May 2020
In the journal Radiology researchers from Radboudumc, Bernhoven Hospital and Jeroen Bosch Hospital described how an artificial intelligence system (CAD4COVID-XRay) can identify characteristics of COVID-19 on chest x-rays with performance comparable to six independent radiologists.
First clinical trial with genetically modified malaria vaccine completed22 May 2020
In an innovative study, Radboudumc and LUMC jointly tested a candidate vaccine based on a genetically weakened malaria parasite. The results of this clinical trial, published in Science Translational Medicine, show that the vaccine is safe and elicits a defense response against a malaria infection.
Intra-articular corticosteroid injections increase the risk of requiring knee arthroplasty14 May 2020
In The Bone & Joint Journal, RIHS researcher Stan Wijn et al. showed that corticosteroid injections in the knee joint are associated with an increased risk of knee arthroplasty in patients with, or at risk of developing, symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee.