Should we prepare for a corona-related depression wave? Indira Tendolkar and Eric Ruhé talk about their research projects13 January 2021
Since the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2, many of us have been staying at home in order to limit our social interactions, to keep ourselves and others safe from the virus. Yet, there’s also concern about what social distancing and anxiety generated by media reports are doing to people's mental health.
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)
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.
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.
Ritalin enhances your ability to do tasks by making you more motivated26 March 2020
A new study uncovers how stimulants like Ritalin work in the brain, and it challenges some misconceptions for its recreative use. The collaboration between Radboudumc and Brown University (USA) was published in the journal Science.
Mechanism exposed for increased stress sensitivity17 December 2019
Approximately seventy percent of the population carries a genetic variant of the so-called serotonin transporter gene. This genetic variant makes people more sensitive to stress and increases the risk of stress-related disorders, such as depression.
Two DCMN researchers in top 1 percent by citations28 November 2019
Jan Buitelaar and Christian Beckmann made it to this year’s list of highly cited researchers. Researchers in this list are selected for their exceptional research performance and are regarded to have had a major impact on fellow scientists.
Careful prescription of addictive painkillers still necessary19 September 2019
Although the use of opioid painkillers in the Netherlands has risen over the past ten years, it is nowhere near the degree to which they are used in the United States, say Arnt Schellekens and his colleagues in an article published in The Lancet Public Health.
Awarded KWF grants for Radboudumc researchers2 July 2019
The Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) has awarded 25.5 million euros to 50 new research projects in 16 different institutes. 8 grants are awarded to Radboudumc researchers. We congratulate our researchers with this funding and wish them success with their great work.
Impulsivity and infectious diseases among female prisoners in Indonesia Knowledge transfer alone not sufficient for controlling infectious diseases28 March 2019
Unprotected sexual contact and intravenous drug use are important routes of infection for infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B and C and syphilis.
Ultrahigh-resolution MRI reveals structural brain differences in serotonin transporter knockout rats after sucrose and cocaine self-administration20 February 2019
In Addiction Biology Peter Karel and Judith Homberg showed that rats lacking the serotonin transporter show increased cocaine, but unaltered sucrose, self-administration.
Stress hormone may improve exposure therapy for patients suffering from PTSD7 February 2019
Exposure therapy is effective in about half of the patients with PTSD. This percentage may possibly increase due to the targeted use of cortisol in the right patients. Benno Roozendaal received a TOP subsidy from ZonMw to investigate this.
3 DCMN researchers among most cited scientists10 December 2018
Christian Beckmann, Jan Buitelaar and Barbara Franke made it to this year’s list of highly cited researchers. Scientists in this list are selected for their exceptional research performance and are regarded to have had a major impact on fellow scientists.
Researchers and industry join forces to unravel and treat autism Public-private project AIMS-2 receives 110 million euros from IMI12 July 2018
In a large public-private project, supported by 110 million euros by the IMI, a large consortium of researchers will search for biomarkers with which people with autism can be divided into clear subgroups.
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).
Brain switches between anticipated and actual threat A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience.12 September 2017
Our response to a threat seem to depend on the balance of activity between two specific brain regions. This is suggested by neuroimaging data from two independent samples of adults in the Netherlands published in The Journal of Neuroscience on September 11.