Want to be sustainable and cool? Choose fans more and aircon less Keep cool and help the environment12 April 2022
A recent published study led by the University of Sydney, has found using indoor fans more often allows people to reduce their air conditioner use without changing how hot they feel, paving a way for reducing future energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Coen Bongers, is one of the co-authors.
Exercise program appears to be a good alternative to surgery for chronic chest pain Reduced risk of other conditions, hospitalizations, and mortality9 December 2021
Patients with chronic chest pain may benefit more from following an exercise program than from surgery in which doctors place a stent. Data from over 18,000 patients show a reduced risk of mortality, hospitalizations and other conditions.
How much should we exercise to live healthier lives? Research into the relationship between exercise, heart disease and mortality3 December 2021
It has long been known that exercise reduces the risk of many chronic diseases. However, we do not yet know exactly how much exercise is necessary to achieve health benefits.
Thomas van den Heuvel wins Stairway to Impact Award for safer pregnancies using AI Award for safer pregnancies using AI1 December 2021
Radboudumc researcher Thomas van den Heuvel receives the Stairway to Impact Award from Dutch Research Council NWO. He receives this prize for the development of the BabyChecker, a smartphone application that allows midwives to make ultrasounds during pregnancies.
Technology saves lives! 1.9 million euros from the Heart Foundation for developing smart watches17 November 2021
Niels van Royen is proud to be part of this consortium, initiated by Judith Bonnes, to develop a wrist band for early detection of cardiac arrest. Together with Erasmus, Reinier de Graaf and Corsano Health.
Tiny blood vessels, big problems Radboudumc receives grant for international collaboration3 November 2021
The Radboudumc, together with the University of Cambridge, receives a grant of €1.8M from three collaborating cardiac foundations for international research into the small blood vessels in the brain. This study will be led by Neurologist Frank-Erik de Leeuw and internist Niels Riksen.
AI helps the defibrillator think4 October 2021
In the future, the AED and the defibrillator will be able to do more than they do today. Now the devices can only give patients who need to be resuscitated a shock, but in time it will be possible, with the help of artificial intelligence, to say more about the condition of the patient.
Royal decorations for Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, Jolanda de Vries, Koos van der Velden and Jan Buitelaar28 April 2021
Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, Jolanda de Vries, Koos van der Velden and Jan Buitelaar are appointed by His Majesty as Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion, a highly prestigious decoration on 26 April 2021.
Exercise prevents new cardiovascular diseases4 March 2021
Exercise lowers the risk of glucose intolerance, obesity, elevated cholesterol and hypertension. The risk of new cardiovascular diseases can be lowered by an individual exercise guideline, argues epidemiologist Esmée Bakker in her dissertation on March 4.
Water as a new tool for cardiac screening for chest pain2 March 2021
Patients with chest pain not caused by a narrowing of the coronary arteries often do not know the cause of their symptoms. Scientists at the Radboudumc have successfully used a new technique to investigate other causes in the coronary arteries of the heart.
RIMLS online award ceremony proudly presenting the winners13 January 2021
In this special webinar of the RIMLS New Year Celebration, scientific director René Bindels reviewed 2020 and looked forward to 2021. But more importantly a number of researchers received prizes in the traditional RIMLS awards ceremony.
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.
Cum Laude PhD defense for Vincent Aengevaeren29 October 2020
We congratulate Vincent Aengevaeren! After defending his thesis entitled: ‘Potential Detrimental Effects of Exercise on the Heart’ on 28 October, Vincent attained his PhD degree with honors. Vincent had been appointed on a RIHS Junior Researcher grant.
Centuries-old medicine reduces the risk of new cardiovascular disease in heart patients17 September 2020
Colchicine, an anti-inflammatory drug that has been used for gout for centuries, has been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease in patients who have had a heart attack or are suffering from narrowed coronary arteries. Results of the study are published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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.
Long-term and acute benefits of reduced sitting on vascular flow and function31 August 2020
In Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Yvonne Hartman described a 16-week reduced sitting intervention that improved vascular function and cerebral blood flow. This highlights the potential benefits of reducing sedentary behaviour to improve cardio- or cerebrovascular risk.
Cardiac rehabilitation has a positive impact on the life expectancy of cardiac patients27 August 2020
All cardiovascular patients can benefit from participation in a cardiac rehabilitation program. People who participate in a program, in which they gain more knowledge about risk factors for cardiovascular disease and receive advice about lifestyle and stress management, live longer on average.
Cardiac function in relation to myocardial injury in hospitalised patients with COVID-1916 July 2020
In Netherlands Heart Journal RIHS researcher Frederik van den Heuvel described that in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, COVID-19 predominantly affects the respiratory system, while cardiac dysfunction occurs less often.
Jan Hein Cornel and Robert-Jan van Geuns appointed as full Professors of Cardiology18 June 2020
On 1 April, two new professors were added to the Cardiology department. Jan Hein Cornel has been named by special appointment as professor of Inflammation in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, and Robert-Jan van Geuns has been appointed as the new professor of Interventional Cardiology.
Catecholamines induce trained immunity in monocytes in vitro and in vivo10 April 2020
Niels Riksen and colleagues contributed data in Circulation Research, to the understanding of pathways driving inflammatory changes in conditions characterized by high catecholamine levels, and proposed that trained immunity underlies the increased cardiovascular event rate in PHEO patients.
RIMLS PhD retreat registration is open23 January 2020
Yearly, RIMLS PhD candidates gather for the two-day PhD Retreat. Apart from the science, this event is highly valued for the opportunity to meet and get to know fellow PhD candidates during the social activities. Early bird registration and abstract submission deadline: 4 March 2020.
Dietrich-Knorr Prize for Hedi Claahsen-van der Grinten10 December 2019
Hedi Claahsen-van der Grinten, theme Vascular damage, received the Dietrich-Knorr prize 2019 for the best published paper in the field of adrenal research, for her publication in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
3D breast ultrasound elastography to improve breast cancer detection5 November 2019
One out of seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their life. Early detection of breast cancer is important to increase the survival rate. Gijs Hendriks graduated recently on a new technique, 3D elastography, to detect breast cancer better.
RIMLS 25 years jubilee festival The Future is Yesterday3 October 2019
Together with more than 250 colleagues and alumni we celebrated 25 years of research into the molecular mechanisms of disease. During this exciting and informal event, we not only took a trip down memory lane, but also looked ahead to the next 25 years and beyond…...