The following news items are related to the research theme Disorders of movement.
Walking ability in Parkinson patients improves with the clever use of self-discovered compensation strategies26 March 2019
Losing the ability to walk normally is a widespread problem for people with Parkinson's disease. However, patients themselves frequently discover innovative compensation strategies to circumvent their walking problems.
Standing balance capacity is easily overestimated in well-recovered stroke survivors20 February 2019
In Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair Jolanda Roelofs and Sander Geurts showed that well-recovered persons in the chronic phase after stroke with clinically no (or only very limited) motor impairment of the affected leg may still show substantial problems with standing balance control.
Specific sugar is important for muscle function Treat a genetic condition with a pinch of sugar?2 January 2019
Dirk Lefeber and colleagues have discovered that the sugar sialic acid is important for good muscle and heart function. In a family with muscle problems, they discovered a mistake in a gene that prevents the breakdown of sialic acid.
Bas Bloem receives Tom Isaacs Award for effort to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s2 October 2018
Bas Bloem receives the Tom Isaacs award 2018. Andel Research Institute and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust awarded Bloem, together with Simon Stott, as scientists who strive to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's.
Cognitive behavioral therapy effective in MD1 New treatment option for complex disease21 September 2018
Treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy helps patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 in improving their physical abilities and social participation. This is the result of a survey of more than 250 patients in four European countries.
Successful teamwork between Neurology and Human Genetics leads to identification of two new ataxia genes19 September 2018
Thanks to close cooperation between Bart van de Warrenburg (Neurology) and Erik-Jan Kamsteeg (Humans Genetics) two new genes involved in movement disorders were identified. The genes are relevant for autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia.
Gatsby Foundation donates 10 million to improve Parkinson's care UK foundation supports rigorous healthcare innovation in the Netherlands15 August 2018
The Parkinson center for expertise receives 10 million euros from the Gatsby Foundation. Thanks to this private donation they can implement a new healthcare model that focuses on the desires and needs of people with Parkinson's disease.
A low cholesterol level is not a good thing21 June 2018
Research shows that low cholesterol can also be harmful. Researchers from Radboudumc and their Australian and American colleagues discovered a new metabolic defect, producing very low cholesterol levels. This causes brain anomalies, developmental delay, epilepsy and typical facial deformities.
Rick Helmich receives 693,000 dollar from Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson research12 June 2018
Rick Helmich, researcher at the Donders Center for Medical Neurosciences, receives a grant of $ 693,000 from the Michael J Fox Foundation. With this he can investigate the brain mechanisms that are responsible for the progression of Parkinson's disease.
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.
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.
Save the date for Radboud New Frontiers 2018: Betere zorg, netwerkzorg?17 January 2018
After standard care, standardized care, and personalized care, network care will be care 4.0. But how exactly do you do that? Should we create new structures for it or is it just a matter of trust and ability to step back?
Save the date for Radboud New Frontiers 2018: Big data, better healthcare?17 January 2018
How is big data influencing healthcare and healthcare research? How will it help us and what are the limitations? The first day of the 12th edition of the Radboud New Frontiers symposium, on 1 November 2018, will give you all the answers (and raises new questions).
Laser shoes prevent 'freezing' in Parkinson patients Clear reduction in symptoms21 December 2017
Freezing of gait, an absence of forward progression of the feet despite the intention to walk, is a debilitating symptom of Parkinson's disease. Laser shoes that project a line on the floor to the rhythm of the footsteps help trigger the person to walk.
Transmural care to improve participation in sick children23 November 2017
Together with the Amalia Children’s hospital and “Stichting Kind en Ziekenhuis”, Chris Verhaak (Medical Psychology, theme Mitochondrial diseases) received a grant of 450.000 euro grant from “Zorginstituut Nederland” for the project TRANSIT.