The following news items are related to the research Reconstructive and regenerative medicine.
Surgery to straighten a deviated septum improves quality of life20 June 2019
Patients with a deviated septum breathe more easily after a septoplasty and their quality of life improves. Specialists have long debated its benefits. Machteld van Egmond, Maroeska Rovers, and Niels van Heerbeek have ended the controversy with a publication in The Lancet.
Association of gestational weight gain with adverse maternal and infant outcomes13 May 2019
An individual participant meta-analysis published in JAMA showed that pregnancy BMI is related stronger to maternal and infant complications than to gestational weight gain. The PRIDE Study, with coauthors Marleen van Gelder and Nel Roeleveld, was one of the participating cohorts.
Toughened calcium phosphate bone cements using PVA Fibers2 May 2019
Nathan Kucko and Sónia de Lacerda Schickert, and colleagues, published in ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering that the incorporation of poly fibers in calcium phosphate bone cements substantially improves their strength and toughness while maintaining their ostecompatibility.
Biomaterials-aided mandibular reconstruction using in vivo bioreactors22 March 2019
In a collaborative effort, John Jansen en Jeroen van den Beucken, theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine, have demonstrated in PNAS the feasibility of an in vivo bioreactor-based strategy to generate vascularized bony tissue and its use for mandibular reconstruction.
€180k for Orthopaedic Research Laboratory31 January 2019
Researchers of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory of the Radboudumc, together with the LUMC, received a grant of €180k from the Innovatiefonds Zorgverzekeraars for clinical implementation of patient-specific computer models for fracture risk prediction in patients with bone metastases.
The master regulatory role of the transcription factor p63 in skin disease24 January 2019
PhD candidate Jieqiong Qu from Jo Huiqing Zhou’s group in Molecular Developmental Biology, theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine, has published a paper in Cell Reports on the master regulatory role of the transcription factor p63 in skin disease.
Willeke Daamen elected secretary of NBTE6 December 2018
The Netherlands society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering aims to promote the interests of biomaterials science and tissue engineering in the Netherlands and to stimulate cooperation between universities, institutions and industries in these domains.
A personal touch of Bryan van den Broek22 November 2018
In order to promote interaction amongst colleagues within RIMLS, we have a ‘personal touch’ series setting employees in the spotlight. A light-hearted manner to learn about the colleagues you know and those you don’t! This week: Bryan van den Broek.
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.
A personal touch of Frank Walboomers15 November 2018
In order to promote interaction amongst colleagues within RIMLS, we have a ‘personal touch’ series setting employees in the spotlight. A light-hearted manner to learn about the colleagues you know and those you don’t! This week: Frank Walboomers.
€ 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)’
A personal touch of Frank Vandenbussche8 November 2018
In order to promote interaction amongst colleagues within RIMLS, we have a ‘personal touch’ series setting employees in the spotlight. A light-hearted manner to learn about the colleagues you know and those you don’t! This week: Frank Vandenbussche.
Report of the 12th New Frontiers symposium Big data, better healthcare? - 1 November 20187 November 2018
Examples from the application of deep learning to image reading in pathology and radiology and the application of network medicine to monitor infectious disease outbreaks or collective mood states using twitter data showed the huge potential of big data approaches for building better healthcare.
Report of the 12th New Frontiers symposium Better care, network care? - 2 November 20187 November 2018
No easy answers at this symposium last Friday, only challenges that can be overcome if we succeed in 5 things. First and most radically, put patients in the center of healthcare. Second, start with assessing what the local population needs and not what local professionals have to offer.
A rabbit model of Pin Tract Infections for studying the efficacy of antibacterial strategies25 October 2018
Recently, Jinlong Shao and Fang Yang, theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine, and colleagues showed a percutaneous rabbit tibia model with repeated bacterial challenge to evaluate the efficacy of antibacterial strategies in Acta Biomaterialia.
Muscle fibrosis in the soft palate: delivery of cells, growth factors and anti-fibrotics30 August 2018
Hans Von den Hoff, recently published an article in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews together with Willeke Daamen and Toin van Kuppevelt, all from the theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine.
Poster prize Lars Damen at 10th European Elastin Meeting17 August 2018
At the 10th European Elastin Meeting, Lars Damen, theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine, received the early-stage researcher award for his poster entitled “Development of tools to study the sulfation pattern of heparan sulfate involved in elastic fiber biology”.
Prinses Beatrix Spierfonds grant for Rick Wansink and Frank Walboomers23 July 2018
Rick Wansink, theme Nanomedicine, and Frank Walboomers, theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine, have been awarded a 250.000 EUR grant of the Prinses Beatrix Spierfonds towards the study and elucidation of myotonic dystrophy, in a project entitled: Harmful RNA in myotonic dystrophy.
Patient-specific computer models can help predicting fracture risk12 July 2018
Patient-specific computer (finite element (FE)) models are a potential tool to improve clinical fracture risk predictions in patients with metastatic bone disease. That was concluded in a study by Eggermont et al., recently published in Bone and Joint Research.